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Tips and Suggestions for a Smooth IEP Meeting

International Down Syndrome Coalition | Posted 05.03.2016 | Education
International Down Syndrome Coalition

These meetings can be stressful and for many parents navigating the world of special education is difficult. Below are some tips that might help your child's meeting go a little more smoothly!

The Weight of Our Words: Self-Advocate Speaks Out Against the R-word

International Down Syndrome Coalition | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact
International Down Syndrome Coalition

The use of the R-word may seem harmless enough -- until real people get hurt. That one simple word affects people deeply. It hurts people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities, it hurts their families and it hurts their friends.

An Uncomplicated Life: A Book Review

International Down Syndrome Coalition | Posted 06.03.2016 | Books
International Down Syndrome Coalition

Still looking for the perfect gift for Father's Day on June 21? Do you have a book lover to shop for? Maybe you know a father to a new baby with an intellectual or developmental disability?

'Where Hope Grows': A Review

International Down Syndrome Coalition | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
International Down Syndrome Coalition

The International Down Syndrome Coalition staff had the privilege of a private screening of Where Hope Grows. Staff members were impressed and moved by the film. This inspiring movie shatters stereotypes of those with Down syndrome.

Random Acts of Kindness for World Down Syndrome Day

International Down Syndrome Coalition | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
International Down Syndrome Coalition

It's impossible to pay it forward and not feel better about the day. This March 21st, on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), many in the Down syndrome community will put this idea into action.

This Kind of Love

International Down Syndrome Coalition | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
International Down Syndrome Coalition

This kind of love is what many of us dreamed about, it fills us up, it leaves no doubt. And this kind of love is why we are standing here. We cannot get enough of this kind of love!

'Imagine All The People'

Christi Guthrie | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Christi Guthrie

Here we are March 2014 approaching World Down Syndrome Awareness Day and I am excited to see all of the great strides the community is making in terms...

Join the Down Syndrome Day Kick Off With the International Down Syndrome Coalition

International Down Syndrome Coalition | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
International Down Syndrome Coalition

Hearing the words that your child has a diagnosis of Down syndrome can be an incredibly isolating and terrifying experience. Many parents find that they feel alone, scared and without a support system of people that can understand their path.

From Birth to Advocacy, the Beginnings of the International Down Syndrome Coalition

International Down Syndrome Coalition | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
International Down Syndrome Coalition

They said babies with Down syndrome can't nurse, and instead they offered me a bottle. But I was determined and I'd nursed four other babies. Mary Ellen latched on immediately and nursed like a champion. I knew right then that I would need to advocate for our daughter for the rest of her life.

Once Upon a Time in Dracut: Scott and Bob's Excellent Adventure

Jaime Lubin | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Jaime Lubin

Putting these musicians together with this community results in a truly beautiful phenomenon -- the guys are so relaxed and natural you forget they're celebrities. You forget they're even performing. As Scott likes to say, "It's all spontaneous."