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Mom, Daughter With Down Syndrome Win $45,000 In Cooking Contest

A 5-year-old with Down syndrome and her mother will take home thousands after their recipe won an Uncle Ben's cooking contest for school-age children.

December 8, 2017

Should A Disability Affect Who Gets Organ Transplants?

At least six states have laws aimed at making sure people cannot be kept off organ-transplant waiting lists solely because of their disability and more legislatures may soon follow suit.

October 25, 2017
Bridget Everett as Karen Best in "Love You More"

Amazon To Pilot Comedy Featuring Actors With Down Syndrome

Amazon is introducing a new half-hour comedy from the creator of "Sex and the City" that features a slew of actors with Down syndrome.

October 24, 2017

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Creative Spirit

Nonprofit Wants To Create 130K Jobs For People With Disabilities

A new effort with the backing of some major names in the advertising industry is launching with an ambitious goal: create 130,000 jobs for people with developmental disabilities by 2020.

September 27, 2017
"Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Takes Home Emmys

A documentary series chronicling the lives of seven young adults with Down syndrome is the winner of multiple Emmy Awards.

September 12, 2017

Model With Down Syndrome Expands Fashion Line

A model with Down syndrome will mark her return to New York Fashion Week with a new apparel collection.

September 5, 2017

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Fate Of Teen With Disability In Limbo As Mom Faces Deportation

Time is running short for a mother who's facing deportation, which would bring an uncertain future for her teenage son with a disability.

September 5, 2017
Mikayla Holmgren, who has Down syndrome

Down Syndrome Prevalence On The Rise

As people with Down syndrome live longer, a new analysis suggests that this population is growing, but that may not hold true for long.

August 31, 2017
"Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Wins New Season

After receiving a half-dozen Emmy nominations, new episodes of a reality show following a group of young people with Down syndrome are on the way.

August 28, 2017

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Teen With Down Syndrome Finds Brotherhood In Former MMA Fighter

Often the underdog during his run as a mixed martial arts fighter, a personal trainer is now helping a teenager with Down syndrome learn what he's capable of.

August 18, 2017
Book club

Book Club Doesn’t Let Disability Get In The Way

Fifteen years ago the idea of creating book clubs for people with developmental disabilities was met with skepticism. But today, chapters are thriving in 34 states and four countries.

August 16, 2017
The Grown-Ups

Down Syndrome Documentary Coming To PBS

Deep questions about independence — or lack thereof — for adults with Down syndrome are at the center of a new film that's set to make its television debut.

August 15, 2017

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