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Cole Sibus

TV Season Set For Record High Disability Representation

There are more characters with disabilities set to appear on prime-time television this season than ever before, according to a new report, though representation still falls far short.

November 15, 2019

How This Peanut Butter Falcon Changed The Face Of Education

On his road to becoming the lead actor in a major motion picture, Zack Gottsagen, who has Down syndrome, first had to blast through roadblocks thrown by a resistant school district.

November 12, 2019

Grassroots Movement Educating First Responders On Special Needs Interactions

Spurred by the death of a man with Down syndrome at the hands of off-duty sheriff's deputies, families are making it their mission to educate first responders about people with disabilities.

November 6, 2019

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Lyft Offering Rides To Job Seekers With Disabilities

In an effort to help people with disabilities access job training and get hired, one of the nation's leading ride-sharing services plans to offer free or discounted rides.

November 4, 2019
College student with Down syndrome

Future Uncertain For College Programs Serving Students With Disabilities

Federal support for many colleges serving students with intellectual disabilities expires next year, and programs are scrambling to identify new sources of funding.

October 30, 2019
Family in kitchen

Most Older People With Down Syndrome Have Dementia, Study Finds

It's long been known that people with Down syndrome are more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease, but now a new study is quantifying just how common memory issues are in this population.

October 29, 2019

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Campaign Aims To Create 1 Million Jobs For People With Disabilities

Three of the nation's most prominent disability organizations are banding together in an effort to bring about a million jobs for people with developmental disabilities by 2025.

October 24, 2019
Marilyn Long, left, helps her brother, Jeff Malanoski

NIH Funding For Down Syndrome Research Balloons

With millions of new dollars for research on Down syndrome, federal officials have effectively doubled their investment in understanding the chromosomal disorder in the last year alone.

September 30, 2019

Hair Salon Styles Itself As Special Needs Specialist

At a new salon serving those with special needs, stylists are expected to be patient and every detail has been considered down to the silent clippers and the wheelchair-friendly carpet.

September 27, 2019

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Some In Disability Community Wary Of Advocate’s Campaign For Congress

The former head of the National Down Syndrome Society is facing questions about her time leading the organization as she seeks a U.S. House seat largely based on her record with the group.

September 11, 2019

Girl With Down Syndrome Comes Home With 6 Bite Marks After First Day Of School

The family of an 8-year-old girl with Down syndrome wants action after she returned home from the first day of classes with six bite marks on her face, arms and legs.

September 10, 2019
Cole Sibus

ABC Set To Premiere Show With Down Syndrome Storyline

A new drama headed to prime-time television this month prominently features a character with Down syndrome.

September 5, 2019

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