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Down Syndrome Myths and Facts
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Down Syndrome Myths and Facts

Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition in the United States, affecting approximately one in 700 babies. Despite its frequency in our population, many myths about Down syndrome persist. “Assumptions are changing and lessening with time,” says Dria Law, co-chair of Knowledge & Information for Individuals with Down Syndrome (KIIDS) in Bellmawr, NJ....

Westtown-Thornbury Elementary special education teacher honored with award
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Westtown-Thornbury Elementary special education teacher honored with award

West Chester >> Most teachers enter the education field to make a difference – and that is exactly what Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School special education teacher Lauren Gilliano does for her students. Because of her dedication, Gilliano was named the 2017 recipient of the Chester County Down Syndrome Interest Group’s (CCDSIG) Community Partner Recognition Award. “I’m...

One Local Family Shares Their Journey With Down Syndrome
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One Local Family Shares Their Journey With Down Syndrome

In some ways, Emily Scott is a typical 20-year-old. She goes to school, lives with her parents, and works part time. “I do office work, like filing, putting things in alphabetical order and laminating,” she says. “It’s a wonderful experience for me.” Wonderful is a word that Scott uses a lot. Family, friends, co-workers, bowling,...