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Putting Down’s syndrome statistics in context

Posted in Attitudes to disability, Screening, Statistics, Support services, Surveys by Matt at WelcometoIllinois on November 30, 2008

Frank Buckley, the CEO of DownsEd, has written an excellent post on the recent debate around Down’s syndrome statistics and attitudes to Down’s syndrome in the UK.

In it Frank covers the accuracy of the statistical data, the relevance of the Down’s Syndrome Association’s survey of parental attitudes, public policies, attitudes within the NHS, the provision of unbiased information during the screening process, and ethical considerations.

There’s much too much in the post to be summed up in one or two quotes, so I’d recommend reading the whole post. I have a feeling I’ll be coming back to it again and again.

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  1. rickismom said, on November 30, 2008 at 11:32 am

    I also came to the same conclusion, recomending this post from Downs ed

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