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"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

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

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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

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

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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
Rosemarie Hughes is photographed with her son, Chris Cook

As Sheltered Workshops Fade, Families Wonder What’s Next

For 25 years, Chris Cook has worked dutifully in a sheltered workshop, but with shifting expectations and new federal regulations, that's come to an end.

July 24, 2017

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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama To Salute Special Olympics Founder

Former first lady Michelle Obama will highlight the work of one of the world's largest organizations for people with intellectual disabilities during a nationally-televised event this week.

July 11, 2017
Forrest Sargent

Fight Over Institution Divides Families

In an age when integration into the community is considered a civil right for people with developmental disabilities, do institutions have a place?

July 10, 2017
Cornerstone Creek

Housing Development For Adults With Disabilities Becomes A Reality

Using a mix of public and private dollars, one mom fueled the development of modern, affordable apartments specifically designed to meet the needs of adults with developmental disabilities.

June 21, 2017

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