Mark D Swartz

Down Syndrome

Last Children of Down Syndrome?

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The Last Children of Down Syndrome Are we approaching a time when we will see the last children of Down Syndrome? This shocking article, in the December 2020 issue of The Atlantic Magazine, looks at the possibility of Down Syndrome extinction. Medical advances (e.g. prenatal testing, new genetic therapies), are bringing this upsetting possibility closer. …

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Remarkable Young Charlotte Fien Addresses U.N. On Down Syndrome Genocide

Truly inspiring people are something of a rarity. So when I read about Charlotte Helene Fien, a young woman who has both Down Syndrome and Autism, is attending university, and advocates for neuro-atypical human rights, I was deeply moved. Watch this courageous fighter address the United Nations in Geneva, pleading for protections against potential genocide …

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Smiling Children With Down Syndrome On French TV Controversy

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The debate about how to represent images of children with Down Syndrome on French TV rages on. “Smiling Down Syndrome Kids Banned from French TV in Case they Offend Post-Abortive Women” by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.  Nov 24 2016. France’s Conseil d’État (State Council) has confirmed its ban of the award-winning “Dear Future Mom” video from …

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Must Children With Down Syndrome Be Beautiful To Be Accepted?

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Down Syndrome Beauty Asher Nash is a beautiful 15 month old child. His parents felt he was so adorable they submitted his photo to a talent agency that was looking for kids to represent OshKosh in advertisements. The agency did not present Asher’s photos to their client. Emails appear to reveal that they were concerned …

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