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  • Dx Trisomy 21: Ana Sofia Story As Told By Mother

    Fri, Mar 23, 2018 | Reading Time: 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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  • Down Syndrome: Suri and Dad Get The Job Done

    Thu, Mar 16, 2017 | Reading Time: 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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  • Down Syndrome Success Story: Mila 3/7/2017

    Tue, Mar 7, 2017 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Mila’s Story Mila at 3 months of age; this picture was before open heart surgery. We posted this image on top of her hospital bed to remind us of how perfect she is and full of love despite her medical challenges. Mila is a blessing to our family; she is our first daughter and the first granddaughter in the family. We are lucky to have such a wonderful little girl who is strong, determined and above all, very lovable.

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  • Down Syndrome Success Story: Daichi gets off to an Amazing Start

    Wed, Sep 7, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Down Syndrome Success Story Daichi gets off to an amazing start even though he has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. While the pregnancy was uneventful, one day prior to Daichi’s due date, doctors found that the fetal heart rate had dropped. They immediately called for an emergency C-section to be performed. The baby was jaundiced and his oxygen level was low, so he was transferred to the NICU where he remained for 3 weeks.

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  • Introducing The Pathway to Wellness

    Fri, Aug 5, 2016 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    The Pathway To Wellness Course The Institutes has just launched its first series of online courses – The Pathway to Wellness. The Pathway To Wellness covers three essential areas: Nutrition, Mobility development and Intellectual growth. It provides critical information about what you need to know, what to do, and what not to do in these three areas. This is essential to ensure that there is nothing slowing down the progress of your child.

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  • Trisomy 21: Graduation 101 Yuuki makes it look easy

    Thu, Jul 28, 2016 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    Yuuki with her wonderful older brother Trisomy 21 - Just Another Label for Down Syndrome In the last month of her pregnancy, Yuuki’s mother developed toxemia and was hospitalized. The baby was born prematurely, and a cardiac abnormality was discovered in the first week. At six months of age, the baby was diagnosed with Trisomy 21, and as mother wrote, “_Since then we began searching for the best solution we could find to help her develop fully.

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  • Trisomy 21: Sofia’s Story – A real life, not a life sentence

    Wed, Mar 16, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) Children Can Be Helped When Sofia was born, the doctor noted that her facial features resembled traits for Downs syndrome (Trisomy 21). She was 2 weeks premature, and had a low birth weight, and required incubation and monitoring. The diagnosis of Trisomy 21 was confirmed soon after. The first days of life were difficult for Sofia. Parents started immediately to look for answers. They found Glenn Doman’s book What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child and learned about The Institutes work with brain-injured children.

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  • Trisomy 21 Success Story: Kosei 7/22/2015

    Wed, Jul 22, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Trisomy 21 success story. Trisomy 21 vs. Stimulation and Opportunity Trisomy 21 success story. Kosei makes his own path to success – genes may not change but lives do. Kosei struggled to be born through a prolonged labor that ended in a Caesarean section delivery. He was unable to nurse and needed to be fed intravenously for the first week. After testing, Kosei was diagnosed with Trisomy 21, and it seemed he was destined to develop slowly and poorly.

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  • Trisomy 21 Success Story Francesco 5/15/2015

    Fri, May 15, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Trisomy 21 Success Story Francesco Down Syndrome, Trisomy 21 or the Amazing Francesco? Proving that a diagnosis of Down syndrome does not define a life. Francesco, diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome, defied his diagnosis many years ago. When Francesco was born, in Italy, his parents were told that he would walk, but very late, that he would talk, but with extreme difficulty and that he probably would not learn to read or write.

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  • Celebrating the life of Dr. Raymundo Veras 10/22/2014

    Wed, Oct 22, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Today is Dr. Raymundo Veras Day at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential. Dr. Raymundo Veras, a prominent Brazilian ophthalmologist, first came to The Institutes in 1956 with his young brain-injured son, José Carlos. The young boy had injured his spinal cord in a diving accident and was totally paralyzed. The Veras family brought José Carlos to the most famous rehabilitation center in New York, but no one could help him.

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  • Trisomy 21 Success Story: Yuuki 9/26/2014

    Fri, Sep 26, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Yuuki with her brother Yuuki was diagnosed with Trisomy 21 as an infant, and as her mother wrote, “Since then we began searching for the best solution we could find to help her develop fully.” Her mother read the book How To Teach Your Baby To Read, and began to show big red reading words to her baby. As a result, she felt that her little girl’s vision and hearing developed very well.

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  • Trisomy 21 Success Story: Sara

    Thu, Aug 14, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    “We began to see that we have a child, not a problem - we had increasing hope.” On the day of Sara’s birth, her parents were told that she had Trisomy 21. This began the family on a search to find answers for Sara, leading them to The Institutes. After graduating from The Institutes’ Intensive Treatment Program, parents wrote about their family’s experience on the program and Sara’s inspirational story:

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  • Trisomy 21 Success: Maria and Anna 6/18/2014

    Wed, Jun 18, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Maria, and her twin sister, Anna, were diagnosed with Trisomy 21 at birth. Both Mother and Father attended the What to Do About Your Brain Injured Child course when they were 11 months old. At sixteen months of age, Maria was diagnosed with leukemia, and was immediately hospitalized. During Maria’s long hospital stay, her parents made certain she had the opportunity to creep. As a result, Maria walked for the first time while still in the hospital.

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  • Brain-Injured Kids and Labels part 2

    Thu, Mar 6, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Everyone knows someone who has a child with a problem. Parents who have a child with a learning problem are desperate for information. When a parent of a child with a learning problem contacts The Institutes, the questions he or she asks are usually the same ones that are asked over and over again. We have chosen some of the most common questions and their answers in the hope that the parents of theses children can learn more about the brain and the most effective means of treating the brain.

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  • Brain-Injured Kids and Labels part 1

    Fri, Feb 28, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Everyone knows someone who has a child with a problem. Parents who have a child with a learning problem are desperate for information. When a parent of a child with a learning problem contacts The Institutes, the questions he or she asks are usually the same ones that are asked over and over again. We have chosen some of the most common questions and their answers in the hope that the parents of theses children can learn more about the brain and the most effective means of treating the brain.

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