The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome: Advice, Information, Inspiration, and Support for Raising Your Child from Diagnosis through Adulthood

The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome: Advice, Information, Inspiration, and Support for Raising Your Child from Diagnosis through Adulthood

by Jen Jacob, Mardra Sikora

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ISBN-13: 9781440592904
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 291,869
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jen Jacob is the cofounder and vice president of the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network. As a part of her role, she creates, moderates, and manages small online groups for more than 1,500 new and expectant parents. Jen is the author and a contributor for Unexpected: Stories of a Down Syndrome Diagnosis, available globally. She lives in Iowa with her husband and four children; her youngest son, Owen, is 2 years old and has Down syndrome.

By day Mardra Sikora balances a patchwork of community, advocacy, work, and family. She believes in the power of words and writes both fiction and nonfiction to advocate for and with her adult son Marcus. You can find her and Marcus on the blog Grown Ups and Downs; Facebook; Twitter; as well as on various blog networks, including The Huffington Post.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everything you need to know about raising a child with Down syndrome, broken out by phases of life, including information from medical experts, therapists, and educators, with perspectives shared by parents and individuals with Down syndrome. How do I share the news that my child has Down syndrome? What are medical concerns I should watch for prenatally and as my child grows up? When should we start therapies? What happens when it's time to start school? What are the various Down syndrome organizations? It's all in here, in an easy-to-read format, allowing you to take it in as you need it. This is the most current resource about "all things Down syndrome," written in an honest and straightforward manner. This is THE MANUAL you will want by your side through this journey.