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Downs Syndrome

We Didn't Run Away

Amy Julia Becker | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
Amy Julia Becker

I didn't want to run away from Penny. I wanted to run away from everyone else.

Lose the Training Wheels: Children With Special Needs Learn to Ride a Bike (and So Much More)

Marynell Henry | Posted 10.29.2012 | Impact
Marynell Henry

Too often we focus on what children with disabilities can't do rather than what they can do. With the proper instruction, support, and encouragement, children with special needs can far exceed the expectations that are set upon them.

Perry Hall High School Shooting Victim Has Down Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.29.2012 | Crime

A teen with Down syndrome who was shot at Perry Hall High School is still listed in critical condition at the hospital. Daniel Borowy, 17, had his ...

Christian Girl With Special Needs Reportedly Arrested For Burning Islamic Text

Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion

A Christian girl with Down's syndrome has been arrested and charged with blasphemy in Pakistan for allegedly burning pages containing Islamic text, th...

Bristol Shares What 'Makes Me Want To Burst Into Tears'

Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

In her latest blog post, Bristol Palin mourns the fetuses that are aborted because they have been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. In the United Stat...

All The Time In The World

Darcie Maranich | Posted 07.14.2012 | Weddings
Darcie Maranich

Four and a half months after his sudden deployment, Jeff was sent home. The girls and I made T-shirts with catchy slogans: Welcome Home Baghdaddy; Glad You're Back from Iraq.

Jane Lynch on 'Glee' Character's Pregnancy

Posted 05.04.2012 | Fifty

"You think that's hard? Try having a baby at 51, that's hard!" That may be something Sue Sylvester, Jane Lynch's acid-tongued cheerleading coach on...

Factory Survives Recession By Putting The 'Able' Back In Disabled

Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact

Habitat International Inc. has won plenty of awards, not for what it makes but for what it promotes -- employment for the disabled and disadvantaged. ...

Cuba Can Rehabilitate President's Progressive Cred

John McAuliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John McAuliff

There is no doubt that Obama has lots of potential to use executive authority on behalf of bringing broadly supported rationality to US relations with Cuba, beginning with authorization of non-tourist travel.

720 Saturdays and a Silver Dollar

Kari Stoever | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Stoever

The word "serendipity" comes from the Persian fairy tale "The Three Princes of Serendip," whose heroes "were always making discoveries, by accidents a...

A Mother Holding On To Allah in Trying Times

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

Ara loves her daughter despite her limitations. But people's reaction towards Khan ever since she was born has only led her to despair. One relative, perhaps in sympathy, asked her: What have you done to deserve this calamity?

Short Film Documentary Jacob's Turn Shines a Field of Dreams Spotlight on Down Syndrome

Jonathan Widran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Widran

At its heart, Jacob's Turn is designed to inspire -- to let special needs children know that the unique challenges they face need not limit the potential to achieve dreams, even small ones that start on a baseball field.

Tribeca Film Festival Winner: Monica and David

Linda Hassler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Linda Hassler

Tribeca's jurors surprised a trio of family members with the Best Documentary Feature award for their film Monica and David.

Fighting to erase the "R" Word

The Towerlight | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Rianna Stokes, a Towson junior, is doing her part to promote the pledge, "Spread the Word to End the Word" sponsored by Special Olympics and Best Budd...

Sarah and Bristol Palin Should be Grateful to 'The Family Guy'

Ellen Seidman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ellen Seidman

OK, Sarah Palin. I cheered you on when you reamed Rahm Emanuel for using the "r" word, but your knee-jerk reaction to the recent "Family Guy" episode is just plain sad -- and completely misguided.

Be Beautiful Be Yourself

Sandy Grason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sandy Grason

This Saturday night over 1200 people will gather in Denver to celebrate an event called "Be Beautiful Be Yourself Jet Set Fashion Show" billed as the ...