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March 21,2022 World Down Syndrome Day

March 21st, may be just an ordinary day for people who don’t know about Down Syndrome. However, for the more than 6 million people with Down syndrome around the world, this day is unique to them. In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly named March 21st "World Down Syndrome Day", because Down syndrome is also known as trisomy 21, and March 21st has this special set of numbers: 321— - 3 chromosomes 21. It is hoped that this will increase public awareness of Down syndrome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Down syndrome or trisomy 21, also known as congenital fool or Down syndrome, is a disease caused by a chromosomal abnormality (an extra chromosome 21).

According to statistics around the world, the incidence of Down syndrome is about 1/700~1/1000. On average, one in every 600 babies is born with Down syndrome.

Although the existing medical technology cannot cure this congenital disease, there is still a scientific way to reduce the incidence of Down syndrome.

How to help baby Tang? If you learn that your child has Down syndrome, you may experience many emotional changes, including anger, fear, worry and depression. You may not know what the future holds and may be concerned about your ability to care for a child with a disability. The best antidote to fears and worries is to be informed and supportive.

 

Please consider the following measures to prepare yourself and take care of your child:

  • Ask your healthcare provider about early intervention programs in your area. Available in most states, these special programs provide stimulation for infants and toddlers with Down syndrome at an early age (generally until age 3) to help them develop motor, language, social, and self-help skills.

  • Learn about the school's educational options. Depending on the child's needs, this may mean attending general classes (mainstream), special education classes, or both.

  • Find other families who are dealing with the same problem. Most communities have support groups for parents of children with Down syndrome. You can also look up Internet mutual aid groups. Family and friends can also be a source of understanding and support.

  • Participate in social events and leisure activities. Take the time to organize family outings and find social events in your community, such as park events, sports teams, or ballet classes. Although some adjustment may be required, children and adults with Down syndrome can enjoy social and recreational activities.

  • Encourage independence. Your child may be different from other children in abilities, but with your support and some practice, your child may be able to perform tasks such as packing lunches, managing hygiene and dressing, and simply cooking and doing laundry.

  • Prepare to transition into adulthood. Opportunities for life, work, social activities and leisure activities can be explored before your child leaves school. Community living or group homes, community employment, post-high school day programs or workshops require some kind of advance planning. Ask about opportunities and support in your area.

Status of Down's Syndrome Patients

There are many different cognitions and attitudes in different regions and countries when dealing with Down's syndrome patients. In some developed countries, there are various civil or official organizations and groups to help this group and its families, providing them with guidance in education, training, medical care, etc.; but in many places, due to raising, education and greeting them need to cost the family. With a lot of human, material and financial resources, and to face the cognitive bias against this group, the survival situation of many patients with Down syndrome is not optimistic.

Less prejudice, more love

If you meet "Baby Tang", please don't discriminate against them, give them a shallow smile, or give them a soft hug, and tell them, "You're awesome~"

Today, we should not only care for people with Down syndrome, but also learn everything about Down syndrome, so that more children can have a healthy and happy childhood.

We hope that they will appreciate life on the road of growth and enjoy the beauty of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is ACSD?

ACSD (Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities)

ACSD is a financial support program provided by the Ontario government to help parents of children with special needs.

The Talent Service Center will interpret for you what is ACSD, how to apply, and whether you meet the application criteria and other details.

ACSD

Primarily helping parents or guardians caring for children with special needs to obtain financial support through the Application for Application (ACSD) program. This program provides financial support to low- and moderate-income families to cover some of the additional costs of caring for a child with special needs.

Eligible parents or guardians can receive between $25 and $500 per month, and the amount approved will vary depending on the circumstances of each family. Parents can use this grant to cover some related costs.

ACSD Grant Amount

The amount of the subsidy is based on the applicant's family income, number of family members, and expenses for children with special needs. Depending on the applicant's specific circumstances, the amount of the subsidy is a minimum of $25 per month and a maximum of $500 per month.

The grant amount is designed to help parents pay for the following:

  • commuting costs to see a doctor

  • Shoes and clothing

  • Expenses for parents to hire caregivers

In addition to the fixed monthly financial support, eligible special children can also enjoy the following benefits:

  • Battery and repair of mobile devices

  • Prescription drugs through OHIP

  • Dental care through the Ontario Healthy Smile Program

  • Hearing aids and vision care, including glasses

The applicant must be the parent or legal guardian of a child with special needs, and the child must be:

  • Under 18

  • Ontario residents

  • Diagnosis report

In addition, the applicant's household income will also determine eligibility and the amount of the grant.

  • How to apply

Unlike many applications, ACSD needs to contact the local government office to obtain an application form.

You can contact the Gifted People Service for more details. The staff will explain the detailed application process to you.

Office Phone: 647-699-8416

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