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My friend Luke is the bravest person I know. He is the nicest kid I’ve ever met and despite his disability, he is an active member of our school. Luke has Down syndrome but that does not stop him from doing everything anyone else does and he has the best attitude out of anyone. Jackson G. #OneBraveThing

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Journal article-Growth Charts for Children With Down Syndrome: 1 Month to 18 Years of Age LINK TO CHARTS--- http://www.growthcharts.com/

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These excellent visuals come from aboutdyspraxia.com (website seems to be down at time of writing) and offer a quick reference for teachers and others to identify signs of the above conditions.

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Supplements, etc. Pretty overwhelming, and I don't know how I feel about her "beating Down syndrome, one symptom at a time" statement. But possibly useful info.

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from Daily Infographic

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Music [Infographic]

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Music - It been shown how constructive music education is in all areas of cognitive development, but it also proves to be especially helpful to those with ASD. As showcased by this infographic, it basically boils down to the two most indicative symptoms across the spectrum of those with autism. Those being that ASD can be characterized mainly by poor ability to communicate and interact socially, along with being prone to repetitive behaviors and specific interests.

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The National Autistic Society is the UK's leading charity for people affected by autism. We want a world where all people living with autism get to lead the life they choose. We will transform understanding of autism and make sure everyone living with autism gets the support they need.

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Using a panel of ultrasound markers in a systematic fashion as a part of screening has been referred to as a "genetic sonogram". The presence of one of these markers may increase the possibility of Down syndrome.

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