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Residential Facility Accused Of Abuse, Neglect

People with intellectual disabilities from 31 states living at a residential facility are "at risk of serious injury, death, psychological harm and trauma," an advocacy group report finds.

October 31, 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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Manager Accused Of Forcing Man With Intellectual Disability To Work

A restaurant manager is accused of using force, restraint and coercion, among other means, to compel a man with intellectual disability to work as a buffet cook for more than five years.

October 17, 2017
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

Group Home Evicts Man With Special Needs For Using Medical Marijuana

A 34-year-old was abruptly evicted from a group home after his doctor recommended medical marijuana to treat his seizures. With no place to go, he landed in a hospital emergency room.

September 26, 2017

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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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