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My Special Child on Fox4
Don't forget to program your DVR's or watch the 5 PM news to watch My Special Child segments airing throughout 2012. Topics will cover the lifespan and promote greater awareness and opportunities for people with Down syndrome.
In KC, watch 1st and 3rd Wednesdays on FOX4 at 5pm. In Topeka, watch the 1st and 3rd Thursday on KSNT at 5pm. We will post links to the segments here so you can view and share them!
- Educating Others About Us
- Times Have Changed for People With Down Syndrome
- Down Syndrome Healthcare Guidelines
- Hearing Loss Prevention
- Employoment for People With Special Needs
In 2007 the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommended every pregnancy be screened for Down syndrome. ACOG did not offer any guidelines on how these tests should be implemented and how informed consent should be approached. A majority of women who are being offered prenatal testing express confusion over the reason for the testing and how results are presented to them.
This panel presentation examines these issues in depth. DSG is grateful to Dr. Brian Skotko, Patricia Bauer, Dr. Diane Plantz and Mark Leach for their important contributions to this presentation. We are also grateful to our supporting organizations: St. Luke’s Health System, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and Children’s Mercy Hospital.
DSG Family featured in FOX 4 News Story on Prenatal Testing
Travis and Joy Palangi, proud parents of Ella, are interviewed regarding their experience with prenatal diagnosis. The Palangi's learned at 5 months along in their pregnancy they would be welcoming a baby girl with Down syndrome. They became involved with the DSG and learned firsthand the many joys of parenting a child with Down syndrome which made welcoming their daughter a wonderful experience.
Morning Sun Paper article highlights DSG member Steve Melton and how his school embraced him and promoted Down Syndrome Awareness Month during October.
Blue Valley Educator Receives DSG Commitment to Excellence Award
The KC Star reports on Cathy Cowans committment to four students with Down syndrome.
The Blue Valley Sun also reported on Cathy's award presentation.
CBS Evening News With Katie Couric Features DSG Changing Lives Program
DSG worked with CBS Evening News on a story regarding prenatal testing and Down syndrome diagnosis. Visit the links below to watch this informative piece which highlights what some couples experience when receiving a prenatal diagnosis.
- Learning About Down Syndrome
- Eye to Eye: Down Syndrome
- Notebook: Down Syndrome
- Down Syndrome Parents