|Trisomy 21 Discussion Forums & Chat
These forums have been set up to allow our community members to
build and maintain friendships as well as to share information, ideas, support,
celebrations and opinions. Please be respectful of the community members when
Note that we also have a "Helpful Hints" page to help you navigate the
discussion forums. You can also go to our Forum Index to see the
latest posts and visitors on each of the forums at a glance. Please read our Forum Guidelines for guidelines on posting on
We are a growing community and can add forums to the list we
have below if needed. If you would like to suggest a forum to add to this list,
please e-mail Monica and if it
is relevant to trisomy 21 or our community in some way, it will be set up!
This forum is for parents and
friends who would like to connect with others in general discussion topics.
You will also find the following posts in this forum:
Spotlight Member - Links to members
who have already been spotlighted and sign-up information.
A Day In My Life - Links to
people who have already participated and sign-up information.
My Story - Links to stories that
people have already written as well as information on how you can get your story
Questions and Suggestions
If you have suggestions for improvements to our site or
questions about any aspect of trisomy21online.com this is the place to post
about it! Hopefully your suggestion is one that can be implemented and/or your
question is one that can be answered. If you are reading here and see a
question that you can answer, please take a few minutes to answer it.
This community is meant to be a reflection of the knowledge and
experiences of the members that post, chat and lurk here. There are many places
throughout the community where members can contribute information and
experiences. This message board includes all of these areas and members can use
this as a vehicle to make their submissions. Members can also use this as a
place to check what the latest submissions are as posts will be bumped to the
top as they are made. To find a section that you want to contribute to, simply
use the pull down menus at the top of the page and then hit the "Go" button and
it will drop you to the right post.
This discussion forum is for all those who are touched by the
adoption of a child with Trisomy 21. It is meant to be a place for birthparents,
adoptive parents and potential adoptive parents to come and share information
This board is meant
to be a place for our community members to discuss advocacy issues. Hopefully
we can get some conversations going about these issues that are so important to
our children. Be sure to check out the rest of our site by using the links at
the side of this page.
Book & More Club Forum
This forum is for all who would like to
participate in reading and discussing a book related to Down syndrome. We start
a new book every 4-8 weeks. Feel free to join us at anytime. The book that we
are currently discussing will always be listed at the top of the board. Books
we have already discussed or are thinking about discussing are listed
Book List - An
alphabetical list of books that have already been posted about. You can use
this list to link back to the post about the book that you are interested in
Movie/Video List - An alphabetical list of movies and
videos have already been posted about. You can use this list to link back to
the post about the movie/video that you are interested in dicsussing.
This forum is meant
to be a place for those who have Buddy Walks near them to post about them to let
others know they are coming up. This forum can also be used to organize meetings
at thoe buddy walks or for those who are working at or organizing Buddy Walks to
share. Don't forget to post pictures for all of those who won't have the
opportunity to make it to a Buddy Walk this year!
Graphic and Web
The forum is meant to be a place to ask questions and
share information about pictures, graphics, webpages...etc. Katrina, our
resident graphic artist will be checking this board often so if you have
questions about posting pictures or making graphics she will help you out. As
well, if you would like a signature tag, she will help you out with that. Aside
from that, this forum can be use for anyone who likes to play around with
graphics and webpages as a place to share information and what they have
Medical Issues Forum
Some children with
trisomy 21 will face certain medical issues. Most, if not all, of these issues
can be treated and managed so that a child will still live a full, productive,
long life. This discussion forum has been set up as a place to discuss medical
issues in children with trisomy 21.
"In Real Life" Gathering Planning
forum is meant to provide a place for members of our community to plan their "in real life"
meetings. Please feel free to use this forum to plan small or large
get-togethers. Hopefully this way more of us will be able to get together. When
you have gotten together be sure to share photos either here or on other boards
or both! You can look at pictures of gatherings that have already occurred
forum is meant to be a place for people from the online community to discuss
things that are just generally "off topic". If you want to talk reality TV, joke
around or discuss anything else that seems off topic elsewhere
this is the place!
Home and Beyond
This board is meant
to be a place for our members to discuss all things related to our home lives as
well as those things beyond our home lifes. Topics can include, but are not
limited to meal planning, organization, gardening, crafts & hobbies, current
events...etc. The sky is the limit here... grab a cup of tea, pull up a chair
and start talking! nbsp;Be sure to check out the rest of our site by using the
links at the side of this page.
forum is one aspect of our online community that is devoted to all those who
have siblings with Trisomy 21 and would like to connect with others who also
have siblings with Trisomy 21. If you have written something about having a sibling with
Trisomy 21 and would like to have it published on this site, check
Teenagers and Older
forum is to provide a place for all those who are in some way in touched by a
person with Trisomy 21 who is a teenager or older. We recognize that there are
unique issues that those who know older people with Trisomy 21 will want to
discuss. We welcome parents, teachers, friends, classmates and any others who
know teenagers or adults with Trisomy 21 to join in this discussion
Therapy and Learning
This forum is meant to provide a place
to discuss any issues related to therapy or education with these issues not
moving off the board too quickly to get a good discussion going. So jump in and
lets get some conversations going!
Weight Loss Support Forum
This discussion forum is for those who belong to our Trisomy 21
Online Community and would like to join in support and friendship in their
weight loss journey. We come here as friends to share recipes, motivations,
exercise information, support, milestones and struggles.