down syndrome

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Including My Son Should Not Be Considered A Heroic Act

As the mother to a 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome, I constantly search for and even engineer environments where my son is welcome.

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Ditching The R Word Forever; You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

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Meet Katie Meade: The First Beauty Spokesmodel With Down Syndrome

Kathryn Meade is what we might call a badass. Athlete, non-profit global ambassador, public speaker, and now, the new face of Beauty & Pin-up hair care products. Also? Katie has Down Syndrome.


Fatal Brain Candy: How Prescription Pills Almost Killed Me

Six months after my first benzodiazepine prescription, I was in a personal tsunami, a surge of water so deep I could barely see.


How One Woman Found Her Way Out Of Down Syndrome Isolation Through Art

Judith Scott remained nearly deaf and completely non-verbal her entire life. Her powerful art is currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum.