Down Syndrome

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.

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.

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