When she couldn’t find any dolls that looked like her daughter with Down syndrome, a Pennsylvania mom decided to create them herself.
In a hotly-contested case, a court is set to decide whether a 28-year-old with Down syndrome or her mom should determine if the young woman lives in a group home or with her friends.
Thanks to a diplomatic spat, the future is very much in limbo for two Russian orphans with Down syndrome whose expected adoptions by American families are now in doubt.
The approach that parents take with their children who have developmental disabilities is directly tied to how cooperative and independent they become, new research suggests.
A North Carolina mom says Facebook suspended her account after she uploaded photos of her son with Down syndrome participating in a Special Olympics event.
Even among caregivers of those with disabilities, new research suggests that the sight of someone with facial characteristics typical of Down syndrome triggers negative thoughts.
A jury awarded nearly $3 million to an Oregon couple who sued after their daughter was born with Down syndrome.
An Oregon hospital is facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit from a couple who say doctors wrongly assured them that their baby would not be born with Down syndrome.
In an essay in this week’s Newsweek magazine, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin writes about the joys and challenges of raising a child with special needs.
After appearing in a national ad for Target, a 6-year-old New Jersey boy with Down syndrome is making it big. Now, in their first interview, his parents open up to Disability Scoop.
Having a child with Down syndrome may come as a surprise, but it’s a good experience, families are reporting in a trio of new surveys.
A nationwide survey of caregivers of those with developmental disabilities is offering new evidence this week of the hardships many families face in accessing support services.
When Sarah Palin’s son Trig was born with Down syndrome, she received an outpouring of support from those affected by the disorder, recently released emails show.
When passersby noticed a young woman with Down syndrome living on the streets with her mom, they called authorities. Now a court will decide whether or not the woman is best off with her mother.
New Jersey may offer upwards of $10,000 annually to families caring for adults with disabilities who are on the state’s waiting list for community services.