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Movie Starring Actor With Down Syndrome Wins Oscar

An actor with Down syndrome got a special birthday gift: His film won an Academy Award and the A-lister audience at the awards show sang him "Happy Birthday."

March 14, 2023
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A Mom Wanted One Friend For Her Son. Thousands Responded

When the mother of a 24-year-old with Down syndrome took to Facebook in search of a friend for her son, she never expected to garner thousands of responses and media attention from near and far.

March 14, 2023
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New Lego Sets Feature Characters With A Range Of Disabilities

Lego is offering up a host of new characters with disabilities as part of a broader push for more diversity within its toy lineup.

February 24, 2023

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Ironman With Down Syndrome Lobbies For Neurodivergent Athlete Category

The first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman is challenging race directors to create a special competitive category for neurodivergent athletes at every running event in the world.

February 22, 2023
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‘Impending Intergenerational Crisis’: Americans With IDD Lack Long-Term Care Plans

Many with IDD lack plans for when family members can no longer care for them. Families, researchers and advocates worry that has set the stage for a crisis in which people could end up in institutions.

December 7, 2022
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Apple, Google Among Tech Giants Committing To Improve Accessibility

Some of the biggest names in technology are part of a newly launched effort to expand accessibility of smartphones and other devices for those with disabilities.

October 4, 2022

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New Guide Provides Adults With Down Syndrome Roadmap For Care

As individuals with Down syndrome live longer, a newly released guide is offering first-of-its-kind advice to families about how the chromosomal disorder should impact their medical care.

August 19, 2022

First-Ever US Adaptive Championship Puts Spotlight On Golfers With Disabilities

The U.S. Adaptive Open is teeing off, featuring golfers with amputated limbs, Down syndrome, diabetes, a club foot and cerebral palsy in an event that backers hope will inspire others.

July 19, 2022
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FDA Warns That Therapy Tool Could Endanger Babies With Developmental Delays

Regulators are warning that a device used in water therapy for babies with developmental disabilities could lead to death or serious injury.

July 12, 2022

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Hallmark To Air Movie Starring Actors With Down Syndrome

A television movie centering on the love story of a young couple with Down syndrome is set to premiere.

June 10, 2022

Two Moms Created A Nonprofit Flower Shop To Provide Jobs For Those With IDD

With a mission of providing a positive space for those with cognitive disabilities to learn, train and grow, six out of the flower shop's 10 staffers are people who have Down syndrome.

May 6, 2022
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Man Didn’t Let Down Syndrome Get In The Way Of Becoming A TikTok Star

Adam Libby, who has Down syndrome, has 1.7 million followers who can't get enough of his videos showing the charming amateur chef preparing — and then, most importantly, eating — an array of dishes.

April 29, 2022

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