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Movie Starring Actor With Down Syndrome Coming To Theaters

A feature film headed to theaters later this summer stars an actor with Down syndrome alongside a pair of Hollywood A-listers and it's backed by some big names in the disability community.

June 7, 2019

Nightclub For Adults With Disabilities Fosters Love, Friendship And Inclusion

At what might be the only club of its kind in the country, hundreds of people with developmental disabilities come to dance, make friends and be like anyone else out for the night.

June 4, 2019

Woman With Down Syndrome Earns Bachelor’s Degree

Megan McCormick has Down syndrome, but she didn't let that stop her from earning a bachelor's degree, an education that she hopes will lead to a full-time job working with kids like her.

May 14, 2019

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Family Turns To Tiny House For Son With Down Syndrome

To give their adult son with Down syndrome the freedom he craves, one couple is working to build a 360-square-foot house and they're hoping their community will help make the plan a reality.

May 10, 2019
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Google Unveils New Accessibility Initiatives

Tech giant Google says it is working on multiple projects designed to improve day-to-day life for people with various disabilities.

May 9, 2019
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Despite High Need, Dental Care Elusive For Those With Special Needs

People with developmental disabilities face enormous barriers to adequate and timely dental care. Many dentists either avoid treating these patients or lack the skills needed to do so.

May 8, 2019

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At 25 Years, Marriage Likely Among Longest Between Pair With Down Syndrome

Paul and Kris Scharoun-Deforge first met at a dance for people with disabilities in the 1980s and fell for each other quickly. The couple was married for 25 years when Paul died recently.

May 3, 2019

College Students With Intellectual Disabilities Want Inclusive Graduation

Thousands have signed an online petition supporting students with intellectual disabilities at a postsecondary program who want to be included in their university's commencement ceremonies.

April 30, 2019

Program For Variously-Abled Adults Working To End Social Isolation

Through sessions twice a month, a hangout for those with developmental disabilities — including many with limited communication — is promoting social interaction alongside crafts and games.

April 30, 2019

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With $29 Million In Backing, MIT Launches Down Syndrome Center

A multi-million gift to establish a major new Down syndrome research center is said to be one of the largest ever focused on increasing knowledge of the chromosomal disorder.

March 21, 2019
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Teacher Strike Especially Tough On Students In Special Education

With teachers in one of the nation's largest school districts picketing, more than 60,000 students with special needs are missing out on far more than academics.

January 22, 2019

Study Pinpoints Down Syndrome Milestones

Individuals with Down syndrome continue to learn new skills well into adulthood, according to a study that's offering a timetable of what to expect from those with the chromosomal disorder.

January 15, 2019

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