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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

Meet The Man Who Stands On Corners, Tirelessly Advocating For Disability Rights

Teased for his intellectual disabilities since he was young, Bill Byrne decided to stand up and spend his life fighting back, educating the public and advocating for the rights of those like him.

August 22, 2023
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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

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CDC Finds ‘Significant Increase’ In Kids With Developmental Disabilities

The number of children with developmental disabilities is on the rise with new data showing that nearly 1 in 11 kids are diagnosed with autism, intellectual disability or developmental delay.

July 17, 2023
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Delayed By World Events, Special Olympics Resumes Global Competition

For the first time in years, thousands of athletes with developmental disabilities from around the world will come together to compete in swimming, gymnastics, tennis and much more.

June 16, 2023
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Topgolf Will Be An Official, Medaled Event In The Special Olympics

Beginning in 2024, local organizing committees for any Special Olympics event worldwide will have the option to include Topgolf as a global medaled event.

April 25, 2023

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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
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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
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Study Finds Psychiatry Training On Developmental Disabilities ‘Insufficient’

Psychiatrists are often some of the main providers of care for people with autism and intellectual disability, but new research finds that many have little training to serve this population.

March 13, 2023

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Movie Starring Actors With Disabilities Set For Nationwide Release

Woody Harrelson stars alongside 10 actors with developmental disabilities in a new comedy that's headed to theaters.

February 28, 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

Unified Sports Build Bonds That Break Down Barriers

Players, coaches and parents say that unified sports — where students with and without intellectual disabilities play together — have changed their schools, and their lives.

February 7, 2023

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