Where are the orphans with Special Needs? Где находятся дети-сироты с ограниченными возможностями?

Где? Where?                            www.gdye.org

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Families who want to help the children in the orphanages are welcome to contact An Orphan Smiles (www.an orphansmiles.org). Contact Angie at angiea@anorphansmiles.org.

As families got to hear about the possibility of adopting children with Down Syndrome so several more children were adopted in the three months following Daniil’s adoption. Masha (Macey), Naum (Xander), Oksana (Kristina) and Ksenia (Anya). More families are now preparing their dossiers to travel and adopt orphans with Down Syndrome.

· Paste this poster on a wall where your staff can read about Daniil and Down Syndrome.

· All those who take care of these children must be very patient with them and from a very early age do all they can to help them develop their mental and physical capabilities.

· Mainstream the children with Down Syndrome in the regular groups and try to develop these children so that they can go to kindergarten and not an institution.

· If the children are orphans, register them for adoption.

· Fluctuating hearing loss is a common problem in children with Down syndrome. Hearing loss and middle ear fluid must be treated by a physician and audiologist to minimize the effect on speech and language development.

· 40-50% of people with Down Syndrome have heart problems, some of which require surgery.

· All children with Down Syndrome can be helped to progress more quickly. The earlier special help or 'stimulation' begins, the more ability the child is likely to gain. 'Stimulation' means giving a child a variety of opportunities to experience, explore, and play with things around her. It involves body movement and the use of all the senses-especially seeing, hearing, and touching.

· Help the child prepare for basic activities for daily living: eating, drinking, dressing, and control of bowel and bladder (peeing and pooping). These 'self-care' skills help the child become more independent.

· Provide the children with Down Syndrome with exercise, toys to play with, music to listen too, take them outside, let them draw in the sand, and so on.