Down Syndrome

With Help From Mom, Teen With Down Syndrome Turns Entrepreneur

Like many parents of those with disabilities, Laura Prince worried about her daughter’s future. Rather than wait, she decided to create opportunities for young adults with special needs.

Models Break Barriers At New York Fashion Week

Five models with disabilities will be hitting the runway at New York Fashion Week showcasing clothing from a designer who has dressed everyone from Lady Gaga to Beyonce.

Laws Mandate Education For Would-Be Parents About Down Syndrome

Nearly a dozen states require that parents receiving a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis be provided with information about the disorder, but the impact of such laws can be hard to qualify.

Model With Down Syndrome To Strut Fashion Week Runway

An 18-year-old with Down syndrome is set to make her debut at New York Fashion Week next month.

Found Near Death, A Loner Pit Bull Has A New Best Friend

A dog that was rehabilitated after he was found sick and emaciated at Chicago’s Grant Park didn’t seem to like people. That is, until he found a 10-year-old with developmental disabilities.

Thousands Mark The Close Of The Special Olympics

The caldron no longer burns in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where thousands gathered over the weekend to mark the end of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

Poll Finds Public Perception Varies On Intellectual Disabilities

Attitudes about people with intellectual disabilities are evolving, a new poll suggests, but opinions remain tied to the level of personal connection individuals have with this population.

YMCA Accused Of Excluding Boy With Down Syndrome

An Ohio mother is suing in federal court claiming that her son with Down syndrome was denied access to a camp for typically-developing kids and was instead limited to a segregated program.

Special Olympian Leaves Mark After Decades Of Competition

One of the most prominent Special Olympics athletes in the world — who won some 250 medals and hobnobbed with everyone from the Clintons to Muhammad Ali — has died.

Under New Law, Self-Advocates To Train Police

Self-advocates will take a role in training police on interacting with people who have developmental disabilities under a first-of-its-kind law.

Demand High For Specialized Housing

With a growing number of people with Down syndrome facing Alzheimer’s, a need for specialized housing is emerging.

New DNA Test Highly Accurate In Detecting Down Syndrome

A new, increasingly popular prenatal test is extremely accurate in detecting Down syndrome very early in pregnancy, but whether it should replace standard testing is still not clear.

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