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World Down Syndrome Day 2021

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World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated on 21st March and this year the theme is ‘we decide’. This has been chosen to reflect United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. There are eight core principles to the Convention and these are: Respect for dignity, for the rights of the individual with a […]

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‘Dear Future…’ – Letters for Down Syndrome Awareness Month

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As part of October’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a series of ‘Dear Future …’ letters have been written. These have been written in conjunction with PADS (Positive About Down Syndrome) to help future families and professionals have a better understanding of children with Down syndrome. Our very own June Rogers MBE, Children’s Specialist Nurse at […]

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Top Tips for Toilet Training Children with Down Syndrome

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK. It is often assumed that because children with Down Syndrome have delayed development, they will inevitably be delayed toilet training. Healthcare professionals often advise parents and carers to wait until the child seems ready.  However, there is no evidence or even agreement […]

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