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UPS for DownS publishes a newsletter ten times per year. This unique publication is packed with information about activities, events, summaries of our monthly meetings on important topics, as well as interesting articles written with insight and humor about life in a family that includes someone with Down syndrome.

It will be the rare month that you won’t want to pass it along to a teacher, grandparent or friend. But you won’t want to let it go, as there is always at least one article that you will wish to file away for future reference.

 

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Do people with Down syndrome have feelings?

Yes. Just like everyone, people with Down syndrome have feelings. They can feel happy, silly, sad, sorry, or upset - just like you. People with Down syndrome enjoy friends and family and can be hurt when someone teases or makes fun of them - just like you.

Why does my friend with Down Syndrome act differently than other kids?

People with Down syndrome have difficulty with language and talking.  Many kids want to interact and play with their friends, but don't know how, are afraid they won't be understood, or afraid they will be told "no, you can't play". Some kids with Down syndrome get overwhelmed when too many things are going on at the same time.