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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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GLOBAL is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education, and advocacy. Visit GLOBAL’s Website

In This Issue

Features
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ADULT MEDICAL CARE GUIDELINES NOW IN SPANISH AND JAPANESE

The first evidence-based guidelines for adults with Down syndrome includes important information on obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and more

15

HARDSHIP AND HAPPINESS: A JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY

Greys Anatomy’s E.R Fightmaster and model, actor and philanthropist Brandon Gruber bond at GLOBAL’s Fashion Show and share their journey of discovering their unique identities and advocating for inclusivity.

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SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD

Start the new year “R-word” – free!

Read award-winning actor and GLOBAL Board Member Jon C. McGinley’s powerful essay on this important topic

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IMPORTANT LEUKEMIA STUDY FROM THE SIE CENTER

The Sie Center study shows that the “normal” range of blood counts for people with Down syndrome is different than in the general population- this could change how clinicians test for Leukemia.

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