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These 24 People Have Advice for Any Parent Who Just Received a Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Dear New or Future Parents of a Child With Down Syndrome,

When you read the statements below you’ll notice two overlying themes: It’s going to be (more than) OK. And you deserve to be congratulated.

We know a new diagnosis can be scary, so we asked parents, friends and family members of people with Down syndrome what they would say to you if you met. Here’s what they had to say:

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