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A Changing Landscape for Down Syndrome?

A new BBC poll suggests that British society has become more accepting of the genetic abnormality. Do Americans feel the same way?

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Should Down Syndrome Be Cured?

If there were a cure for your child that would fundamentally change who they are, would you welcome it?

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Deciding Not to Screen for Down Syndrome

Why one couple, at greater risk than most, has decided to have fewer prenatal tests.

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Is It Harder to Have a Child with Down Syndrome?

A mother's thoughts on what she has learned -- so far -- from her daughter.

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When Parents Differ on Prenatal Tests

Is there a good answer when one parent wants to terminate a pregnancy and the other does not?

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A Hero or Just a Parent?

A mother examines why other parents seem to want to put her on a pedestal.

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Life Before and After a Child’s Diagnosis

Looking back on the first two years of a family's life with Down Syndrome.

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Has Down Syndrome Hurt Us?

One mother reflects on what has, and has not, been lost.

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Choosing to Have a Child With Down Syndrome

I support abortion rights. I've had two abortions. But I have problems with the messages that often go along with prenatal testing.

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Outlawing Abortion Won’t Help Children with Down Syndrome

Some parents are celebrating the news that North Dakota has become the first state to outlaw abortion for fetal conditions like Down syndrome. I'm not.

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Prenatal Testing: When a Result Is Not a Diagnosis

An investigative report found that doctors and patients are misinterpreting new prenatal tests and failing to understand how often a positive screen can be a false alarm.

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Eleven, With Down Syndrome, and Still a Santa-Loving Little Girl. Maybe.

My daughter is still a little girl, with a stuffed Piglet and Velcro-fastened shoes. For years, she's dictated her letter to Santa to me. This year, things were different.

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Harsh Critics in Public Spaces, Judging Only What They See

Strangers like to tell me what I’m doing wrong as a parent, or at least give me hard, critical looks, all the time. But there's a big part of our story they often don't know.

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Home Schooling, and Teaching, a Child with Down Syndrome

In school, nothing our son did was seen as typical. At home, I’m able to see him as more than a diagnosis, and he’s able to learn.

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What Does My Brain Tumor Mean for My Life as a Mother?

I don't want to pretend everything is going to be okay.

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Deciding Not to Screen for Down Syndrome

Why one couple, at greater risk than most, has decided to have fewer prenatal tests.

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Is It Harder to Have a Child with Down Syndrome?

A mother's thoughts on what she has learned -- so far -- from her daughter.

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When Parents Differ on Prenatal Tests

Is there a good answer when one parent wants to terminate a pregnancy and the other does not?

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A Hero or Just a Parent?

A mother examines why other parents seem to want to put her on a pedestal.

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Life Before and After a Child’s Diagnosis

Looking back on the first two years of a family's life with Down Syndrome.

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