What’s DSAU all about?

We’re here to help you navigate through the special needs world by sorting out and dealing with your needs and the needs of your child. Read more about our mission statement.

DSAU is published by Sarah Sander, the mother of 29-year-old Moishey who has Down syndrome. Prior to her son’s birth, she had no knowledge or experience in the world of Down syndrome. Contact Sarah, or the DSAU webmaster.

The magazine

Since it was first published in 1995, Down Syndrome Amongst Us has published 18 issues, the latest of which came out in 2015. Articles from the magazine appear on this web site, organised by magazine section, or issue number.

Latest Articles

Issue #25 – The Star (or the Spectacle) of the Show?

We are all too familiar with the occasional dilemma we face when invited to attend a family Simcha.

For families with typical children the focus is around scheduling, deciding which children are too young to attend, arranging babysitters or friends who we could leave ur little ones with until late at night, while outfitting the older ones in honor of the occasion which likely entails getting their hair done, renting gowns, etc.

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Issue #25 – REVISITING Cerebral Palsy – Here Comes Gadi!

Hey, its Gadi + Mom and we’re back. You might remember us from the article featuring Cerebral Palsy, where I had told you about Gadi’s birth story and how we’ve gotten this diagnosis. I wanted to do a quick update and fill you folks in on what we’ve been up to this past year.

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Issue #25 – Sleep Apnea and Individuals with Down Syndrome

Childhood prevalence of OSA is around 50–100%, with this prevalence nearing 100% in adulthood. In a recent study of a large group of children with DS, 66% were found to have OSA on a sleep study (also called polysomnogram or PSG) and about half of these children presented with severe disease.

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Down Syndrome Amongst Us has published over 24 issues, the latest of which came out in 2018.