Down Syndrome

New Prenatal Tests Called Into Question

Companies hawking new prenatal tests to detect Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities may be promising more than they can deliver, an investigation finds.

Down Syndrome No Barrier To College Degree

Stereotypes and academic hurdles haven’t stopped one man with Down syndrome from receiving his bachelor’s degree, graduating magna cum laude.

Disney Noncommittal On Adding Characters With Disabilities

Disney isn’t making any promises in response to a petition signed by more than 75,000 people calling for the company to include more characters with disabilities in its movies.

At Long Last, Athlete With Down Syndrome To Compete

A man with Down syndrome who sued after allegedly being denied the opportunity to participate in the sport he loves due to his disability is finally getting a chance.

Family Wants To Reframe Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Disappointed by the way they learned that their newborn son had Down syndrome, a Minnesota couple is working to improve the experience for other families.

Disney Urged To Include Characters With Disabilities

Tens of thousands have signed a petition calling for Disney to include characters with Down syndrome in its animated films.

Suit Accuses Papa John’s Of Violating ADA

The EEOC is accusing Papa John’s Pizza of discrimination after an employee with Down syndrome was fired, allegedly because he needed the assistance of a job coach.

Increasingly, Adults With Down Syndrome Face Alzheimer’s

A growing number of families are struggling to care for aging adults with Down syndrome who also have Alzheimer’s disease and are losing hard-won skills.

Down Syndrome Laws Stir Debate

A growing number of states are requiring that a Down syndrome diagnosis be accompanied by accurate information about the disorder, but not everyone is pleased by the new mandates.

Oldest Known Case Of Down Syndrome Offers Insights

Scientists say they’re gaining an understanding of how ancient people treated those with Down syndrome after unearthing the remains of a 1,500-year-old skeleton with features of the disorder.

Family’s Complaint Prompts Insurer To Drop ‘R-Word’

A major health insurer has agreed to stop using the term “mental retardation” after a family complained when the phrase was used to describe their daughter’s condition.

Athlete With Down Syndrome Sues For Right To Compete

A 24-year-old with Down syndrome is suing in federal court after he was allegedly denied the opportunity to compete in the sport he loves due to his disability.

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