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Australian School Allegedly Excludes Girl With Down Syndrome From School Dance

Posted by Administrator on 12/11/2013 to Down syndrome

Mum's revenge for disabled girl...
Josie Webster's life "has been more of a dance than most" says her mother, angry at her daughter being snubbed with no invite to the school formal.

How I Told My 7-Year-Old Son He Has Down Syndrome

Posted by Administrator on 12/11/2013 to Down syndrome
Kari Wagnerpeck
As I watched our son from the doorway of the den, I thought, this is the last minute he doesn't know he has Down syndrome. He was watching "The Magic School Bus" and eating waffles.

Musician with Down Syndrome provides inspiration to others

Posted by Administrator on 12/11/2013 to Down syndrome
Sujeet Desai, 32, plays saxophone and six other musical instruments. He has won medals at the World Summer Special Olympics and has traveled the world. He says, “The main thing is not to give up.” Sujeet Desai, 32, plays saxophone and six other musical instruments. He has won medals at the World Summer Special Olympics and has traveled the world. He says, “The main thing is not to give up.”

ABC Hopes to open doors for those with Down syndrome

Posted by Administrator on 12/4/2013 to Down syndrome

Katie Moore, pictured with her brother Chris, was inspired to start the nonprofit organization after growing up in a family that revolved around Chris' needs. She and her father conceptualized and started ABC Hopes in early 2013.

Parents of children with Down syndrome mentor other parents

Posted by Administrator on 12/4/2013 to Down syndrome

"I can't imagine making a decision where he wouldn't be in my life," she said. "There's a misconception that this is going to end your future, end your child's future, end the way you've always envisioned how your life was supposed to go."

Faulty stem cell regulation may contribute to cognitive deficits associated with Down syndrome

Posted by Administrator on 11/20/2013 to Down syndrome

"The learning and physical disabilities that affect people with Down syndrome may be due at least in part to defective stem cell regulation throughout the body, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine."

Supreme Court Told to Uphold 20-Week Ban to Protect Down Syndrome Babies From Abortion

Posted by Administrator on 11/20/2013 to Down syndrome

"The law reflects Arizona’s interest in limiting abortion of pain-capable unborn children, and in protecting the health of women from the exponentially increased risks of late-term abortion."

Boy with Down syndrome saves student

Posted by Administrator on 11/10/2013 to Down syndrome
(Provided Photo/ WLFI)
"A six-year-old boy with Down syndrome is the newest hero in Frankfort for saving a student from choking."

University of Kentucky explores links between Alzheimer's, Down syndrome

Posted by Administrator on 11/10/2013 to Down syndrome

"Donna Wilcock of the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging is the lead investigator on a recently-funded project exploring the links between Alzheimer's disease and Down Syndrome."

Aborting My Baby With Down Syndrome Ruined My Life, Tore Apart My Family

Posted by Administrator on 11/9/2013 to Down syndrome

"Tens of millions of women who have had abortions over the last decades worldwide regret their abortions. Marie Ideson of England is one of them."

Down syndrome Healthcare

Posted by Administrator on 11/9/2013 to Down syndrome

"They’re living longer, healthier lives than ever before … but their healthcare needs aren’t fully understood."

Helping kids with Down’s syndrome to communicate

Posted by Administrator on 11/7/2013 to Down syndrome
Every child and adult with Downs has a right to be understood and be actively involved in society. Picture: Complimentary
"Every child and adult with Downs has a right to be understood and be actively involved in society"

First runner with Down syndrome finishes NYC marathon

Posted by Administrator on 11/5/2013 to Down syndrome

"Jimmy Jenson ran into the history books at the New York City Marathon Sunday, becoming the first person with Down syndrome to complete the famous race."

Glasgow to host World Down Syndrome Congress in 2018

Posted by Administrator on 11/5/2013 to Down syndrome
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)
"Glasgow has been chosen to host the World Down Syndrome Congress in 2018. The event is expected to boost the city’s economy by up to £1.6m. It will be the first time the Congress will have taken place in Scotland."

Judge Invalidates Patent for a Down Syndrome Test

Posted by Administrator on 11/2/2013 to Down syndrome

"The judge, Susan Illston of the United States District Court in Northern California, issued a ruling on Wednesday that the patent was invalid because it covered a natural phenomenon — the presence of DNA from the fetus in the mother’s blood."

Parents of children with Down syndrome mentor other parents

Posted by Administrator on 10/29/2013 to Down syndrome

"An inspiring process to help guide new and expectant Parents of children with Down syndrome"

New insights into Down syndrome at Hub conference

Posted by Administrator on 10/25/2013 to Down syndrome

"The surprising discovery earlier this year that it was possible, in a lab dish, to shut down the extra copy of a chromosome that causes Down syndrome ignited hopes that the technique could one day be developed into a therapy."

Family: Down syndrome son abused at Neptune Beach school

Posted by Administrator on 10/24/2013 to Down syndrome

NEWS UPDATE:  Principal Ronda McDonald was arrested and charged with Child Abuse. Lt. Adam Militello with the Neptune Beach police said she turned herself in Tuesday afternoon.

Up and down for Down syndrome

Posted by Administrator on 10/23/2013 to Down syndrome
Members of the Missouri Lambda chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Northwest Missouri State University are braving the cold this week during their annual teeter-totter marathon to raise money for Down syndrome research. The fundraiser will continue through most of Homecoming week in front of the SPE house on West Ninth Street.
The Missouri Lambda chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Northwest Missouri State University is back on its teeter-totter this week raising money for Down syndrome research.

Woman with Down's syndrome to be paid compensation for illegal detention

Posted by Administrator on 10/23/2013 to Down syndrome
European court of human rights
UK government told to pay £3,730 by European court of human rights for distress caused by hospital holding her for several months

My Brother Had Down Syndrome, Lived 61 Years, and Loved Every Minute of It

Posted by Administrator on 10/22/2013 to Down syndrome

"The doctor said aging is faster for Down’s people than it is for the rest of us and that he was more like a man in his 90′s."

Parents sue deputies in death of man with Down syndrome at Maryland movie theater

Posted by Administrator on 10/21/2013 to Down syndrome

"The parents of a man with Down syndrome on Thursday filed suit against three Maryland sheriff's deputies for causing his "violent, terrifying, and painful death" as they tried to remove him from a movie theater early this year."

The PM as MP: David Cameron meets young man with Down's syndrome in his constituency served an eviction notice because of social care cuts

Posted by Administrator on 10/21/2013 to Down syndrome

"He will see the 'battle' of James Sleight, who risks losing 24-hour care in Witney"

17,983 Abortions of Disabled, Down Syndrome Babies in UK, Parents Face Psychological Fallout

Posted by Administrator on 10/17/2013 to Down syndrome

"The belief that parents and families will be damaged by having a disabled child, and that this damage can be limited through abortion, is almost unquestioned today."