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Windows Into Heaven-Stories Celebrating Down Syndrome

Tetschner, Stacy [Editor}, and Tetschner, Michelle [Editor]

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ISBN 10: 0615221238 / ISBN 13: 9780615221236
Published by Self, 2008
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Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. xii, 125, [7] p. Thirty families share their stories and positive insight into what someone with an extra chromosome--someone with Down syndrome--can bring into the lives of all they touch. From Wikipedia: "Down syndrome (DS) or Down's syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. It is typically associated with physical growth delays, characteristic facial features and mild to moderate intellectual disability. The average IQ of a young adult with Down syndrome is 50, equivalent to the mental age of an 8 or 9 year old child, but this varies widely. Down syndrome can be identified during pregnancy by prenatal screening followed by diagnostic testing, or after birth by direct observation and genetic testing. Since the introduction of screening, pregnancies with the diagnosis are often terminated. Regular screening for health problems common in Down syndrome is recommended throughout the person's life. Education and proper care has been shown to improve quality of life Some children with Down syndrome are educated in typical school classes while others require more specialized education. Some individuals with Down syndrome graduate from high school and a few attend post-secondary education. In adulthood about 20% in the United States do paid work in some capacity with many requiring a sheltered work environment. Support in financial and legal matters is often needed. Life expectancy is around 50 to 60 years in the developed world with proper health care. Down syndrome is the most common chromosome abnormality in humans, occurring in about 1 per 1000 babies born each year. It is named after John Langdon Down, the British doctor who fully described the syndrome in 1866. Some aspects of the condition were described earlier by Jean-Etienne Dominique Esquirol in 1838 and Edouard Seguin in 1844. The genetic cause of Down syndrome an extra copy of chromosome 21 was identified by French researchers in 1959." Very good. Signed by author. Inscription signed by Stacy on title page. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Bookseller Inventory # 68467

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Title: Windows Into Heaven-Stories Celebrating Down...

Publisher: Self

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Trade paperback

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Presumed first edition/first printing.

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Windows Into Heaven brings the stories of 30 different families that have been blessed by having someone with Down syndrome in their lives together to celebrate their amazing experiences. These stories give the reader positive insight into what someone with an extra chromosome can bring into their life, whether that reader be a new/expecting parent of a child with Down syndrome, someone seeking additional insight into Down syndrome all that Down syndrome is, or a person that is simply looking for uplifting and inspirational stories. Though children and adults with Down syndrome have intellectual disabilities, this books highlights the endless joys and possibilities they bring to the lives they touch.

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