Down Syndrome

It's Immensely Important For Disabled People To See Positive Portrayals Of Themselves In Literature

Asim Mughal | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Parents
Asim Mughal

The only thing I can remember with a disabled character whilst growing up in the 80s was the TV show Ironside, but that was it to be honest. I sadly can't say that much has improved since my childhood to Haider's childhood today. The representation of disability is still not there and, when it is, people are often misrepresented.

"Down Syndrome Is Not What I Am. Just What I Have." Our Campaign Against Stereotypes Of Down Syndrome

Caroline Boudet | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Parents
Caroline Boudet

When you have down syndrome, the first disability you have to face is the way people look at you. It's based on received wisdom, society conveys misleading information about this extra chromosome and what it is supposed to cause

My Son Maxwell

Molly Macleod | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Parents
Molly Macleod

With a pre-natal diagnosis for Down's syndrome we were expecting Maxwell...or actually, we thought we knew what to expect. The reality of the last two years has probably been as far removed from those early expectations as any of us could imagine.

Down's Syndrome Awareness Day 2016

Dr Penelope Law | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Penelope Law

Around one in every 1000 babies born in the UK will have Down's syndrome; there are approximately 40,000 people in the UK with the condition.

Lost in Translation

Christine Elliott | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Elliott

My hope for Down Syndrome Awareness Day March 21 would be the elimination of 'suffer' when referring to Down syndrome such as 'he suffers from Down syndrome'. Most people with Down syndrome are living full happy healthy lives without pain unless they get seriously ill or hurt but having Down syndrome itself is not a life of suffering.

Down Syndrome Test - Measuring the Value of Life

Rachel Wright | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents
Rachel Wright

I can't wait for the day the disability community fights the judgemental, misrepresentation of the media about disability without saying "But my son isn't really that disabled, he can do so much." Because that will mark the day we begin to really challenge public perception.

New DNA Screening For Down's Syndrome Could Soon Be Offered To Pregnant Women

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Parents

Pregnant women could soon be offered a new blood test to find out whether their baby has Down's syndrome. The blood test, which has been trialled...

Girl With Down's Syndrome Saves 3-Year-Old From Drowning

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 12-year-old girl with Down's Syndrome has been praised for saving her three-year-old sister's life after the toddler nearly drowned. Carin Richar...

Model With Down's Syndrome Lands Next Major Modelling Gig

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Style

A woman with Down's Syndrome who became a model after adopting a healthier lifestyle, is now beginning to make waves in the fashion industry. Madel...

Down vs Down's: Could an Apostrophe Divide a Community?

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Parents
Hayley Goleniowska

I've worked to focus others on person first language. Our daughter is, after all, a little girl who has Down's syndrome. She is not a Down's girl, or a Down's. If I'd got that wrong I would have apologised with my hands in the air.

Teens Share Incredible Prom Message To Challenge Down's Syndrome Prejudice

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A high school student and her best friend have spoken out against bullies with an inspiring and heartwarming photo message. Mikenzy Snell and her f...

This Man's Special Proposal Is The Most Romantic Thing You'll See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man with Down's Syndrome has starred in the most heartwarming video you'll see today, presenting his long-term girlfriend Caterina with a key to the...

Man With Down's Syndrome Overwhelmed With Job-Seeking Help After Twitter Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A trained chef who was struggling to find paid work has finally received two job offers since his stepmother Fiona Hodge started a Twitter campaign. ...

Devoted Step-Mum Hopes To Find Work For Step-Son With Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A devoted step-mum has launched a Twitter campaign to find meaningful employment for her step-son Ben, who has Down's Syndrome. Ben, 26, is a train...

Basketball Players Stop Game To Defend Bullied Cheerleader With Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A group of schoolboys at Lincoln Middle School in Kenosha, Wisconsin have hit headlines for a heartwarming display of solidarity with a cheerleader wh...

An 11-Year-Old Boy With Down's Syndrome Just Won Scottish Football's Goal Of The Month

PA | Chris York | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Sport

An 11-year-old Celtic fan has won Scottish football's goal of the month award after a landslide online vote. Jay Beatty, who has Down's Syndrome, r...

This Lady With Down Syndrome Just Made History On The Catwalk...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Actress Jamie Brewer has made history by being the first model with down syndrome to strut her stuff on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week. The A...

Meet The First Model With Down Syndrome To Walk At NYFW

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jamie Brewer is to make fashion history by being the first down syndrome model to walk the catwalk at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) on 12 February. ...

Father Refuses To Give His Baby With Down's Syndrome Up For Adoption

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Like most new fathers, Samuel Forrest was beyond excited meet his son, but he had no idea just how much that first encounter would change his life. ...

Tattooist Has Adorable Way Of Making Woman With Down Syndrome's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Tattoo artist Jason Ward is getting a lot of love on the internet right now because every week he obliges a woman with Down Syndrome's request to have...

Dawkins Apologises After Offending Parents Of Babies With Down Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

Richard Dawkins has issued a half apology after claiming it would be "immoral" to carry on with a pregnancy if the mother knew the foetus had Down Syn...

Parents Of Down's Babies Are Seriously Livid With Richard Dawkins

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

Parents of children with Down's Syndrome have issued a stinging rebuke to Richards Dawkins' assertion that expectant mothers should abort their foetus...

Richard Dawkins Sparks Twitter Debate Over Aborting Down Syndrome Fetuses

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

Richard Dawkins’ brand of strident rationalism has won him many fans, but it can also lead to the occasional tone deaf comment on Twitter, with the ...

Down's Syndrome Test With 99% Accuracy To Be Introduced To The NHS, Say Experts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Leading scientist have given their approval, so that expectant mothers could soon be offered a 99% accurate blood test to determine if their babies ar...

WATCH: Amazing, Tear-Jerking Reaction Of Student With Down Syndrome As He Gets Into College

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Even though we know what the letter says, we still can't help feeling on tenterhooks as 20-year-old Rion Holcombe visibly shakes as he waits to find o...