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Note: This section is made up of information submitted by or
organized by our community members. Throughout the pages you will see places
that you can submit your information to add to the information that is already
up. Your contributions are greatly appreciated! If you have an idea for a
topic and would be willing to do some work in developing it, e-mail Monica
with your ideas.
These topics pages are meant to be an area for parents to share
information on topics that are relevant to Trisomy 21. Note that more this is a
growing section of our community so keep checking back for a list of more
topics. Our current list of topics includes:
Adoption of Children with Trisomy 21
This page to is for both adoptive and birth family members. It is meant to
be a resource for those who are considering adoption as an option for the child
they are carrying or already have as well as a place for information for parents
who are in process of adopting a child with Trisomy 21 and a resource for those
who have already adopted their child(ren). Links on this page include:
- Writing by Members: Personal
thoughts, ideas and poems written by community members about adoption and
Trisomy 21. These will be both written by Monica (Topic Developer) and also
from submissions by community members. To submit your writing, see information
under the "Can I contribute?" section below.
- Information: Information about
adopting children with special needs (and in particular those with Trisomy 21).
Information about adoption process, subsidies, agencies, home studies...etc.
- Personal Stories & Profiles:
Profiles of people who have adopted or those who are hoping to adopt. We are
always looking for people to profile. Please e-mail Monica if you are willing to be
profiled in this section!
- List of Links: A new list will be posted
every second month. Links will be related to adoption of children with Trisomy
21 or general special needs adoption information. Note that some links may
contain controversial material.
- So What Do You Think? A
link to an article or editorial related to adoption and Trisomy 21 or special
needs. Read the article and respond to it... the following month, your
opinions/ideas will be posted in this section!
This is a place for those who have been to conferences to share the notes
that they take while at conference sessions. All conference topics are fair
game here so please share what you have.
Links on this page currently include:
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 is a place for those who are facing medical
issues to read stories of people who have "been there, done that". You will
find here stories of hope and determination.
This is a compilation of ideas related to doing information presentations to
various age groups. There will also be ideas in here on how to present the
topic of disabilities to groups of children as well as one on one.
Therapy & Learning Tips, Ideas and Notes
This is a compilation of therapy and learning tips that parents have picked
up along the way. Links on this page include:
Gross Motor Skills
Literacy (Reading and Writing)
- Tips, Ideas, Questions,
Discussions - A discussion forum for community members to share information,
experience, ideas, concerns...etc. related to literacy (reading and writing)
- Links to Related Information and
Product Sites - A permanent page of links to other information about this
topic. If you have a link you would like to add to this page, use the form at
the bottom of this page.
Numeracy & Mathematics
Self-help and/or Life Skills