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Fossil Suggests Neanderthals Cared For Child With Down Syndrome

A fossilized ear bone is providing evidence that a Neanderthal child with Down syndrome lived to be at least 6-years-old and was cared for by others.

June 28, 2024
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Film About Father Raising Son With Down Syndrome Debuts At Tribeca

The feature film "Color Book" explores setbacks experienced by a father and his son with Down syndrome as they attempt to attend their first baseball game together.

June 13, 2024
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Exercise May Boost Cognition In Adults With Down Syndrome

Taking regular walks may do much more than improve physical health for adults with Down syndrome, a new study suggests.

April 8, 2024

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Program Helps Parents Celebrate Their Babies With Down Syndrome

Jack's Basket counters "insensitive" delivery of the news that a baby has Down syndrome with gifts and resources. Now the group has a curriculum teaching health care providers to relay a diagnosis.

March 26, 2024
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Ad Campaign Challenges Assumptions About Down Syndrome

A new public awareness campaign backed by a host of organizations from around the world is urging people to reconsider their expectations of what's possible for those with Down syndrome.

March 20, 2024

Ancient DNA Reveals Down Syndrome In 5,000-Year-Old Remains

An expansive analysis of DNA from ancient remains has revealed cases of Down syndrome from the past offering evidence that people with the disorder were treated similarly to others in their community.

February 22, 2024

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Spelling Champion With Down Syndrome Defies Stereotypes

Ellen Ruckmann-Bruch has Down syndrome, but that's not stopping her from besting her peers as she works to win a spot at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

January 19, 2024
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Boxing Serves As Developmental Therapy For Those With Down Syndrome

Typically, people with Down syndrome have issues with muscle tone, hand-eye coordination and balance. It's believed the sweet science that is boxing can help with all of that.

January 9, 2024

Effort To Map Down Syndrome Brain Raises Prospect Of Treatment

With an $11 million "transformative research" grant, scientists are setting out to do what hasn't been done before: chart how Down syndrome disrupts molecular pathways and alters the brain before birth.

November 3, 2023

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‘One-Stop Shop’ Down Syndrome Clinic For Kids, Adults Opens Its Doors

Amid a shortage of providers, a new clinic will treat patients with Down syndrome from diagnosis through adulthood, providing everything from medical care to assistance with school and finding a job.

October 24, 2023
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With Job Coach In Tow, He Made His First Real Sale. Then He Called His Mom

Starting a business and going on cold calls can be tough. Angad Sahgal, who has Down syndrome, found it particularly hard, but he also has a family of helpers.

August 29, 2023
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Down Syndrome Dating Show Coming To Netflix

A show following several people with Down syndrome in their quest to find love is set to premiere on Netflix.

August 1, 2023

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