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Down Syndrome World provides easy to read, entertaining and informative stories on Down syndrome research and medical care and the incredible work of our self-advocates.

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In This Issue

Features
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WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

Renowned Down syndrome expert and beloved pediatrician, Dr. Fran Hickey, provides insights and important takeaways

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CHANGING THE WORLD ONE STAGE AT A TIME

16-year-old Courtney Gaines from Oklahoma is unstoppable. Her latest endeavor? Rocking the runway at Global’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show with model and actress Mikaela Hoover

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EDUCATIONAL GRANTS WITH A GLOBAL REACH

Global supports Down syndrome organizations across the US and internationally with its impactful Educational Grants program

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DOWN SYNDROME IN UGANDA

A new study on Down syndrome in Uganda offers key recommendations that could improve the lives of people who are differently-abled

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MEG OHSADA – AN INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR

Olympic figure skater and artist from Canada, who is nonverbal, has learned that when it comes to communication, words are not always necessary

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