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Brittany’s Story is in a New Book: The Moon and Her Sisters

  Brittany’s friend Ashley Asti, who currently serves on the Board of Directors of Brittany’s Baskets of Hope, recently published her second book of poetry The Moon and Her Sisters. The book is a celebration of beauty in all its forms

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Two Down Syndrome Entrepreneurs Working Together: John’s Crazy Socks and Brittany’s Baskets of Hope

Brittany Schiavone, who has Down syndrome, founded Brittany’s Baskets of Hope to bring hope and support to families welcoming a child with Down syndrome. Brittany does this by sending a gift basket filled with presents and information to parents of

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Accompsett Middle School Helps Brittany’s Baskets of Hope

published in The Smithtown Messenger Brittany Schiavone, who runs the local nonprofit Brittany’s Baskets of Hope, visited with National Junior Honor Society students at Accompsett Middle School in the Smithtown Central School District on March 14. The organization assembles and

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Dear Parents of a New Baby with Down Syndrome

*This letter was written by Jennifer, mom of Evan, who was one of our earliest basket of hope recipients. She sent this to us on November 28th—Giving Day—to show her support and love, and to give back in her own

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Iceland is “Eradicating” Down Syndrome. We’re speaking out.

On August 14th, CBS reported that Iceland is pushing to “eradicate” Down syndrome—essentially to “disappear” individuals with DS through “heavy-handed genetic counseling” which pushes for expectant parents of babies with Down syndrome to terminate the pregnancy. The result is what

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“He’s on his own timeline.”

Michelle, who is an entrepreneur and mom to four, including the adorably blond son above, wrote, “Littlest Warrior Apparel was inspired by my son Eli who is my biggest hero.” Littlest Warrior Apparel is a clothing line on a mission

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23 Quotes for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome

BY BRITTANY’S BASKETS OF HOPE We believe we do not travel through these lives of ours alone. We believe that community is an essential part of our journey and that, as parents, friends, and supporters of individuals with Down syndrome,

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Baskets of Hope Give Parents a Leg Up | The Long Islander

By Jano Tantongco *originally published in the Long Islander News – Huntington Weekly Brittany Schiavone was diagnosed with Down syndrome just minutes after she was born on March 19, 1989. Her parents, Sue and Rocky, were hopeful for their new

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Derek Hough’s Personal Message to Brittany

On World Down Syndrome Day, Derek Hough, Brittany’s main celebrity crush from Dancing with the Stars, dropped by to send Brittany a personal message of support and encouragement. Watch it here!  

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Celebrating “Our Babies” on World Down Syndrome Day

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, we want to celebrate individuals across the globe who are living with purpose and passion and love—and who happen to have Down syndrome! This is for everyone who has been fearless in pursuit

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