Down Syndrome

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.

Movie Featuring Actor With Down Syndrome Set For Wide Release

A film starring a man with Down syndrome is set for a nationwide release this spring.

Basketball Players Walk Off Court To Defend Girl With Down Syndrome

When some in the crowd began taunting a cheerleader with special needs during a school basketball game, a group of players decided to put a stop to it.

People With Down Syndrome May Actually Age Faster

The inner workings of people with Down syndrome age much faster than typically-developing individuals, a new study suggests.

In First, Model With Down Syndrome Walks Fashion Week Runway

Among the models strutting the runway at New York Fashion Week will be a woman with Down syndrome.

Super Bowl Ad Features Girl With Down Syndrome

A third-grader with Down syndrome will be front and center on advertising’s biggest night of the year as part of a television commercial for McDonald’s.

Feds Put New Focus On Down Syndrome

As people with Down syndrome live longer than ever before, the National Institutes of Health is looking to reshape its efforts related to the chromosomal disorder.

Self-Advocate Gets State Of The Union Invite

A woman with Down syndrome who was instrumental in lobbying for a law establishing a new way for people with disabilities to save money is now headed to the State of the Union.

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.

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