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Down Syndrome

Learn about the causes and symptoms of Down Syndrome, and find out how you can provide support and care for individuals with this condition. Discover resources and helpful tips to create an inclusive and supportive community.
‘The geneticist was blunt: ‘She’s going to become the pet of the school.’ It was like a tornado hit the room.’: Mom feels ‘immensely proud’ of daughter with Down syndrome after initial shock – Love What Matters Romantic Weekend, Most Romantic, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Places, Relationship Questions, Dating Questions, Relationship Advice, Nicholas Sparks, Pretty Little Liars

“The life I imagined crashed before me and fell to pieces. The sadness consumed me like an angry fire I couldn’t put out. I heard the words, ‘She has characteristics of Down syndrome.’ But then, I saw my daughter with her big marble colored eyes and blonde hair. Finally, I embraced it."

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Bianca Verrips
While there are almost 400,000 people with Down syndrome in the US alone, society still has a lot of misconceptions about this disease. But as the world continues to change for the better, people with disabilities are being given the chance to turn this delusion on its head and prove that the sky is the limit. We at Bright Side send a round of applause to these 14 models, who broke the glass ceiling of the beauty industry and who are advocates for diversity and inclusiveness. People, Vogue, Models, Down Syndrome People, Modeling Career, Role Models, Beauty Industry, Syndrome, Society

While there are almost 400,000 people with Down syndrome in the US alone, society still has a lot of misconceptions about this disease. But as the world continues to change for the better, people with disabilities are being given the chance to turn this delusion on its head and prove that the sky is the limit. We at Bright Side send a round of applause to these 14 models, who broke the glass ceiling of the beauty industry and who are advocates for diversity and inclusiveness.

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When Marblehead, Massachusetts-based photographer Rick Ashley visited Disney World with his wife and her then-12-year-old brother Michael, who has Down Syndrome, he observed the way people stared at Michael, and the way the boy retreated inwards during such moments of alienation. Ashley promptly purchased for Michael a pipe, a baseball cap, and sunglasses, telling him that he resembled the General Douglas MacArthur and suggesting that he salute to anyone who gazed openly at him. Soon, says…

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Stef Leppard