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What is it like to have a sibling with Down syndrome?

October 5, 2017

What is it like to have a sibling with Down syndrome? By Giada, Luccia and Eliana’s AWESOME mom, Gina Buffone As a way to promote acceptance and awareness during Down syndrome Acceptance month, some of our families are posting information about Down syndrome on their Facebook and allowing others to ask questions about Down syndrome.…

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Gala 2018

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Join us for an inspirational evening supporting local individuals with Down syndrome! All proceeds will benefit our local Playhouse, helping continue to offer FREE of charge educational and therapeutic based programming to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

This year’s key note speakers will be Sean and Sandra McElwee from the Emmy Winning series, “Born This Way” on A&E.

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Around the Playhouse

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The joy of expecting our second child came last April. The first half of the pregnancy we discovered we would be having another girl… the name picking and nursery planning took flight. Hues of pink and gold with a running list of Italian names consumed our every thought!

My anatomy scan at 21 weeks pregnant revealed fluid around Luccia’s heart, which my obstetrician was not overly concerned about. He suggested I either have a repeat ultrasound or gave me the choice to follow up with a high risk doctor. I opted for the latter and was directed to have a fetal echocardiogram prior to my visit. I scheduled the fetal echocardiogram during my lunch break, not anticipating the severity of the results...

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