Some quotes to get you started…

“Society must learn to accept people with Down’s syndrome for what they are – people who happen to have Down’s syndrome. Giving in to prejudice and ignorance by hiding the outward signs of the disability is no solution.” Carol Boyes DSA

“Society is not going to change overnight so Georgia has to fit into society rather than society fitting into the way she is.” Kim Gallacher – Down’s Syndrome parent

“Society must learn to accept people with Down’s syndrome for what they are.” DSA

“Public perceptions and understanding have improved in recent years but we clearly have some way to go while demand for this type of surgery remains.” DSA

“The immediate goal of reconstructive surgery is to improve the appearance of the face.” Len Leshin, MD, FAAP

“the most frequent motivation for this surgery (tongue reduction) seems to be the hope that it can improve speech intelligibility of the child with Down syndrome.” Leshin, MD, FAAP

“Parents interested in these procedures should be aware that these are usually major surgeries involving general anesthesia and days if not weeks of recuperative time.” Leshin, MD, FAAP

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