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elcuadernodenoa

#Repost @downsyndromemagazine • • • En el mes de la concienciación del Sindrome de Down 💙💛 voy a contaros una historia que le pasó a mi mamá, bueno, mejor que os lo cuente ella. Para ver el video, podéis hacer link en mi bio. . . “Lo he escrito a modo de cuento, porque somos los papás y mamás, los que debemos educar a nuestros hijos sobre lo que es el Síndrome de Down. Para que la sociedad los acepte, tal y cómo son. El otro día un amiguito de Noa, que tiene 8 años, al enterarse que ella tenía Síndrome de Down, le preguntó a su mamá ¿Entonces Noa está enferma? Claro que no, le dijo la mamá. “Noa es una niña cómo las demás, que no está malita, está sana. Pero tiene más dificultad para aprender las cosas y va más despacito. Por eso, le cuesta más hablar y hacer otras cosas. Precisamente, porque van más despacito, necesitan trabajar más. Y desde bebés están luchando por todo. Por el esfuerzo que supone todo eso, cada pequeño logro de ellos, es un gran triunfo para todos. Noa puede hacer las cosas como los demás, pero necesita más ayuda y dedicación. Ella está aprendiendo a leer, hace ballet, sabe nadar y ahora está haciendo lo que le gusta, que es…desfilar. Las personas con Sindrome de Down suelen ser muy cariñosos, sensibles y muy felices. Pero cada persona es un mundo y no tienen porque ser todos iguales. Todo eso y más, es el Sindrome de Down” Y el amiguito de Noa se fue tan contento con la explicación que le había dado su mamá.” ~ @irma.pct . . @elcuadernodenoa #elcuadernodenoa #lifeisbetterwithdown . . #sindromededown #sindromedown #downaddicts #vivircondown #amorsindromededown #dsawareness #cambiandomodelos #savedownsyndrome #downsyndrome #disabilityawareness #downrightperfect #masupquedown #sindrome21down #cromossomo21#t21 #cromossomodoamor #differentcapabilities #morealikethandifferent #trisomia21 #specialneedskids #t21momsarethebest #downsyndromecutie #downgirl #downsyndromemodel #downsyndromeprincess #downloversquedejanhuella

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sabi.regalo_de_dios

💙💛SABI The best sister! . I was worried about Matteo’s feelings and reaction of having a little sister, and even more knowing that she might needed more time and dedication from everyone including him. But here is just a little bit of why everything just banished as soon as she was born. This two love so very much that I can’t tell you exactly, and is thought love lol, they fight, they play, sign, fight again, they hug, kiss, fight again but he always wants to be with her, no matter what. No fears here because GOD DOES NOT MAKE MISTAKES!!! . . #teamsabi16 #ds #dsdn #dsawareness #inclusion #downsyndromeisbeautiful #downsyndromerocks #t21 #theluckyfew #worthit #morealikethandifferent #changingthefaceofbeauty #ootd #nothingdownaboutit #t21 ##upsyndrome #321 #sindromededown #extrachromosomeextracute #trisomy21 #downsyndromeawareness #downrightperfect #savingdownsyndrome #savedownsyndrome #lifeisbetterwithyou #downsyndromeawarenessmonth #pool #nofallhere #stillsummer #bronsislove #siblingshood

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kortney.b

#Emmietheunicornprincess is just every other kid on the planet and has favorite things. She loves playing games like peek-a-boo, pat-a-cake (or patty cake, whichever you prefer) likes to turn the pages in her books, her baby doll, a few TV shows and She LOVES the aquarium and fish and had a pretty fun time at the zoo. Someone once said they thought it was so sad that babies with Down syndrome didn't find interest in things. Welp, I'm here to tell you, THIS ONE SURE DOES! Hahahaha she would live in the water with the fish if she could because she loves them that much and shows that much interest in them. It's one of her signs that she constantly throws at us because she just loves fish 😂😂🐟🐠🐡🦈🐬🐳 #waterbaby . . . #t21 #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndromelove #theluckyfew #morealikethandifferent #shouttheirworth #lifeisbetterwithyou #homiewithanextrachromie #dsawareness #downsyndromeawareness #livingwithalittleextra #savedownsyndrome #downrightperfect #upsyndrome #chromosomecutie #extrablessed #changingthefaceofbeauty #downsyndromelove #dsdn #t21love💙💛 #rocktober #downsyndromeawarenessmonth

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roresdentistry

She might be a peanut like her proyiayia (great grandmother) 😍#katerinizoe #roresfamilydentistry #acceptance #dsnnn #dsawareness #ourgirl #docsheart #alifeworthliving

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mellokello717

DSAM Fun Fact #14: my BFF Tierney includes me in almost all of her shenanigans. (We do share a house and a room and parents and all.) But I will also be included when it's time for me to go to school. Studies are showing that putting us rockin' kids in the same classes as our peers without disabilities is best for us. Turns out it's good for them too. Being exposed to people who are different from you increases empathy and compassion. Go give it a try. I'll be here when you get back. #morealikethandifferent . . . . #downsyndromelove #lifeisbetterwithyou #theluckyfew #dsdn #nothingdownabouthim #adore_able #shouttheirworth #downsyndromeawareness #dsawareness #downsyndromeawarenessmonth

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samantha.jo.b

Bodie is really into books lately. If you are sitting or lying down, he will most likely plop down next to (or on top of) you and “read” to you. Good thing his big brothers are patient, because he can “read” for a really, really long time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #homiewithanextrachromie #heartwarrior #purposefullymade #bodieluke #heisworthy #chromosomallyenhanced #honestmotherhood #youcansitwithus #wouldntchangeathing #shouttheirworth #downsyndrome #downsyndromeawareness #theluckyfew #seekadventure #iowa #iowacity #upsyndrome #dsawareness #downrightperfect #differentisbeautiful #changingthefaceofbeauty #changetheworld #upsyndrome #aroundiowa #dsawareness

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grapesbunch

💙💛💙 Down Syndrome Awareness Month 💙💛💙 Thank you @gymboree #Repost @gymboree with @get_repost ・・・ Some happy news! Smile Baby Smile grand prize winner @ashlynnmcm is sharing her decade of free clothes with fellow finalist @betterwithbaylor in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Thank you, @ashlynnmcm! We were so inspired by her generosity that we’re donating $10,000 to @ndssorg to help promote awareness and inclusion. You can donate too via the link in our bio! #dsawareness #theluckyfew #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndromeawarenessmonth

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courtney.w.baker

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paytons_path

This girl loves to color and just recently has really improved in skill. . . . Kids with DS often have a hard time with fine motor control so seeing her newest colouring made us ecstatic. #downsyndromeawarenessmonth . . . Photo credit @bartonyszko drawing courtesy of @matty.uhoh

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sabi.regalo_de_dios

#14 Las personas con Síndrome de Down experimentan un atraso en el desarrollo cognitivo, pero el efecto suele ser de leve a moderado y el mismo no determina las capacidades y talentos que tiene cada persona. . No porque Sabi y sus amiguitos tengan la misma condición Síndrome de Down van a tener las mismas características, habilidades o retos. Por ejemplo Sabi dio sus primero pasos a los 16 meses pero fue hasta sus 2 años casi que empezó a caminar completamente sola y sin ayuda. Pero en cambio hay algunos de sus amiguitos que empezaron primero que ella como también hay otros que empezaron a casi 3 años. Cada individuo es único e irrepetible!!! . . #teamsabi16 #ds #dsdn #dsawareness #inclusion #downsyndromeisbeautiful #downsyndromerocks #t21 #theluckyfew #worthit #morealikethandifferent #changingthefaceofbeauty #ootd #nothingdownaboutit #t21 ##upsyndrome #321 #sindromededown #extrachromosomeextracute #trisomy21 #downsyndromeawareness #downrightperfect #savingdownsyndrome #savedownsyndrome #lifeisbetterwithyou #downsyndromeawarenessmonth

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thefergseveryday

Day dreaming about the chicken nuggets he just ate.

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baby_lemonade_

Day 14 - "I never knew that there were three different types of Down syndrome...[There is Nondisjunction a.k.a. Complete Trisomy 21, which is the most common type, Translocation Trisomy 21 which is passed through genes hereditarily, and Mosaic Trisomy 21, which is the most uncommon. Kara has Nondisjunction Trisomy 21, the most commonly occurring.]" ~Aunt Janet & the three types of #trisomy21. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #downsyndromeawareness #downsyndromeawarenessmonth #dsawareness #downsyndrome #findyourtribe #downsyndromeblogger #nowyouknow #downsyndromefacts

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thedsdn

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rocconrollup

OCT 14, 2018 — Hoy fue mi primer paseo en transporte colectivo 🚌✨ . Fui como cada domingo a almorzar a casa de mis abuelitos, a 10 cuadras de casa, pero hoy mamá y papá me llevaron en porteador y tomaron un autobús. 👶🏻❤️ . Me senté en la ventana y pude curiosear todo a mí alrededor! Me encanta que me carguen en fular, me siento como en la panza de mí mamá otra vez! 😍🌸 . . . #theluckyfew #lifeisbetterwithyou #morealikethandifferent #homiewithanextrachromie #downrightperfect #upsyndrome #t21 #t21love #dsawareness #extrachromosome #sindromededown #nothingdownaboutit #cutenessoverload #beingamom #rocconrollup #downsyndrome #trisomia21 #t21argentina #t21rocks #sindromededownargentina #downsyndromelove #downsyndromeawareness #downsyndromerocks #differentisbeautiful #octoberawareness #octoberawarenessmonth #octubremesdelaconcienciación #downsyndromeawarenessmonth #wdsd2018 #wouldntchangeathing

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palsprograms

Meet Tori Cedar, one of our #PALSleaders. Head to our blog, linked in the bio, where she gives some great insight to the importance of being an “Agent of Inclusion.” Comment below to say hi to Tori!

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sabi.regalo_de_dios

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jmhammon67

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mamabilityblog

Post #14, Year Three: Year three shaped up to be a very eventful year! First semester of KinderFrogs? ✔️. First steps? ✔️. First & second surgeries? ✔️✔️. 2nd birthday party? ✔️. First LITTLE BROTHER?!?! ✔️. That’s right, the big adventures of little #EandLi began on June 25th, 2015. Ironically, very close to Everett’s original due date (which was June 26th). Shortly after Liam was born I was informed that Everett would never be the “true” big brother. That developmentally Liam would eventually assume that position. All I can say about that is....well, I’ll let the photos do the talking 😂😳👶🏻👶🏼🤼‍♂️ #alphabrothers #thisisus #ourstory #everettsstory #theluckyfew #lifewithds #rocktober #rocthe21 #dsawareness #dsawarenesdmonth #downsyndrome

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extraordinaryzak

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sabi.regalo_de_dios

💙💛SABI Bilingual soon Trilingual! . I was born here in Orlando like my brothers but I have 🇻🇪🇪🇸🇵🇷in my blood so I am learning how to speak Spanish beside English (I already understand it) I am just working on my speech. Also my Godfather (the best) @fernando.zucato is from 🇧🇷 and him and my titi @lilianvieira02 and titia Fatima @fatima_lna are teaching me Portuguese. I have seen few Speech therapists and they all said, it might take a little bit longer than usual for me but I will be able to speak any language I want. Amen 🙏🏼 . . #teamsabi16 #ds #dsdn #dsawareness #inclusion #downsyndromeisbeautiful #downsyndromerocks #t21 #theluckyfew #worthit #morealikethandifferent #changingthefaceofbeauty #ootd #nothingdownaboutit #t21 ##upsyndrome #321 #sindromededown #extrachromosomeextracute #trisomy21 #downsyndromeawareness #downrightperfect #savingdownsyndrome #savedownsyndrome #lifeisbetterwithyou #downsyndromeawarenessmonth #hispanicheritagemonth #spanishspeaking #bilingualkids #trilingual

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wellscooperative

Hey friends! I’m @samantha.jo.b and I own this little business. A true enneagram 7, I’m your hype girl. I have all the feelings and my mind constantly asks, “Why” about almost everything. I shoot from my hip and run hard after my passions. Everything we offer here at @wellscooperative is doing good in more ways than one. Our Lindsay Gold Filigree Earrings are so light I can’t even feel that I am wearing them and they are handmade by talented artisans in India. They are a new favorite for sure. Also, I adore this new shirt from @kalonthreads it is super soft and comfy. The heart behind Kalon Threads is incredible and they love to give back, just like we do. It is so fun to collab with other businesses driven by compassion 💛 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #fairtradefashion #fairtrade #handmadefashion #wellscooperative #purchasewithpurpose #changetheworld #sustainablestyle #sustainablefashion #ethicalfashion #ethicalstyle #upcycledfashion #ethicallymade #greenfashion #livebeautifully #makersmovement #artisanmade #shopwell #handmadejewelry #ethicalfashion #purchasewithapurpose #iowa #iowacity #iowacitymoms #dogood #advocate #advocatelikeamother #theluckyfew #shouttheirworth #dsawareness #madeintheusa #theluckyfew

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littlest_warrior

💗💗💗💗#triplethreat21 // Thanks for sharing @itsabellazoey // This month we are donating 10% of all sales to @magicwheelchair

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gl143

Missed Day 13 so here’s 13 & 14 DS Awareness - we are loyal! Never give up on our team! So here’s to a better night for our Boston Red Sox and a New England Patriots win! And to a great WIN by my T-Hawks team today! 13-0! On to the playoffs!!! #DSAwareness #breastcancerawareness

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coltsnation703

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harper_g_happenings_

Just a typical Sunday. 🤣 #dsawareness #dsdn #theluckyfew ❤️

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meeshellsullivan

Eric’s mom painted her house Down syndrome awareness colors just in time for our arrival 😜#downsyndromeawarenessmonth #elienhancesmylife

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sabi.regalo_de_dios

#13 El Síndrome de Down es una condición genética, no es una enfermedad. No te vas a contagiar! . Acepta, Respeta e Incluye!!! Y más aún date la oportunidad de conocerlos, verás que el cariño llegará solito! . . #teamsabi16 #ds #dsdn #dsawareness #inclusion #downsyndromeisbeautiful #downsyndromerocks #t21 #theluckyfew #worthit #morealikethandifferent #changingthefaceofbeauty #ootd #nothingdownaboutit #t21 ##upsyndrome #321 #sindromededown #extrachromosomeextracute #trisomy21 #downsyndromeawareness #downrightperfect #savingdownsyndrome #savedownsyndrome #lifeisbetterwithyou #downsyndromeawarenessmonth

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dsacentralca

Day 14 of Down Syndrome Awareness Month!! #dsacentralca #dsacc l#dsawareness

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rae_oft21

#downsyndromeawarenessmonth2018 #daughtergoals#babyspam#firstbaby#instababy#blogging#downsyndromeblog#instablog#mumblog#mumblogging#pbloggeruk#ukparentingblog#parenting#mumlife#mum#mumsofinstagram#motherhood#childhoodunplugged#lifewithds#theluckyfew#downsyndromeawareness#dsdn#changingthefaceofbeauty#xtra21#bornthisway#dsawareness#adore_able#differentlyabled#theluckyfew#lifewithds#iamable#ablefinder

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rae_oft21

Always on the go ❤️ #daughtergoals#babyspam#firstbaby#instababy#blog#blogging#downsyndromeblog#instablog#mumblog#mumblogging#pbloggeruk#ukparentingblog#parenting#mumlife#mum#mumsofinstagram#motherhood#childhoodunplugged#lifewithds#theluckyfew#downsyndromeawareness#dsdn#changingthefaceofbeauty#xtra21#bornthisway#dsawareness#adore_able#differentlyabled#theluckyfew#lifewithds#iamable#ablefinder

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faithelogan

Ready for church in her Down syndrome awareness dress and boots!! #dsawareness #dsacceptance #lightupthedarkness

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thislifewegotblog

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gloria_as_f

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sabi.regalo_de_dios

💙💛SABI Love Music! . PT is always fun for Sabi because her therapist is always singing to her while they’re working , no matter what they are working on, she always have a song for it. And that is the best way to get Sabi’s attention and get her involve on the activity because she just loves music!!! . . #teamsabi16 #ds #dsdn #dsawareness #inclusion #downsyndromeisbeautiful #downsyndromerocks #t21 #theluckyfew #worthit #morealikethandifferent #changingthefaceofbeauty #ootd #nothingdownaboutit #t21 ##upsyndrome #321 #sindromededown #extrachromosomeextracute #trisomy21 #downsyndromeawareness #downrightperfect #savingdownsyndrome #savedownsyndrome #lifeisbetterwithyou #downsyndromeawarenessmonth #friends #pt #physicaltherapy #grossmotorskills #balance

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gusgnomies

So one thing I’ve noticed with Gus is that it takes him a new seconds longer to process things and then respond. So often people don’t give him of others with DS to respond. They just keep firing questions away because he hasn’t answered yet. Give them those extra seconds and you’ll actually get to know them better. You’ll actually get to know what that’s thinking and feeling. #downsyndrome #dsawareness #dsawarenessmonth #theluckyfew #morealikethandifferent #gusgnomies

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dsfflorida

Help us wish Faith a Happy Birthday... Today Faith turns 20! She is currently in 11th grade and attends public school. Faith and her family recently moved to Tennessee and she misses her Florida family. Faith loves to play basketball, bowl, listen to music and hang out with her mom and brother Joshua. Happy Birthday Faith! (We miss you too! 💙💛) #gettoknowus #dsawareness #dsfflorida #dsfoundationflorida

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thefergseveryday

Chillin.

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dsacentralflorida

Did you know? People with Down syndrome experience cognitive delays, but the effect is usually mild to moderate and is not indicative of the many strengths and talents the person has. Celebrate Down Syndrome awareness Month with us all through October!

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marks_marvellous_moments

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kortney.b

Contrary to popular belief... Family members usually ENJOY and LOVE their family members who have #T21. 😱 #saywhaaaat??! #Emmietheunicornprincess and her cousin Miss Martie love each other. And they interact and play just like all the other cousins out there. Crazy, right?! 🤣 . . . #t21 #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndromelove #theluckyfew #morealikethandifferent #shouttheirworth #lifeisbetterwithyou #homiewithanextrachromie #dsawareness #downsyndromeawareness #livingwithalittleextra #savedownsyndrome #downrightperfect #upsyndrome #chromosomecutie #extrablessed #changingthefaceofbeauty #downsyndromelove #dsdn #t21love💙💛 #rocktober #downsyndromeawarenessmonth

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babybyoakley

When doctors and other medical professionals deliver a Down syndrome diagnosis, they should include photos like this and say, “Here. Yes, this may be life-altering news and not what you expected but, look. THIS is what comes with it...” Buddies who will grow up with your son. Mamas who understand. Dads who take float trips together. Siblings who will know a love unlike any other. And regular family trips to the pumpkin patch. 🎃 But fair warning, the babes will all start melting down and the moms and dads will need beers at lunch because #MoreAlikeThanDifferent, am I right?! 🍻 Down syndrome comes with some challenges, sure, but you also get SO. MUCH. GOOD. #findyourtribe #lovethemhard #DownSyndromeAwarenessMonth

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sabi.regalo_de_dios

This is my best friend Kai @jessicarr0411 , we are friends since right before our 1st Birthday and we were born just 4 days apart. We see each other at therapists, playgroups and every single event or just because...He is such a sweet boy and he is so much fun. In this pic he finally decided to get back at me and pull my hair, even though I was ok (because I have done it so many time to him) we got into a fight. But don’t worry we will be always Best Friends!!! Please scroll🔜 and try not to laugh. . MORE ALIKE THAN DIFFERENT 💙💛 . . #teamsabi16 #ds #dsdn #dsawareness #inclusion #downsyndromeisbeautiful #downsyndromerocks #theluckyfew #worthit #morealikethandifferent #ootd #nothingdownaboutit #changingthefaceofbeauty #sindromededown #savedownsyndrome #spring #lifeisbetterwithyou #minimodelfeatures #thereppinlife #cutekidsclub #kidsstylemodels #iwillteachthrworldtolove #love #kidsfashionistamode #fall #pumpkin #pumpkinpatch #bestfriends #bff #hairpulling

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downrightwild

There is true Joy with everything he does. Down Syndrome Awareness month day 13: people with down syndrome are not suffering from anything more than sore cheek muscles. I've never known joy like this ❤. . . . #joy #dsawareness #dsam #kidsofficial ##cuteboy #cutekids #nothingdownaboutit #theluckyfew #instacute #happy #igkids #igcuties #proudmom #momlife #gerberphotosearch2018

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gretchens.troupe

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awesome_ed

We tried to go to our first haunted house. He was too scared to make it through, but the staff was wonderful and he had fun #hallsofmadness #hauntedhouse #scary #specialneeds #dsawareness #downsyndromeawarenessmonth #prouddad

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sabi.regalo_de_dios

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baby_lemonade_

Day 13 - “What I’ve learned is to be more conscious of that I say. Amber’s story about the girl who couldn’t open the door and said she was special needs really hit me. I’m guilty of saying I need a para when I struggle with tasks and after knowing Kara I realize I’m minimizing other’s experiences when I make jokes like that.” ~Cousin Nicki shows the whole point of spreading #downsyndromeawareness 💙💛 #downsyndromeawarenessmonth #dsawareness #downsyndrome #findyourtribe #downsyndromeblogger

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madsencycles

Meet MILLIE 🤗: (swipe + like) “She is joy and the best friend anyone could ask for. She has Down syndrome, and she couldn’t be more amazing. She loves dancing, laughing and spending as much time as possible outside. She celebrates each day!” @bekahbehnke . #celebratewithmadsen #madsencommunityrocks #downsyndromeawareness #dsawareness #theluckyfew #disabilityawareness #inclusionmatters

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palsprograms

Thank you @navypierchicago for being one of our awesome #PALSsponsors. We had so much fun on the Centennial Wheel, Wave Swinger and Carousel. Thanks for giving us a great end to our week!

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jamiejomorgan

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nakita_loren

My beautiful blue eyed girl 😍 I’m so in love with this little cardigan I picked up in the sale while pregnant 😁 adorable rainbow clouds and multicoloured rain drops 😍 I’m starting to dress her more like a little person and less in babygrows constantly. She doesn’t look as impressed as I am though 😄💕 . . Follow us for daily doses of cuteness ✨ . . . . . #dsawareness #nodowndays #nothingdownaboutit #nothingdownaboutwillow #igbabies #breastfedbaby #downsyndrome #t21 #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #clickinmoms #our_everyday_moments #theluckyfew #shouttheirworth #advocatelikeamother #beautifulbaby #babiesofinstagram #daughter #picoftheday #instalove #babygirl #momlife #mumlife #mumblogger #mygirl #rainbowbaby #instalove #joyfulmamas #love

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francesca_zebedee_model

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grapesbunch

💙💛💙 Down Syndrome Awareness Month 💙💛💙 This caption from @beppa_1 “Please... Don’t say retarded...But not because it’s politically incorrect or even because it’s disrespectful. Don’t say it because parents out there everywhere, raising a child with a disability, are literally destroyed every time they hear it. My eyes tear, my stomach lurches, and I feel as if I’m swallowing a golf ball. Basically, it feels like something stupid or idiotic is being compared to someone I would give my life for. IntellectualIy, I realize that is never anyone’s intent. Emotionally? It slices my soul. #andnowyaknow #downsyndromeawarenessmonth #dsawareness #theluckyfew #nothingdownaboutit

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o.c.bridges

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o.c.bridges

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o.c.bridges

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dsacentralca

Day 13 of Down Syndrome Awareness Month!! #dsacentralca #dsacc l#dsawareness

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sabi.regalo_de_dios

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roresdentistry

Never a thought, which is why her middle name means LIFE. We chose life. #KZB #katerinizoe #dsnnn #roresfamilydentistry #acceptance #dsawareness #inclusion #ourgirl #docsheart #alifeWORTHliving

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mrslee719

Celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness month by getting matching Lucky Few tattoos. The Lucky Few tattoo has been gaining popularity among parents and family members of people with Down Syndrome over the past couple of years. “The arrows, because we can only launch forward after we have been pulled back and stretched.” We wouldn’t trade this life for ANYTHING. #downsyndrome #dsawareness #theluckyfew #t21 #extrachromosomeextralove

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rae_oft21

😂😂😂😂 at how she gets stuck 🤦🏼‍♀️🙊😂 #daughtergoals#babyspam#firstbaby#instababy#blog#blogging#downsyndromeblog#instablog#mumblog#mumblogging#pbloggeruk#ukparentingblog#parenting#mumlife#mum#mumsofinstagram#motherhood#childhoodunplugged#lifewithds#theluckyfew#downsyndromeawareness#dsdn#changingthefaceofbeauty#xtra21#bornthisway#dsawareness#adore_able#differentlyabled#theluckyfew#lifewithds#iamable#ablefinder

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pretty_annamarie

My extra chromosome makes me extra cute! #dsawareness #perfect

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rae_oft21

She loves soft play ☺️ #daughtergoals#babyspam#firstbaby#instababy#blog#blogging#downsyndromeblog#instablog#mumblog#mumblogging#pbloggeruk#ukparentingblog#parenting#mumlife#mum#mumsofinstagram#motherhood#childhoodunplugged#lifewithds#theluckyfew#downsyndromeawareness#dsdn#changingthefaceofbeauty#xtra21#bornthisway#dsawareness#adore_able#differentlyabled#theluckyfew#lifewithds#iamable#ablefinder

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samantha.jo.b

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mamabilityblog

Post #12, Year Three: Yep, year 3 marked the beginning of Ev strutting his stuff! It was really hard to watch his neurotypical peers start walking the year prior (while Ev was working on crawling), but after I observed how much harder it was for Ev to reach these milestones many of us take for granted...I was in complete awe of him. Especially considering some of the medical hurdles he was facing. Year 3 also marks the beginning of 4 surgeries and a swallow study that would be all-consuming in so many ways. Remember my previous post about hypotonia? Well it turns out, Ev had some tone issues when drinking & swallowing liquids. After a swallow study, it was determined that he was aspirating while drinking. This means instead of swallowing correctly while drinking, liquids were going down the wrong pipe and getting into Everett’s lungs. We had to start putting Simply Thick liquid thickener into EVERYTHING he drank. It wasn’t pleasant, Ev wasn’t a fan of it and refused liquids for a while. And of course our insurance didn’t cover it, so the out-of-pocket expense was hefty (a CONSTANT theme on this journey). Meanwhile, Ev was getting ear infection after ear infection. It was so chronic we were referred to a pediatric ENT at Cook Children’s. His physician recommended ear tubes and the removal of his adenoids to help with the ear infections and swallowing issues. So little Ev went through his first surgery right before his 2nd birthday. There would be more to come. But it never got easier watching them wheel him off in one of those little rolling hospital beds 😢💙💛 #thisisus #ourstory #everettsstory #theluckyfew #lifewithDS #rocktober #rockthe21 #dsawareness #dsawarenessmonth #downsyndrome

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gloria_as_f

#dsawareness #dsawarenessmonth#didyouknow #octoberdsawarenessmonth

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marks_marvellous_moments

A mans best friend 💗... this was shortly after Sidney was jumping on Marks head to wake him up this morning 😂 . . . . . . #mansbestfriend #familytime #lovehim #ability #dsawareness #t21 #downsyndrome #upwithdown #theluckyfew #morealikethandifferent #nothingdownaboutit #dsdn #oursunshine #marksmoments

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gusgnomies

This is a simple one - don’t use the “r” word - ever!!! It’s offensive. It’s demeaning. It shows ignorance. I don’t care if there was a time that it was ok to use it. That time is OVER!! Be aware of your speech and how it affects others. Every time I hear the “r” word I cringe. Most of the time people are using it to describe a stupid behavior. Find a different word - you’ll sound smarter and you won’t have this momma bear’s shackles up. To the comedians and celebrities out there that still use the word and defend it - shame on you! You have a platform. Use it for good instead of perpetuating intolerance. (Steps off soap box) #downsyndrome #dsawareness #dsawarenessmonth #theluckyfew #theluckyfew #morealikethandifferent #gusgnomies #endintolerance #bekind @bebrave

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rae_oft21

#downsyndromeawarenessmonth2018 #daughtergoals#babyspam#firstbaby#instababy#blogging#downsyndromeblog#instablog#mumblog#mumblogging#pbloggeruk#ukparentingblog#parenting#mumlife#mum#mumsofinstagram#motherhood#childhoodunplugged#lifewithds#theluckyfew#downsyndromeawareness#dsdn#changingthefaceofbeauty#xtra21#bornthisway#dsawareness#adore_able#differentlyabled#theluckyfew#lifewithds#iamable#ablefinder

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down_with_elk

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1inamillieann

Millie's 2 year heartiversary is coming up on the 25th. Even though she had her defect repaired, she will have check ups the rest of her life. She also has leaky valves. They aren't going to do anything about that for now, so hopefully the leaks don't get worse. #1inamillieann #1in100 #chdwarrior #congenitalheartdefect #atrialventriculardefect #myheartkid #dsawareness #downsyndromeawareness #upsyndrome #nothingdownaboutit #theluckyfew #dsdn

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kortney.b

Just in case you were wondering... she does have feelings 😂😂 People ask me all.the.time if she ever has her moments. YEP! Lots of them too. Today she had many moments. Happy and sad. Throw in some silly and some sass, too. She's got aaaaalllllllllllllll the feelings 😉 . . . #t21 #nothingdownaboutit #downsyndromelove #theluckyfew #morealikethandifferent #shouttheirworth #lifeisbetterwithyou #homiewithanextrachromie #dsawareness #downsyndromeawareness #livingwithalittleextra #savedownsyndrome #downrightperfect #upsyndrome #chromosomecutie #extrablessed #changingthefaceofbeauty #downsyndromelove #dsdn #t21love💙💛 #rocktober #downsyndromeawarenessmonth

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gretchens.troupe

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baby_lemonade_

Day 12 - "I love Wee Baby Kara's beautiful smile. I am always amazed at watching her sign and her pure happiness when she signs "thank you." I learned how the little muscles in her face had to be strengthened and am amazed at how her wonderful parents helped her to do this. She fills me with so much love and joy." ~Aunt Lisa & how #earlyintervention is key!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #downsyndromeawareness #downsyndromeawarenessmonth #dsawareness #downsyndrome #findyourtribe #downsyndromeblogger #oralmotordevelopment @lisakdent

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terzompls

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month! Our family has a special connection to the Down syndrome Community - Kit Broder! The first grandchild of the Broder family, and avid Italian food lover (some say it runs in the family), Kit was born with Down syndrome. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome. To raise awareness and celebrate people with Down syndrome, we will be posting all month about the amazing people within the Down syndrome community. #dsawareness #nationaldownsyndromawarenessmonth

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palsprograms

It's #PALSFriendshipFriday and we're introducing Alex and his roommate, Joe. The two have known each other since the early days of PALS (comment below a 🦅 if you remember when we were one camp in Philly!) Get to know them in our blog post linked in our bio.

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tiffstafford7

Whewww that was fun! And look at the pictures/notes the 4th graders made Ellie... made me tear up!!! They LOVE HER! And Ellie didn’t want to leave!💖 #dsawareness #dsam #downsyndrome

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lillysplayground_

True love! El verdadero Amor es mi hermanita! #Princessas#DSAwareness 💙💛

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kenzieschromosomecrusaders

Spent part of the day printing and laminating fact cards! We will use these to place on tables at a benefit dinner in a couple of weeks. Over 20 cards all with different facts and all will have a "spread the word to end the word" sticker on the back. Can't wait to share some Down syndrome facts with our hometown! Facts used credit to Finding Balance at www.lissyaileen.com #LoveEveryChromosome #downsyndrome #dsawareness #dsawarenessmonth #trisomy21 #t21 #t21love #morealikethandifferent #lifeisbetterwithyou #nothingdownaboutit #upsyndrome #changingthefaceofbeauty #scotchbrand #laminate #speadtheword #endtheword

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sabi.regalo_de_dios

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thislifewegotblog

Yesterday, my brother and my best friend accompanied me to get two tattoos. I don’t consider myself a big tattoo person. I got one in college after a breakup with my jerk boyfriend and truthfully, I’ve always regretted it. It’s just a couple flowers and has no significant meaning. I promised myself if I ever got another one, it would have to be very meaningful. The first tattoo is known as the lucky few tattoo. There are three arrows because Sienna has three copies of the 21st chromosome. The arrows signify how much a family of kids with Down syndrome has to rise up and move forward. We rise the highest after we've been pulled back and stretched — sometimes even more than we think we can bear. It signifies the beautiful community that we belong to now. At the Rockin Mom Retreat, moms were traveling in groups to various tattoo parlors. I wasn’t quite ready to pull the trigger but I came home regretting it. I decided in celebration of DS Awareness Month that I was ready and I love it. The second tattoo is the tiniest of hearts on my neck that matches a birthmark that Haley has on her neck. The very first time I nursed her, it was the first thing I saw. I have memories of sleepless nights staring at that birthmark. It was just a small thing I wanted to do to signify the bond I have with my Haley Bean. #luckyfewtattoo #thisisdownsyndrome #motherhood #haleyheart #siennakind #thislifewegot #upsyndrome #momlifeisthebestlife #dsdn #theluckyfew #dsawareness #rocktober #bandofmoms

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rae_oft21

Smarty pants has perfected her turning ❤️ #daughtergoals#babyspam#firstbaby#instababy#blog#blogging#downsyndromeblog#instablog#mumblog#mumblogging#pbloggeruk#ukparentingblog#parenting#mumlife#mum#mumsofinstagram#motherhood#childhoodunplugged#lifewithds#theluckyfew#downsyndromeawareness#dsdn#changingthefaceofbeauty#xtra21#bornthisway#dsawareness#adore_able#differentlyabled#theluckyfew#lifewithds#iamable#ablefinder

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nakita_loren

Ok she *was* sleeping when I put the disc there I’m unsure whether she woke up for a second or just opened her eyes a bit while smiling in her sleep but either way I love this picture 🤷🏻‍♀️ . . I recently received my pack of personalised discs from @bear.and.rue and I have to say I’m delighted with them, the little extra touches that Nikki has done on them are just magical! I can’t wait to incorporate them in our pictures 💕 they’re hand painted so can be personalised✨ for a discount use code WILLOW10 when ordering💕 . . . . . . . #shopsmall #babybrandrep #dsawareness #nodowndays #nothingdownaboutit #nothingdownaboutwillow #igbabies #milestonecards #downsyndrome #t21 #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #clickinmoms #our_everyday_moments #theluckyfew #shouttheirworth #advocatelikeamother #mybearandrue #beautifulbaby #babiesofinstagram #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmallbusiness #daughter #picoftheday #instalove #babygirl #momlife #mumlife #mumblogger @bear.and.rue 💕✨

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nakita_loren

My tiny new Willow having a break from the phototherapy lights when she was only days old.. She reminds me so much of a little baby monkey 🐒💕 I remember looking at her thinking how can someone so little and so new have gone through so much already. Noticing her tiny little hand, so bruised from all the needles, clinging onto me so tightly that I had to take a picture to remember this moment forever. I was told to stop feeding her because it would make the jaundice go away faster 🤦🏻‍♀️ the consultant seemed to get so caught up in ticking boxes that his common sense went out the window. Im so glad I said don’t be ridiculous to him and carried on feeding her. We’re now 8 weeks strong and she’s gone from 6lb 11 at her smallest to over 10lb 8! 🙌 I fed Willow in matalan yesterday, and while most people were polite and didn’t look or smiled when they did a few people looked at me with such disgust 🤦🏻‍♀️ probably didn’t help that I smiled extra happily at them 🤷🏻‍♀️ so I realised that while I’m comfortable feeding my baby wherever and whenever she’s hungry, I wasn’t happy to publicly post pictures of it. Which got me thinking that I’ve been affected by society’s conditioning that breasts are ok to be on show for money and profit but breastfeeding should be done as discreetly as possible if at all. So I’m stepping out of that comfort zone (which took 3 breastfed babies to get into!) and put up my favourite picture of me and willow. The more that breastfeeding is seen the more normal it becomes and I won’t have another 7 year old little girl who points at me asking her mum what I was doing she should know that this is how we’re designed to feed our babies 💕 . #breastfeeding #feedwithconfidence #dsawareness #nodowndays #nothingdownaboutit #nothingdownaboutwillow #igbabies #breastfedbaby #downsyndrome #t21 #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #clickinmoms #our_everyday_moments #theluckyfew #shouttheirworth #advocatelikeamother #breastisbest #beautifulbaby #babiesofinstagram #normalizebreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #daughter #picoftheday #instalove #babygirl #momlife #mumlife #mumblogger @dearmomconference @lansinohfamily

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