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We are a group of friends who have come together because we share the common bond of caring for someone who has Trisomy 21. We are here to share therapy tips, medical issues, laughs, accomplishments and yes, even frustrations. We embrace what Trisomy 21 has brought into our lives. We feel that it has taught us to appreciate the true meaning of life. We count our children as blessings! We will fiercely protect them and fight for their lives to be valued just as all other peoples' are. We share our pictures, our stories and our hearts here not only to provide friendship and support for each other, but also in the hopes that others will open their minds and their hearts to our unique children and, in turn, make a better world for everyone.
 
We are a group of friends who have come together because we share the common bond of caring for someone who has Trisomy 21. We are here to share therapy tips, medical issues, laughs, accomplishments and yes, even frustrations. We embrace what Trisomy 21 has brought into our lives. We feel that it has taught us to appreciate the true meaning of life. We count our children as blessings! We will fiercely protect them and fight for their lives to be valued just as all other peoples' are. We share our pictures, our stories and our hearts here not only to provide friendship and support for each other, but also in the hopes that others will open their minds and their hearts to our unique children and, in turn, make a better world for everyone.
 
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 posting. 

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 these forums.

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! 

General Discussion Forum

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 listed.

Question Mark Questions and Suggestions Forum

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. 

Member Submissions Forum

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.

Mom And BabyAdoption Support Forum

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 and support. 

Gardening Advocacy Forum

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 Club 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 here:

  • 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 discussing.

  • 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.


Buddy Walk Forum

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 Design

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 created.
 


Health and 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

This discussion 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 at:


"Chit Chat" Forum

This discussion 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!


ChefHome and Beyond Forum

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.


Bother And Sister Siblings Connecting Forum

This discussion 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 out:


Aging Woman Aging Man  Teenagers and Older Forum

This discussion 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 forum.


Therapy and Learning Forum

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!

Dieting 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. 

  • Success Stories - Soon you will be able to meet our members who have reached their weight loss goals!  Keep checking back for our first installment to this page.