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Downs Syndrome

Q&A With Beth Vrabel About Her Novel "Pack of Dorks"

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 10.07.2014 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

In a starred review, Kirkus Review writes: "Lucy's perfectly feisty narration, the emotionally resonant situations and the importance of the topic all elevate this effort well above the pack." I spoke with Beth Vrabel about "Pack of Dorks."

Archaeologists Find Oldest Known Case Of Down Syndrome

LiveScience | Joseph Castro | Posted 07.10.2014 | Science

The earliest probable case of Down syndrome in the archaeological record comes from a 5- to 7-year-old child who lived in medieval France some 1,500 ...

Photographer Rick Ashley: Altering Perceptions Through Portraiture

Jason Landry | Posted 06.29.2014 | Arts
Jason Landry

What if the reason art is not seen isn't because it's controversial, but because the people that are making these decisions -- the museum and gallery curators, find it distasteful and somewhat tough to look at?

Love Someone and Say It Out Loud

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 05.28.2014 | Good News
Kathleen Buckstaff

What if I did this with my teen-something boys? What if I did this with my best-girlfriends? With my Dad? With his new wife? My mother-in-law? My father-in-law? My 20-something daughter? What if I let myself be bold and open and in love?

WATCH: Mom's Photos Smash Stereotypes Of Down Syndrome

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

When Chicago blogger Katie Driscoll learned that her fetus carried the chromosome for Down syndrome, she quickly realized that unfair stereotypes of t...

The 6-Letter Word Parents Need To Stop Using

www.upworthy.com | Posted 01.05.2014 | Parents

This poem was written for my son....

Why Down Syndrome Doesn't Define My Son

Christie Taylor | Posted 10.18.2013 | TED Weekends
Christie Taylor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhen the lady with the blue folder walked in my room, I instinctively knew that folder she held in her hand was full of definitions, statistics and medical jargon. Wasn't being told your child had Down syndrome enough to process for one day?

How My Children Have Helped Me Become Perfectly Human

Andi Sligh | Posted 12.13.2013 | Parents
Andi Sligh

When I became a mom, I thought my job was to mold and shape my children into their best selves. To my surprise, my children have molded and shaped me.

Don't Expect Much

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Olivia Rosewood

As the parent of a differently abled child, this release of expectation has changed the way I parent, and it has released me from the shackles of expectation -- shackles I didn't even know I had. Every day is a new day, every day is a surprise.

Experimental Down Syndrome Treatment Gets Big Thumbs Up In New Study

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.05.2013 | Science

There's still no cure for Down syndrome, but recent research is raising hopes that drugs can be found to counter the cognitive deficit that characteri...

A World Without Bullies

John M. Simmons | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
John M. Simmons

They wield unprecedented power as their thumbs blaze across screens torturing their victims one electronic letter and picture at a time. Bullies destroy lives and they need to be stopped. I say that, and not without hope. You see, I have found an oasis that is all but free from bullying.

The Moment I Learned My Daughter Had Down Syndrome

Parenting.com | Posted 05.21.2013 | Parents
Parenting.com

My initial fears have been replaced with the glorious reality that having a child with Down syndrome is not the end of the world but rather the beginning of an inspiring experience.

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.