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Marilyn Long, left, helps her brother, Jeff Malanoski

NIH Funding For Down Syndrome Research Balloons

With millions of new dollars for research on Down syndrome, federal officials have effectively doubled their investment in understanding the chromosomal disorder in the last year alone.

September 30, 2019

Hair Salon Styles Itself As Special Needs Specialist

At a new salon serving those with special needs, stylists are expected to be patient and every detail has been considered down to the silent clippers and the wheelchair-friendly carpet.

September 27, 2019

Some In Disability Community Wary Of Advocate’s Campaign For Congress

The former head of the National Down Syndrome Society is facing questions about her time leading the organization as she seeks a U.S. House seat largely based on her record with the group.

September 11, 2019

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Girl With Down Syndrome Comes Home With 6 Bite Marks After First Day Of School

The family of an 8-year-old girl with Down syndrome wants action after she returned home from the first day of classes with six bite marks on her face, arms and legs.

September 10, 2019
Cole Sibus

ABC Set To Premiere Show With Down Syndrome Storyline

A new drama headed to prime-time television this month prominently features a character with Down syndrome.

September 5, 2019

Mom Sought College Program For Son With Down Syndrome, Then Helped Create One

Realizing that there were no university programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities anywhere near her home, one mother set out to establish one.

September 3, 2019

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Parents and kids at Missouri Capitol

More States Requiring Insurers To Cover Developmental Disabilities

After the widespread success of state insurance mandates for autism treatment, a grassroots effort is underway to do the same for other developmental disabilities.

August 26, 2019
"Born This Way"

After 4 Seasons, A&E Pulls Plug On ‘Born This Way’

The end is near for an Emmy-winning television series chronicling the lives of young adults with Down syndrome.

August 23, 2019
The Peanut Butter Falcon

Can An Actor With Down Syndrome Change Hollywood?

Zack Gottsagen, who has Down syndrome, is the improbable star — alongside Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson — of a feature film opening in theaters across the country.

August 13, 2019

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Disability Rights Advocate Launches Campaign For Congress

The former president and CEO of the National Down Syndrome Society is hoping to win a U.S. House seat from Kansas.

July 30, 2019

Cafe Employs, Gives Back To People With Disabilities

Inspired by her 8-year-old who has autism and Down syndrome, a mom recently opened a coffee shop dedicated to accepting everyone, including those with special needs.

July 26, 2019
"Born This Way"

Disability-Focused TV Shows Nominated For Emmys

Two television shows starring individuals with developmental disabilities are each up for multiple Emmy Awards.

July 23, 2019

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