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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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Laws Mandate Education For Would-Be Parents About Down Syndrome

Nearly a dozen states require that parents receiving a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis be provided with information about the disorder, but the impact of such laws can be hard to qualify.

September 8, 2015

Model With Down Syndrome To Strut Fashion Week Runway

An 18-year-old with Down syndrome is set to make her debut at New York Fashion Week next month.

August 18, 2015
Allan Cole carries the Special Olympics World Games torch while getting a kiss from his sister, Angela Carr, in Austin, Texas, during the Unified Relay Across America. Athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world will compete at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles starting this weekend. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/TNS)

Poll Finds Public Perception Varies On Intellectual Disabilities

Attitudes about people with intellectual disabilities are evolving, a new poll suggests, but opinions remain tied to the level of personal connection individuals have with this population.

July 24, 2015

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A federal lawsuit alleges that an Ohio YMCA discriminated against a child with Down syndrome who wished to attend a mainstream summer camp program. (Disability Scoop)

YMCA Accused Of Excluding Boy With Down Syndrome

An Ohio mother is suing in federal court claiming that her son with Down syndrome was denied access to a camp for typically-developing kids and was instead limited to a segregated program.

July 13, 2015

Special Olympian Leaves Mark After Decades Of Competition

One of the most prominent Special Olympics athletes in the world -- who won some 250 medals and hobnobbed with everyone from the Clintons to Muhammad Ali -- has died.

May 29, 2015

Demand High For Specialized Housing

With a growing number of people with Down syndrome facing Alzheimer's, a need for specialized housing is emerging.

April 6, 2015

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