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Kids With Down Syndrome

Mom's Powerful Letter Says Doctor Was 'So Very Wrong' About Her Daughter

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents

Florida mom Courtney Williams Baker gathered her thoughts for more than a year, taking time to prepare what she would say to the doctor who recommende...

Family Honors Bus Driver Who Looked Out For Son With Down Syndrome For 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 04.05.2016 | Good News

A small act of kindness had a big impact on a teen with Down syndrome -- and his family. Every morning for 10 years, bus driver Scott Reynolds greeted...

This Mother Of A Child With Down Syndrome Is Changing Beauty Standards

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact

Katie Driscoll, the founder of Changing the Face of Beauty, started a powerful movement in 2012. Inspired by her daughter Grace, who has Down syndrome...

Toyota Mother of Invention Maria Dellapina: A Woman With Vision

Maile Molin | Posted 01.07.2017 | Impact
Maile Molin

Maria was fed up. She knew her designs were correct. But the engineers kept sending them back with scribbles all over them. They didn't see the geni...

48 Parents Of Kids With Down Syndrome Share What They Wish You Knew

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 10.01.2015 | Parents

Along with the changing leaves and the excitement of Halloween, October is special because it's Down Syndrome Awareness Month. There are about 6,000 b...

This Little Girl With Down Syndrome Will Totally Steal Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents

I'd like to introduce you to Ariana, aka "Squishy," the sweet, sassy and seriously adorable 2-year-old that has stolen my heart. From the moment I...

What It's Like To Raise A Daughter With Down Syndrome

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.28.2014 | Arts

This article was originally on Slate. By David Rosenberg Sian Davey, a mother of four, was pregnant with her youngest child when she was told ...

How Strangers Are Giving A Little Girl With Down Syndrome 'A Real Chance In The Real World

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents

Some kids will come up with any excuse to avoid class, but for one little girl, starting school was particularly special. Lily, a 2-year-old diagno...

5 Business Lessons from a Little Boy with Down Syndrome

Brian Ainsley Horn | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Brian Ainsley Horn

Kids can be some of the best teachers, even when it comes to business. My son has been no exception to that rule, despite the fact that he has a learning disability.

Did the TSA Harrass Us Because of Our Special Needs Son?

Marla Murasko | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Marla Murasko

My husband and I have traveled many places with our son, who is 7 years old and diagnosed with Down syndrome. We have traveled through many airports and have always followed the TSA policies. However, on this one particular day, we encountered rude and unpleasant harassment.

The Only Way To See The Truth About My Daughter

Amy Julia Becker | Posted 05.13.2013 | Parents
Amy Julia Becker

To think that a child's life can be summarized by the balance of her flaws and her achievements, with a scorecard at the end that deems her either a burden to our family or a productive citizen within our society, betrays my role as her mother altogether.

What Experts Don't Understand About My Daughter

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents

Written by Cristina Nehring for Slate If you’d told me five years ago that I was soon to bear a disabled child with blood cancer -- for whom I’...

Kids With Down Syndrome Twice As Likely To Be Overweight

Posted 11.15.2012 | Parents

By Kerry Grens NEW YORK | Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:13pm EST (Reuters Health) - More than one in four children with Down syndrome in The Netherlands is o...

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.

The One Thing That Kept A New Mom From Falling Apart

Kelle Hampton | Posted 06.05.2012 | Parents
Kelle Hampton

Although I might not have known it, my heart began its healing process the moment my eyes met Nella's for the first time.