Menu Skip to content
Search Facebook Twitter

Down Syndrome

Man stands next to two women as they look at display of teas while standing in store

With Job Coach In Tow, He Made His First Real Sale. Then He Called His Mom

Starting a business and going on cold calls can be tough. Angad Sahgal, who has Down syndrome, found it particularly hard, but he also has a family of helpers.

August 29, 2023
Six people with Down syndrome stand in front of blue background

Down Syndrome Dating Show Coming To Netflix

A show following several people with Down syndrome in their quest to find love is set to premiere on Netflix.

August 1, 2023
Two women sit on a trailer

People With Down Syndrome Are Living Longer, But The Health System Still Treats Many As Kids

The median life expectancy for a baby born with Down syndrome jumped from about four years in 1950 to 58 in the 2010s. But now, aging adults with the condition face a health system unprepared for them.

May 24, 2023

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

He Made History As A College Football Player With Down Syndrome. Now, He’s Suing His School

Caden Cox became the first college football player with Down syndrome to score, but now he's alleging that he faced discrimination, assault, retaliation and that administrators failed to protect him.

May 18, 2023
A variety of Barbie dolls shown on white background

Barbie Rolls Out First Doll With Down Syndrome

As part of a push to diversify, a Barbie doll with Down syndrome is hitting the market.

April 26, 2023
Close up of man wearing hat

Actor Is First With Down Syndrome To Star In Disney Film

An actor with Down syndrome is making history by appearing in a leading role alongside Jude Law and other big names in a new version of "Peter Pan" that Disney is releasing this week.

April 25, 2023

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Group of people running

Ironman Adds Intellectual Disability Division

In a move to bolster inclusion, Ironman is giving athletes with intellectual disabilities a new way to compete.

April 14, 2023
Pediatrician stands next to boy sitting on exam table

IDD Training For New Pediatricians Could Be Weakened, Advocates Warn

A proposed update to the requirements for training pediatricians is prompting concerns that future doctors may be less prepared to treat children with developmental disabilities.

April 3, 2023
Men stand on stage holding Oscar trophies

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

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Two men hug while sitting in bedroom

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
Lego Friends displayed on green background

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

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

Sign up today for
the Disability Scoop

Sign up for our newsletter

Get the latest developmental disability news from Disability Scoop sent straight to your inbox.


Get unlimited Disability Scoop access starting at just $5

Join Today