She's lived her life seeking opportunities to fulfill her dreams, despite facing many obstacles along the way.
So when Coor Down, an Italian advocacy organization supporting people with Down syndrome, approached her about being in its new commercial, her answer was a swift and simple yes.
Babies with Down syndrome are born with 47 chromosomes instead of 46, and the severity of their symptoms varies.
Try being the parent of a child with Down syndrome.
Moreover, parents of children with Down syndrome have access to therapeutic and educational supports through early intervention and the public school system.And parents, especially in the first five years, have much more opportunity to interact with their children than do teachers in classrooms or related service specialists." In other words, our role as parents makes a big difference in our children's development.When our older daughter, Penny, was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth, it felt daunting to consider the medical, social, educational, and behavioral challenges ahead."Extra Large Medium" is the 12th episode of the eighth season of the animated comedy series Family Guy.Directed by John Holmquist and written by Steve Callaghan, the episode originally aired on Fox in the United States on February 14, 2010.