Down Syndrome

Increasingly, Adults With Down Syndrome Face Alzheimer’s

A growing number of families are struggling to care for aging adults with Down syndrome who also have Alzheimer’s disease and are losing hard-won skills.

Down Syndrome Laws Stir Debate

A growing number of states are requiring that a Down syndrome diagnosis be accompanied by accurate information about the disorder, but not everyone is pleased by the new mandates.

Oldest Known Case Of Down Syndrome Offers Insights

Scientists say they’re gaining an understanding of how ancient people treated those with Down syndrome after unearthing the remains of a 1,500-year-old skeleton with features of the disorder.

Family’s Complaint Prompts Insurer To Drop ‘R-Word’

A major health insurer has agreed to stop using the term “mental retardation” after a family complained when the phrase was used to describe their daughter’s condition.

Athlete With Down Syndrome Sues For Right To Compete

A 24-year-old with Down syndrome is suing in federal court after he was allegedly denied the opportunity to compete in the sport he loves due to his disability.

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.

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