down syndrome - Latest News
Mar 9, 2018 - 10:30 am .- The states of Utah and Pennsylvania are considering legislation that would ban abortions solely due to a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis, in an effort to protect babies with disabilities from discrimination.
Feb 2, 2018 - 03:47 pm .- Students with Down syndrome study Latin and logic alongside their classmates at Immaculata Classical Academy, a Catholic school in Louisville, Ky., that integrates students with special needs into each of their pre-K through 12 classrooms.
Jan 18, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- Karen Gaffney has swum the English Channel, is the president of a global non-profit, and has an honorary doctorate.  She’ll share her story in Los Angeles this Saturday, at an annual event designed to celebrate human dignity.
Dec 14, 2017 - 03:00 pm .- On Friday, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a bill that will penalize doctors who perform abortions, if the abortion is chosen “in whole or in part,” because the unborn child has received a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
Oct 26, 2017 - 03:01 am .- In her own words, Bridget Brown is “a self-advocate, an inclusion advocate, an actress… and a young woman with Down syndrome.” She also loves her life and wants others to know that each and every person is precious.  
Sep 26, 2017 - 05:08 pm .- An Ohio bill hopes to stop abortions undertaken solely because an unborn child has Down syndrome.  
Aug 17, 2017 - 03:08 am .- On Sundays, Felipe Pereira is full of enthusiasm. That’s because on Sundays, the 21-year-old goes to Paradise Beach to enjoy the sea along with his friends and to learn how to surf.
Aug 16, 2017 - 03:22 am .- A recent article from CBS News proclaims that “few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.”
Mar 21, 2017 - 03:19 pm .- A recent video ad released by the Down Federation seeks to increase awareness of persons with Down syndrome.
Mar 21, 2017 - 11:32 am .- Mateo studied baking and Leandro pastry making. Franco and Mauricio wanted to be waiters. These overlapping interests led the four friends with Down syndrome to start a successful pizza service in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Jan 26, 2017 - 04:05 pm .- Meet Collette: a talented young baker from the Boston area, who has been working on her own original cookie recipes since 2011. She is also a young woman with Down Syndrome.
Nov 23, 2016 - 02:23 pm .- A French court has drawn international backlash for ruling that a popular video showing happy children with Down syndrome was “inappropriate” for French television.
Jul 7, 2016 - 03:02 am .- On July 1, Kara Jackson crossed the 40th state off her list.
Dec 10, 2015 - 02:50 pm .- The Jerome Lejeune Foundation is opening its doors in Spain to support research and further study of Down syndrome and bioethics to promote better care for those who are living with the condition as well as their families.
Mar 24, 2015 - 09:31 pm .- When his son fell eight feet into a septic tank while working on their family farm in Virginia, Thomas S. Vander Woude didn't think twice about trying to save him.
Jan 20, 2015 - 05:02 pm .- Special needs children can bring joy, grace and a potential to thrive in the workplace in a way that parents may never have foreseen – says a former CEO and senate candidate who gave her personal witness to this at a pro-life event on Tuesday.
Aug 23, 2014 - 05:01 am .- Advocates of those with Down syndrome have strongly criticized prominent atheist Richard Dawkins’ suggestions that it would be immoral not to abort a child diagnosed with the condition.
Aug 7, 2014 - 05:17 pm .- Advocates for those with Down syndrome are appalled and grieved by the reported abandonment of a baby who had been diagnosed with the genetic condition.
Jul 8, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- A new study examines society’s response to Down syndrome and offers recommendations, particularly education in the medical field, to improve the lives of individuals with the genetic condition.
Aug 9, 2013 - 12:16 pm .- The pro-life group ArgentinosAlerta has warned that a new test to detect Down Syndrome in unborn children after nine weeks of pregnancy could lead to an increase in abortions in the country.