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Kids and Adults with Down Syndrome Belong in the Picture

Parents like us can take credit for the rise in visibility of kids and adults with Down syndrome, both in the public view and in the media.<p>Down syndrome is gaining a new type of visibility as more and more individuals, businesses, and campaigns recognize that this group deserves to be in the …

American Families Adopt 'Unadoptable' Children with Down Syndrome from China

When Desiree White, 38, began looking to adopt a child with Down syndrome from China, she was told that “those children” weren’t available because …

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

"She's just like any other child and is capable of amazing things."<p>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 babies born with Down syndrome ever year in the United States, or about one child …

There’s A Finnish Punk Band Made Up Of Men With Down Syndrome That Is Raising Awareness Of The Condition

It’s official. Finland gets the best bands.<p>Last month, we found out about heavy-metal-dinosaur kids’ band Hevisaurus. Now, we’ve discovered Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät, a punk band made up of men with Down Syndrome.<p>The band was formed in a non-profit workshop in 2009 on guitarist Pertti Kurrika’s …

Man with Down Syndrome Trains to Compete in Bodybuilding Competition: 'It's Always Been My Passion'

Collin Clarke may have Down syndrome, but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his dream of bodybuilding.<p>“It’s always been my passion,” the …

Jason Can’t Count Past 10, but He Has ‘Incredible Wisdom’: Disabled Dad Describes Raising a Son With Down Syndrome

When Tim McGuire was in college, he wrote a paper about what it would be like to find out you were going to have a child with a disability.<p>Being physically disabled himself, McGuire could offer a first-hand perspective about the hardships a parent might envision for such a child. At the time, he …

Problem Solvers help Disney fan with Down syndrome get better tickets

DENVER -- Mary is a 21-year-old with Down syndrome and a huge fan of Disney’s Frozen.<p>When Mary heard some of her favorite characters were heading to …

Texas Family Welcomes Chinese Orphan With Down Syndrome in Emotional Video. Her First Word to Them Is a Tear-Jerker.

Audrey Shook knew she wanted to adopt a child from China before she was even married.<p>She and her husband, her high school sweetheart, put off adoption for a nearly a decade after she got pregnant naturally, KHOU-TV reported. But on Monday, the Texas mother with a heart for special needs kids …

This Little Girl With Down Syndrome Made The Cutest "Dilwale" Dubsmash With Her Dad

*grins forever*

Sian Davey's best photograph – my daughter Alice, who has Down's syndrome

Alice was born with Down’s syndrome, but she is no different to any other little girl. She feels what we all feel. She needs what you and I need.<p>We hadn’t been planning on another baby, and I was not prepared for how I would respond after Alice was born. She did not feel like my other children, and …

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Madeline Stuart, model with Down syndrome, reflects on her whirlwind year in fashion - TODAY.com

<i>It’s been a big year for Madeline Stuart, the 19-year-old model from Queensland, Australia, who’s been busy proving that one look doesn’t fit all in the fashion world.</i><p><i>She’s walked in multiple runway shows — including for New York Fashion Week — and done photo shoots for leading women’s magazines.</i> …

The Best Toys for Kids With Down Syndrome

We've found some of the most engaging playthings for children with Down syndrome.<p>"What makes a good toy for children with Down syndrome is often the same as what makes a good toy for any child," notes Emily Jean Davidson, M.D., clinical director of the Down Syndrome Program at Boston Children's …

Research traces cause of organ dysfunction in Down syndrome

While most Down syndrome research has focused on the brain, a new report by Johns Hopkins University biologists uncovers how the disorder hampers a …

'Over My Dead Body' – Sarah Palin Throws Down the Gauntlet with ISIS After Group Allegedly Targeted Babies with Down Syndrome

Sarah Palin is speaking out after Iraqi activists claimed on Sunday that ISIS followers have been authorized to kill newborn babies with Down …

Photographer Turns Classic Paintings Into Breathtaking Photographs Featuring Children with Down Syndrome

Born with Down syndrome, the quiet boy who lived next door to Soela Zani in 1988 had never spoken and rarely went outside because his family was …

What This Tattoo Artist Does for This Young Woman With Down Syndrome Is Heartwarming

Suzie Barry had an unusual request, but tattoo artist Jason Ward was happy to oblige.<p>Suzie Barry gave tattoo artist Jason Ward an odd request the first time she walked into his shop:She wanted him to put on her temporary tattoos [via the <i>New Zealand Herald</i>. Ward put on gloves, just like he would for …

Loving Dad Helps Son with Down Syndrome Continue to Fly in Uplifting Photos

Art director Alan Lawrence is paying tribute to Down Syndrome Awareness Month by giving his son Wil more opportunities to fly. The dedicated dad first began the uplifting <i>Wil Can Fly</i> series by photoshopping his son in a variety of scenes, so that it looks as though he's soaring above the earth. “As …

Meet the First Down Syndrome Model to Be Signed to a Beauty Label

Looking at model Madeline Stuart, you probably notice her long mane of red hair, her freckles, and her gorgeous blue eyes. But what you may or may not see right away is that she has Down syndrome. After overcoming her lifelong weight-loss struggle, Maddy decided to pursue a career that highlights …

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PHOTOS: In Romania, Santa Steps In To Help Fight Stigma Of Down Syndrome

Folk costumes, gifts, carol-singing and a visit from the man in red himself: a celebration in Romania last week was rich in Christmas cheer.<p>But it had a serious element as well. The gathering — featuring more than 50 children with Down syndrome and their families — was part of an ongoing project to …

Liam's Cars 1st Birthday Party at Elements, Centris

Jhayden, Chesca, and Mavis - A Big Hero 6 triple Celebration

Gian's 7th Birthday Highlights

Bituin at 1 - Little Twin Stars Party

Jaydee's 1st Birthday Slideshow - Nautical Theme

Javi's Carnival 1st Birthday at Greenhills West Clubhouse

Paige's Disney Princess 1st Birthday Party at Cafe Lidia

Elisha's Pixie Forest 1st Birthday Party at La Piazza - Rio Jones Photography

The Palms Country Club, Alabang - Superheroes

Nikki @ 18 - Princeton Residences SM

Jamari Races at 8