Need recommendations on how to help my son eat

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My son is 2 years old and has down syndrome.
I can get him to eat pureed, mashed and soft foods (Banana's), but he refuses to try anything else. He can bring the spoon to his mouth and is beginning to understand that he should put it back in his bowl to get more, but if I bring other items of food to his mouth he yells and cries every time.
Occasionally we can trick him to at least put the food in his mouth, but even then he spits its it out. He understands to pick up bananas and bring those to his mouth to eat, but anything else he just throws it on the floor.
We have tried many different foods and I know repetition is key, but I am very unsure what steps to take to get him to the next level of eating.
Any help would be greatly appreciate.
Thanks

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