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New Documentary Questions IQ As A Measure Of Intelligence

A film challenging what it means to have intellectual disability is set to screen at theaters across the country.

September 18, 2018
Norm Macdonald

Former ‘SNL’ Star In Hot Water Over Down Syndrome Comments

While making the rounds to promote his new show, a former "Saturday Night Live" funnyman is taking heat for using the term "Down syndrome" in a derogatory way.

September 13, 2018

Families Of Kids With Special Needs Say Military Is Failing Them

Eight years after legal requirements were set in motion to "enhance and improve" support for those with special needs, families say the military has failed to follow through.

September 11, 2018

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Initiative Highlights ‘Differences’ Over ‘Disabilities’

One city's community-wide public awareness campaign is looking to shift perspectives about people with developmental disabilities and help ensure that more groups engage this population.

August 31, 2018
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Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Mainstreaming

A court with jurisdiction over multiple states found school officials violated the rights of a student with Down syndrome by assigning him to spend half his days in a segregated classroom.

August 29, 2018

Second-Grader Uses Letters To Educate Peers On Down Syndrome

As schools increasingly look to integrate students of all abilities, one family is taking extra steps to help their son's classmates understand his Down syndrome and other special needs.

August 28, 2018

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Group Home Death Illustrates Challenges When Suspect Has Special Needs

Two weeks after a fight over candy turned physical, a group home resident with Down syndrome was dead, but the suspect's intellectual disabilities mean that meting out justice is complicated.

August 22, 2018
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Who Should Pick Up The Tab For Postsecondary Programs?

Disability advocates want federal education officials to clear up what they say is misleading information keeping students with intellectual disabilities from attending postsecondary programs.

August 20, 2018
"Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Up For Emmys

A reality television show focusing on the lives of those with Down syndrome is in the running for multiple Emmy Awards.

July 17, 2018

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Actor With Down Syndrome Starring In Movie With Shia LaBeouf

A 33-year-old with Down syndrome is making a name for himself working alongside Hollywood notables Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and David Arquette.

July 13, 2018
College student with Down syndrome

More Colleges Enrolling Students With Intellectual Disabilities

In 2004, just 25 colleges across the country welcomed students with intellectual disabilities on their campuses. By this fall, that number will grow to 270.

June 27, 2018
Kayla McKeon

New York Woman Is Nation’s First Lobbyist With Down Syndrome

There are lots of people trying to sway federal lawmakers, but no one else is quite like Kayla McKeon, Capitol Hill's first-ever registered lobbyist with Down syndrome.

June 26, 2018

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