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Dx Trisomy 21: How can you turn a grim diagnosis into a great life? Ask Julia 0
Dx Trisomy 21: How can you turn a grim diagnosis into a great life? Ask Julia
Published: June 13, 2018 | 6 minute read

Julia: Determined with a strong will to accomplish her goals. Is Down Syndrome an incurable disease? Week after week, our parents who have children diagnosed with Trisomy 21 come to The Institutes and tell us their story. Many of them have been advised by health care professionals to terminate their pregnancy before the 12th week. This is because it is generally believe that since Trisomy 21 is a genetic problem, it automatically means that these children cannot be helped.

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Dx Trisomy 21: Ana Sofia Story As Told By Mother0
Dx Trisomy 21: Ana Sofia Story As Told By Mother
Published: March 23, 2018 | 8 minute read

One mother takes the road less taken and finds it does make all the difference Mother knew that Ana Sofia had problems When you notice something unusual about your newborn what do you do? Ana Sofia’s mother realized her daughter had slightly flattened facial features and poor muscle tone. “It was as if I had been told that my daughter had just died.” Then her doctor has told her that Ana Sofia had Trisomy 21.

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Trisomy 21 Twins0
Trisomy 21 Twins
Published: July 19, 2017 | 5 minute read

Our twin daughters Maria and Anna were born with Trisomy 21. We did not want to accept many “wont’s” that the doctors promised us for the girls’ future. We wanted to improve the life of our daughters for the better. We found out about The Institutes of the Achievement of Human Potential and attended the What to Do About your Brain Injured Child course when the girls were 11 month old, and we returned back to the Institute for an appointment to be prescribed a program.

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Trisomy 21 Success Story: Egor0
Trisomy 21 Success Story: Egor
Published: April 11, 2017 | 3 minute read

Little Egor gets a great start for a great life. Egor was born with Trisomy 21. When this diagnosis is given to parents, it is often given with a prognosis that offers little hope for the child’s future. However, Egor’s parents were especially determined to make sure that Egor had the opportunity he needed to achieve his real potential. They immediately began looking for answers. When Egor was only 4 months old, they discovered the book “What to Do About Your Brain-Injured Child.

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Down Syndrome: Suri and Dad Get The Job Done0
Down Syndrome: Suri and Dad Get The Job Done
Published: March 16, 2017 | 5 minute read

Proving that Fathers, like Mothers, are the best teachers Suri in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit soon after birth with her sister Lila. No tears, no hiding, no fear - the decision to accept this child and our new path had been made. Suri arrived by water birth at the Mullumbimby Hospital. As the midwife pulled Suri out of the water and handed her to me, the first thing I saw were these beautiful eyes.

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