Izzy - Age 3

If not for your smile and your laugh and your heart, This place we call home would be minus a part. –
Nancy Tillman

Evan - Age 6

Once upon a time I became yours and you became mine, we will stay together through the tears and the laughter because that’s what they call, happily ever after

Betsy - Age 3

Though she be but little, she is fierce.
William Shakespeare

Kathleen - Age 21

One day, we won’t need to talk about inclusion, diversity, representation, and we’ll just live our lives. Until then…

Evan - Age 6

And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.

Claire - Age 42

The rarest of the rare, I’m an inspirational woman called Claire.

Welcome to Making Chromosomes Count

We are excited to launch the Down syndrome community magazine, comprising of organisations and voices from within the heart of the Down syndrome community.

Making Chromosomes Count’s primary role is to gather and report news that is true, fair, honest, accurate, non-biased and non-critical.
The news keeps our followers informed about what is going on in and around the community, investigating stories and delivering information to a diverse audience.
Being a member of MCC doesn’t prevent members holding their own views/opinions/takes on Down syndrome-related topics.
However, we also take great pride in making sure MCC remains impartial in the way we source articles and report them.

Our content will range from news, lifestyle and informative articles to stories that make you laugh, cry or become outraged.

This vision has been made possible thanks to a fabulous, passionate, eclectic, and international team of researchers, proof readers, editors, contributors and other wonderful individuals who keep volunteering time they haven’t really got, in order to produce this medium and raise awareness. 

This magazine provides valuable resources to the Down syndrome community, filtering into the wider community whilst representing every voice through real lived experiences. Providing information and support for professionals, new and expectant parents, existing parents, family members, and friends.

Exploring the fascinating kaleidoscope that is Down syndrome, and it’s community.

Making Chromosomes Count will support, educate and advertise important messages from the heart of the Down syndrome community.” says Stacey Byrne, Co Founder, Making Chromosomes Count.  “One of our most important priorities with our magazine is to provide news and information by amplifying voices and providing platform to express it.”


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