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Trump Administration Throws Support Behind Down Syndrome Abortion Ban

The Justice Department is backing a state ban on abortions of those with a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis, arguing the law would prevent disability discrimination.

January 23, 2020

Couples With Disabilities Navigate Red Tape On Way To Altar

Marriage often means sacrificing much needed government benefits for people with developmental disabilities, but a proposed law could change that.

January 21, 2020

Parents Seek Housing For Adult Children With Disabilities

With an imperfect patchwork of existing options — ranging from institutions to group homes to independent living — many parents are wondering the same thing: what happens when we die?

January 14, 2020

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Group Home Residents Often Live In Costly Isolation

People with disabilities living in group homes are supposed to be integrated into the community and enjoy the same freedoms that others have in their own homes, but that's not always the case.

January 10, 2020
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Clothing Size Guide In Works For Those With Down Syndrome

It's often difficult for people with Down syndrome to find clothes that fit, but now researchers are working on a solution: the country's first size guide for this population.

January 7, 2020

‘Overwhelmed’ Mom Charged With Leaving Teen With Down Syndrome At Hospital

A mother facing felony child cruelty charges for leaving her nonverbal 14-year-old son with Down syndrome at a hospital found herself with dozens of strangers supporting her in court.

December 17, 2019

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Cruise Line Going ‘Sensory Inclusive’

A major cruise operator is training its staff, offering up tools and taking other steps to welcome people with disabilities in a move they say is an industry first.

December 10, 2019

Why Those With Disabilities Wait Years For Programs They Need To Live On Their Own

Despite a court order requiring one state to shrink its waiting list, most adults with developmental disabilities wait seven years or longer for services.

December 10, 2019
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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

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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