Down Syndrome

Congress To Weigh Police Interactions With Disability Community

The mother of a man with Down syndrome whose death at the hands of law enforcement last year made national news will testify before a U.S. Senate panel.

Focus Shifts To Transparency In Disability Research

As an increasing number of clinical trials focus on developmental disabilities, researchers are taking new steps to ensure that those with the conditions know what they’re getting into.

Teen With Down Syndrome To Play For Harlem Globetrotters

Fresh off a stint with the Philadelphia 76ers, a teen with Down syndrome is being tapped to play with the famed Harlem Globetrotters.

Viral Video Leads To NBA Deal For Teen With Down Syndrome

After video of a teen with Down syndrome scoring big points for his high school basketball team went viral, he signed what’s believed to be a first-of-its-kind NBA contract.

Fifty Years On, Controversy Surrounds Down Syndrome Discovery

It’s been over 50 years since scientists determined that an extra copy of the 21st chromosome is responsible for Down syndrome. But today a battle continues over who deserves credit.

With New Film, Boy With Down Syndrome Gets Taste Of Stardom

Beau Wright, 9, is fresh off the red carpet at the Sundance Film Festival and his family hopes that the boy’s big screen debut will show others what kids with Down syndrome can do.

Mother Of Boy With Down Syndrome To Address Nation

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who has a son with Down syndrome, is set to present the Republican response to the president’s State of the Union address next week.

FDA OKs Blood Test For Intellectual Disability

A first-of-its-kind blood test that can help diagnose intellectual disabilities and developmental delays in children is getting the go-ahead from the FDA.

Parent Mentors Ease Path For Newly Diagnosed

Increasingly parents of those with Down syndrome are mentoring other moms and dads who’ve just learned — whether prenatally or after birth — that their child has the disorder.

Teen With Down Syndrome Walks Red Carpet With Katy Perry

As some of the biggest names in music turned out for the American Music Awards, there was a teen with Down syndrome in their midst, all thanks to pop singer Katy Perry.

New York Times Columnist Sorry For ‘R-Word,’ Pledges $25K

When a mother of a boy with Down syndrome noticed that The New York Times’ “Ethicist” had a history of using the word “retard,” she took him to task. And boy did he respond.

Man With Down Syndrome Makes Elite Marathon History

In a first, a man with Down syndrome crossed the finish line at the New York City Marathon over the weekend and scored a spot in the record books.

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