Wales has recently become the first country in the UK to introduce Non-invasive Prenatal Testing on the NHS. In the wake of this ITV Wales aired a programme entitled ‘The End of Down’s Syndrome’, which examined what life is like with Down’s Syndrome, and on the concerns expressed by many parents of children with Down’s Syndrome that this screening will lead to an increased rate of terminations of babies with DS. 1,852 more words
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When I was a little girl I got involved in stuff a lot. I wouldn’t say that I was a joiner-in particularly, but when I look back, and count up the activities I did as a young person, it comes to quite a lot, especially when you consider I grew up in a Devon valley ten miles away from anywhere. 971 more words
It’s Carer’s Week.
My life as a parent-carer is rather different to that of most parents of typically-developing children. At the moment Freddie requires significantly more help with the tasks of everyday life than a typically-developing 9/10 year-old. 77 more words