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New TV Series Spotlights Entrepreneurs With Disabilities

The production company behind reality shows like "Keeping up with the Kardashians" and "Born This Way" is set to debut a new series following four entrepreneurs with various disabilities.

August 16, 2021

Jury Awards $125 Million To Former Walmart Employee With Down Syndrome

Walmart has been ordered to pay a former employee with Down syndrome over $125 million after a jury found that the retailer failed to provide her with appropriate disability accommodations.

July 19, 2021
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ESPN To Honor Athlete With Down Syndrome

A triathlete who became the first Ironman with Down syndrome will receive a prestigious award from ESPN on national television.

June 29, 2021

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Golfer Becomes First With Down Syndrome To Compete In College Championship

A 22-year-old from Arizona became the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a college championship event when she teed off earlier this week.

May 12, 2021
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For Medically Vulnerable, Vaccine Brings Relief After Search For Access

As vaccine access has expanded for medically vulnerable people, many have expressed hope and relief for a more normal life after what they described as an often frustrating search for shots.

March 16, 2021
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Push Is On For States To Ban Organ Transplant Discrimination

States are passing laws that would prevent people with Down syndrome, autism and other disabilities from being denied transplants solely because of their conditions.

March 9, 2021

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Lack Of Virus Data On People With Intellectual Disabilities ‘Comes With A Body Count’

People with IDD are more vulnerable to COVID-19. But a lack of federal tracking means no one knows how many of these individuals in group housing have fallen ill or died from the virus.

March 3, 2021
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Biobank Poised To Transform Down Syndrome Research

A first-of-its-kind effort is underway to collect biological samples from people with Down syndrome in a bid to improve care and outcomes for those with chromosomal disorder.

February 26, 2021

On Zoom, Comedy Offers A Way To Teach Life Skills To Those With Down Syndrome

When the pandemic forced local improv classes for individuals with Down syndrome onto Zoom, the idea took off, growing to dozens of sessions each week with participants from all 50 states.

January 27, 2021

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CDC Adds Down Syndrome To COVID-19 ‘Increased Risk’ List

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is acknowledging for the first time that COVID-19 poses an especially high risk for people with Down syndrome.

January 7, 2021

With Cherished Event Canceled, Friends Bring Parade To Teen With Down Syndrome

For one teen with Down syndrome, his town's holiday parade is a highlight. Crushed that it was canceled this year, friends stepped up to bring a special parade — complete with Santa — to him.

December 11, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Takes Toll On Disability Community

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been especially vulnerable to the social and emotional upheaval brought on by the pandemic and they face heightened health risks too.

December 9, 2020

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