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Parent Jane Baker reflects on the significant changes over the past twenty years which have impacted positively on the way people with Down Syndrome live their life. These changes have not come about automatically, but have come about because of a concerted effort by parents to ensure that their children enjoyed what was owed them by right of simply being a person. Baker offers a sombre warning that just as these rights have become recognised, a new threat has emerged: routine pre-natal testing. Baker suggests that in this approach, it is forgotten that people with Down Syndrome are people first and that they already have a presence in - and contribution to make to - the community. Keywords: Advocacy, Attitudes, Ethics,

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Author
Baker, J
Source
DSA NSW Newsletter
Publisher
DSA of NSW
Publication Date
1 January 1970
Category
Parents
Keywords
Advocacy, Attitudes, Ethics
Origin
Australia

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