Thursday, 30 October 2014

New publications

What's Inside You Is Inside Me, Too: My Chromosomes Make Me Unique
Deslie Webb Quinby, Jeannie Visootsak MD, and Michael Johnson (Illustrator)
This new book for children was released last week. Details from the Amazon website are here.
Every child, every person, every living thing is unique, in big part, due to chromosomes. Children with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome. This book informs people about Down syndrome in a fun illustrative way. In the process, it also explains chromosomes and their role in making every living thing special. A valuable tool for educators, siblings, individuals with Down syndrome, advocates and for those innately curious. (Publisher)
Deslie Quinby has a child with Down syndrome, and Jeannie Visstak is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and the Medical Director of the Down Syndrome Clinic and Down Syndrome Clinical Trial Unit at Emory University, Atlanta.

New volume of Sam's Secret Journal for young readers
A third volume in the Sam's Secret Journal series, by Sean Adelman (featuring a central character who has Down syndrome), Memorial Day, has been released this week.
Sam is a fun, adventurous, tween that loves a mystery. She also has Down syndrome. Enjoy these fun, middle reader, chapter books based on real life characters.
All three volumes are available in paperback, and the first two are also available for Kindle and Audible (as will the third be soon). For further information on editions and future titles, sign up to the Sam's Secret Journal Facebook page


Down Syndrome World - a new magazine
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation, based in Denver, Colorado has announced publication of a new quarterly magazine, Down Syndrome World.  It is available by membership subscription, and includes a digital edition:
Down Syndrome World will always focus on Down syndrome research and medical care and aspires to provide these stories in an easy to read, entertaining and informative way - Mission 

Through the Looking Glass - presentations
Selected presentations from last week's 25th annual PANDDA (Professional Association of Nurses in Developmental Disability Australia)  conference are now available online, covering a wide range of topics under the banner Through the Looking Glass… wisdom, reflection, experience.

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