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Kennett Square authors publish book about Down Syndrome

04/05/2021 07:56PM ● By Steven Hoffman

A new book, 31 Days of Down Syndrome: A Handbook for Special Families, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

The book was written by Cheryl and Ray Patterson of Kennett Square.

Having someone in your family with special needs can be a challenge for some. With this book full of tips on how to cope with these needs and how to deal with others’ reactions, this family will guide you on your journey. 

They share their own experiences. Having a family member with special needs can be a sudden change in life, and can be emotionally overwhelming and draining—and also the most fulfilling moment a family can experience. 

The Patterson family provides real world experience of what is yet to come and help those realize that this is the more heart-warming event of their lives.

Cheryl Faux Patterson is a mother of two who has been registered as a radiological technician and safety officer in the medical field for over twenty years. She enjoys living healthy, exercise, running half marathons, the beach, and world travel.

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31 Days of Down Syndrome: A Handbook for Special Families is a 74-page paperback with a retail price of $21.00. The ISBN is 978-1-6491-3420-2. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pa. For more information, or to visit the online bookstore, go to