Talking About Down’s Syndrome – Conversations for New ParentsBy Hayley Goleniowska (2015)
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Reviewed By Jim Blair, Consultant Nurse Intellectual (Learning) Disabilities at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Associate Professor Intellectual (Learning) Disabilities at Kingston and St.George’s Universities & Health Advisor British Institute of Learning Disabilities
‘Congratulations on the birth of your new baby.’is the emphatic welcome message from Hayley to other parents of newly diagnosed babies with Down’s syndrome. Sadly all too often these are not the words that health professionals utter when giving news to parents that their child has Down’s syndrome. The reality is it is only an extra chromosome, so keep calm and carry on, yet society still conjures up images, visions and a future of little or no hope, worth or purpose for those individuals with Down’s syndrome. How very wrong that is.