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T&T ratifies convention on rights of persons with disabilities

Trinidad and Tobago has ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. A release issued yesterday by the Ministry of Communication stated that T&T now joins 155 other nations which have also ratified the Convention.

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NEW YORK, NY – Four-Year Old Trinidadian Phoebe Neehall appeared in the bright lights of Broadway on September 20th as part of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) annual Times Square Video Presentation, which promotes the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

The photo of Phoebe, who has Down syndrome, was one of 220 images selected from more than 2,000 world-wide entries. She showcased a vibrant Carnival costume in her photograph which was shown on the News Corporation Sony Screen, located in the heart of Times Square in New York City.

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October is International Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

As parents of children with Down syndrome, our responsibility to raise our children to be positive, contributing members of society the same as anyone else’s.

Every day when we read or watch the news and we are concerned about how our children are growing up. The permeating influences of crime, greed, disregard for authority and ignorance affect each one of us. While we can worry and demand our nation’s leaders to help change the trend, we ALL can do something to improve the situation. We can start by improving our home life.

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PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD – 13 October 2014: The only Buddy Walk® in the Caribbean will take place at Nelson Mandela Park (former King George V Park) in St. Clair, Port of Spain at 2 p.m., on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Approximately 500 people are expected to attend the event, which is one of over 250 walks across the globe to raise awareness and funds for programmes that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.

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National Down Syndrome Congress 2014 Convention, Indianapolis
July 11th to 13th, 2014

The annual Convention hosted by the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) is the premier and most informative event specifically for the national and international community of persons with Down syndrome and their families. My name is Kelvin Thomas and I had the opportunity this year to attend the NDSC Convention with my wife, 16 year old son and my 5 year old daughter with Down syndrome. This was an experience we will never forget and here’s why.

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Founder and President of the Down Syndrome Family Network, Fitzherbert Glen Niles, receives a Donation Cheque from Vice President of the Trinidad and Tobago Group of Professional Associations Limited, Mrs Camille Cumberbatch-Dhoray at The Professional Centre in Woodbrook.
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This set of links list the press coverage for the World Down Syndrome Day March 21-22, 2013.