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.
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.
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.
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.
Self-advocates will take a role in training police on interacting with people who have developmental disabilities under a first-of-its-kind law.
With a growing number of people with Down syndrome facing Alzheimer’s, a need for specialized housing is emerging.
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.
A film starring a man with Down syndrome is set for a nationwide release this spring.
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.
The inner workings of people with Down syndrome age much faster than typically-developing individuals, a new study suggests.
Among the models strutting the runway at New York Fashion Week will be a woman 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.