Meet Wil Lawrence. Wil is one year old, the youngest of five children, he has Down Syndrome and he can fly. Well, kind of. At least he can fly according to Alan, Wil’s dad and the photographer behind these amazingly creative and playful pictures, “Wil has always wanted to fly ever since he learned to […]
Down syndrome no obstacle as Wil takes flight on this popular blog.
Fragile X syndrome, an inherited cause of autism and intellectual disability, can have consequences even for carriers of the disorder. Researchers have identified a potential target for treatments for these carriers.
Fragile X syndrome, an inherited cause of autism and intellectual disability, can have consequences even for carriers of the disorder who don't have full-blown symptoms.
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We already knew that children with Down syndrome are spectacular. But one Utah dad is using his photography skills to drive home the message that there is no limit to what people with Down syndrome can accomplish. Alan Lawrence’s photo series features his 18-month old son Wil in a variety of settings flying through the […]
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