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.

Disney Urged To Include Characters With Disabilities

Tens of thousands have signed a petition calling for Disney to include characters with Down syndrome in its animated films.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Baseball Card Features Batboy With Down Syndrome

In a rare move, a man with Down syndrome who made national headlines as a batboy for the Cincinnati Reds is getting his very own baseball card.

Family Sues Over Movie Theater Death Of Man With Down Syndrome

In a case that’s drawn national attention, the parents of a man with disabilities who died after being handcuffed at a movie theater are suing Regal Cinemas and local officials in federal court.

National Down Syndrome Registry Goes Live

A new national registry is launching in an effort to connect individuals who have Down syndrome with researchers studying the chromosomal disorder.

With Facebook Support, Teen With Down Syndrome Lands Photo Shoot

Within days, a teen with Down syndrome has accrued more than 10,000 likes on Facebook and now she’s getting the star treatment from her favorite clothing chain.

Woman With Down Syndrome Prevails In Guardianship Dispute

In a closely-watched case centering on the rights of adults with disabilities, a Virginia woman has won the right to live with her friends rather than in a group home as her parents preferred.

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