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 #31 – Exploring Different…

Life tends to take you places where you never intended to go. We were relatively young when we welcomed our fifth child into this world. He was a gorgeous little bundle. I held him close to me when suddenly this overwhelming feeling overcame me.

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Issue #31 – Hirschsprung Disease

Hirschsprung disease (aganglionic megacolon) occurs when certain nerve cells in the wall of the colon do not form the right way when the fetus is growing.

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Issue #31 – Shimmy’s Story

Shimmy is a 26-year-old delightful young man who has Down syndrome.  He has been functioning at a very high level and was very involved in the day hab program he was attending. 

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