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Like Any Child: Raising a Child With Down Syndrome

Resource Type

Video - Parent


"This video shows the many positive and enriching experiences of raising a child with Down Syndrome. Covering the period from birth through adult years, the video highlights various aspects of a child's life--early intervention and pre-school, school, graduation, job training, and pursuing a life of independence--through interviews with parents, teachers, scout leaders, and individuals with Down Syndrome. It is far easier to see the similarities between a child with Down and his or her peers than it is to focus on the differences. In this tape parents who are expecting their first child--a child diagnosed with Down Syndrome--relate their feelings in anticipation of the birth of their son. Later interviews reveal that many of their worries have been unsubstantiated, that they are in love with their baby, and that he is doing very well. A celebration of the human spirit, this program should be viewed by everyone who touches the lives of children with Down." -Child Development Media, Inc.


All Ages

Age Groups

Infancy (<1), Toddlerhood (1-3), Preschool/Kindergarten (3-5), School Age (6-12), Adolescence (13-21)




Kim Sheridan


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