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 #34 – Erin’s Journey with Moyamoya

They say “Hindsight is 20/20” so let’s back up a bit.  My daughter, Erin, was born in 1999 and is the youngest of my four children. At birth I was told she had Down syndrome.  I was not in total shock because I had known several parents who had children with Down syndrome.

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Issue #34 – Exploring Moyamoya

Moyamoya is a rare condition in which the blood vessels (internal carotid arteries) that supply blood to the brain become narrowed. This limits the flow of blood to the brain, and puts them at risk for stroke.

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Issue #34 – Torah, Torah…

The air was thick with kedusha. I literally felt a whiff of Mamud Har Sinai. Yeshiva Bonim  Lamokom was celebrating Kabalas HaTorah in its own unique way. On the Sunday prior to Shavuos the student body assembled in the large Beis Medrash of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath to celebrate a day of fathers and sons learning Torah together. The event was aptly named ‘Uvos Ubanim’.

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