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A wonderful take by Pro Infirmis on the infantilization of people with Down syndrome Pro Infirmis Gianni Blumer 68 En
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I'm very pleased to say that 'The Politics of Down Syndrome' has been selling well enough to warrant a second edition in 2012. This is where I need your help. Firstly, I'm very aware that the first edition has a number of proofing & editorial errors - mostly my own, secondly there is an opportunity to include a couple more chapters.

If there are errors you've spotted I'd really appreciate it if you let me know what page they're on and what they are so I can submit them for correction - thank you!

In terms of extra content, I was thinking of a chapter on the search for 'cures' and the ethics of medical solutions to Down syndrome, with possibly something on learning disability activism/activists. However I'd be very interested in your ideas on what you'd like to see. Again, thank you, and thank you all for your support in 2011.
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Wholeheartedly agree Kieron, these ideas need to be discussed because how DS is conceptualised is so polarised that discussions just haven't happened. Sorry to not post sooner- just saw this.
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In the run up to World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, an advocacy organization has released an ad called Dear Future Mom that made me cry ugly, ugly tears.
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A few comments follow on this new Draft - the full PDF version of the Code can be downloaded from the UK Department for Education at: https://www.education.gov.uk/consultations/downloadableDocs/Draft%20SEN%20Code%20of%20Pract...
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The Politics of Down Syndrome review by Tom Fitzpatrick
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"In mid-October, pregnancy as we know it forever changed in America. The company Sequenom announced that with a simple blood draw at 10 weeks of gestation, a pregnant woman can now learn with near 99% accuracy whether her fetus has Down syndrome..." be good to start getting some discussion of this in Europe and Australiasia before it arrives.
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What a mess people make when they decide to play God.
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The Politics of Down Syndrome is a call for people to think again about what it means to be inclusive, why we're hung up on the idea of intelligence and how an inclusive society is a better society.