down syndrome

  1. Special Needs

    Nonprofit film turns camera on teens with Down syndrome

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    Have you ever looked into the eyes of a teenager with Down syndrome, then listened to — and really understood — what it may feel...
  2. Special Needs

    Today show stirs emotions with prenatal test for Down syndrome

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    The Today show recently featured an expecting couple who shared results after taking the controversial MaterniT21 PLUS prenatal...
  3. Special Needs

    Study seeks experiences with prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome

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    Duke University has launched a study aimed at gathering parents’ experiences with prenatal testing and receiving a prenatal...
  4. Special Needs

    People with disabilities encourage "people-first language"

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    Has political correctness run amok, or should we change the way we talk to better reflect respect for people with disabilities?
  5. Special Needs

    6 Exercises to help kids with Down syndrome learn to walk

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    Children with Down syndrome (Ds) often have a much harder time learning to walk, primarily because of their characteristic low...
  6. Special Needs

    Dolls with Down syndrome characteristics spur questions

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    For centuries, children have played with dolls that continue to take on more detailed, sophisticated appearances. But do “Down...
  7. Special Needs

    Online resources for children with special needs

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    Parents and therapists share their favorite online resources for finding the best tools and toys to help build skills in children...
  8. Kids with Special Needs

    NIH announces registry for individuals with Down syndrome

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    The Down syndrome community is celebrating the recent announcement that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a...
  9. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Prenatal and diagnostic testing: What to know before you test

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    For first-time moms or women who have high-risk pregnancies, the idea of prenatal testing can be scary and overwhelming. Dr. Myra...
  10. Special Needs

    How to talk to your child’s peers about Down syndrome

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    Parents of children with Down syndrome share advice on the pros and cons of addressing disabilities with classmates in an ongoing...
  11. Special Needs

    Don't let special needs diminish Halloween fun

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    This Halloween, it may be easy to huff and puff about a child who just shoved her fist into your candy bowl and walked away without...
  12. Special Needs

    How to make sure your child doesn't become Ann Coulter

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    As the special needs community reacts to Ann Coulter's repeated and intentional use of the "R" word, parents and organizations...
  13. Special Needs

    October is Down syndrome Awareness Month!

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    October is Down syndrome Awareness Month, and here’s a homegrown written-by-mommies list of Down syndrome myths and facts. You might...
  14. Special Needs

    Family takes on airline after alleged discrimination

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    Charging discrimination, the Vanderhorst family is pursuing legal action after American Airlines refused to allow their 16-year-old...
  15. Special Needs

    Dad to Ann Coulter: Apologize!

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    What grows faster than a parent's instinct to protect his son? The social media buzz that follows when he demands an apology from...
  16. Celebrity Gossip

    Wayne Brady's Down syndrome bit is a bad joke, parents say

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    Wayne Brady is quickly losing his reputation as the king of nice comedy, judging from a joke he made at Roseanne Barr's roast. His...
  17. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Mom story: My son with Down syndrome models

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    Amanda Langston has 6-year-old twin boys, Ian and Ryan. Ian is typical and Ryan has Down syndrome. The New Jersey mom says she never...
  18. Celebrity Gossip

    Ricky Gervais apologizes for Down syndrome tweets

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    Ricky Gervais has apologized for repeatedly using slurs against people with Down syndrome on his Twitter account.
  19. Celebrity Gossip

    Ricky Gervais under fire after Down syndrome tweet

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    Ricky Gervais is under fire for offensive tweets about Down syndrome. What did he write?
  20. Special Needs

    10 Blogs for special needs parents

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    Connecting with other parents is a great way to feel less alone and more connected. And if you’re the parent of a child with special...