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Down Syndrome Reality Show Set To Wrap

A groundbreaking reality television show documenting the lives of young adults with Down syndrome is coming to an end.

December 6, 2019
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Google Seeks Help From People With Down Syndrome

From Siri to Alexa, voice assistants are everywhere, but the technology tends to miss every third word that people with Down syndrome say. Now a new effort is underway to change that.

December 3, 2019
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Doctors Making Virtual House Calls For Those With Special Needs

Aiming to ease the experience of visiting a doctor, a new program is allowing people with developmental disabilities to access medical and mental health care without leaving home.

November 22, 2019

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Day Care Chain Settles Suit After Expelling Girl With Down Syndrome

A national day care provider settled a lawsuit brought by the Justice Department after a girl with Down syndrome was kicked out when she couldn't conform to a corporate timeline on potty training.

November 22, 2019
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Santa Offering Sensory-Friendly Events Nationwide

Ahead of his big night, hundreds of special events across the country will offer kids with disabilities a chance to visit with Santa Claus in a calmer setting.

November 21, 2019
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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

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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

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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
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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

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