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Breaking through the disability barriers

A group of parents and supporters based at Siriraj Hospital work for a better future for Down syndrome children

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In Wang Lang market in Phra Nakhon district, city life hums and throbs and commuters and residents rush about their daily chores. It's a typical everyday scene. 

A group of Down syndrome children perform a ‘Gangnam Style’ dance at the annual meeting of parents and supporters at Siriraj Hospital recently. TAWATCHAI KHEMGUMNERD

But a short distance away, inside a building, a group of people are captivated by a starkly contrasting scene and a much slower pace of life. On a stage, 18-year-old Nong Fah dances slowly and carefully in front of a group of 50 parents and their children.

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