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Girl With Down Syndrome Sues ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Celebrity

The family of a girl with Down syndrome is seeking millions from a "Dancing with the Stars" cast member after he allegedly shared a misappropriated photo and defamed her on social media.

February 2, 2016

Motor Home At Center Of Accommodation Dispute

The parents of a woman with severe disabilities are suing after their HOA refused to allow them to park a motor home they bought to take their daughter to medical appointments.

January 20, 2016

Justice Department Intervenes In Housing Discrimination Case

A mother and daughter – both of whom have developmental disabilities – are set to receive a five-figure payout amid claims that they were harassed and pressured to move from their apartment.

January 19, 2016

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Howard County Police Department recruit Michael Scanlon, left, talks with Jane Plapinger and her 13-year-old son Dave, who has autism. The recruits attended a pool party with the Howard County Autism Society to get first-hand experience on interacting with children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun/TNS)

Police Get Schooled On Special Needs Interactions

Three years after a man with Down syndrome died in a struggle with sheriff's deputies, police recruits in one state are taking part in mandatory disability training.

January 19, 2016
A&E Network has committed to a second season of the documentary series "Born This Way." (Adam Taylor)

TV Show Featuring Young Adults With Down Syndrome To Return

More episodes are on the way for a new television show focusing on the lives of young adults with Down syndrome.

January 12, 2016

New Effort To Boost Down Syndrome Research

Research on Down syndrome has long lagged behind other conditions, but a new effort is underway to make it easier to study the chromosomal disorder.

December 11, 2015

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Rachel Larson, who has Down syndrome, and Nicholas Hamilton, who has a developmental disability, walk toward the Rosedale Mall while on a date in Roseville, Minn. The couple have been together nearly a year. (David Joles/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

For Many With Disabilities, Freedom To Be Intimate Is Rare

Adults with developmental disabilities must often overcome constant barriers to pursue a fundamental human right – loving relationships.

November 19, 2015
A&E will air six hour-long episodes of “Born This Way,” which follows seven young adults with Down syndrome. (Adam Taylor)

New TV Series Features Young Adults With Down Syndrome

The production company behind "Keeping up with the Kardashians" and other reality television staples will debut a new documentary series following young adults with Down syndrome.

November 16, 2015

Marriage Concerns Insufficient To Warrant Guardianship

A family's concerns about a 29-year-old man with Down syndrome wanting to marry are not sufficient reason to place him under guardianship, a judge has determined.

November 10, 2015

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Jury Awards $150K After Man With Down Syndrome Mocked Online

A federal jury has awarded a man with Down syndrome $150,000 after a photograph of him was doctored and misappropriated on the Internet.

November 6, 2015

With Help From Mom, Teen With Down Syndrome Turns Entrepreneur

Like many parents of those with disabilities, Laura Prince worried about her daughter's future. Rather than wait, she decided to create opportunities for young adults with special needs.

October 9, 2015

Models Break Barriers At New York Fashion Week

Five models with disabilities will be hitting the runway at New York Fashion Week showcasing clothing from a designer who has dressed everyone from Lady Gaga to Beyonce.

September 11, 2015

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