Down Syndrome

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...

A Nepali Mother and Her Child in the World of Down syndrome in Wales

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

Since 2007 Puspa Shahi has lived in the UK presently in Wales in an army accommodation with her husband, Mr Kaushal, a Gurkha and two young children. The Nepali community in her area is quite close.

I Wouldn't Swap Our Family for the World

Caroline White | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline White

24 hours after a birth fraught with complications, we were told that the medical professionals thought Seb had Down's syndrome. What should have been the happiest day of my life was the worst. For Simon, my husband, it was very different. He accepted the diagnosis from day one and through all my tears and heartbreak he constantly reassured me that we would cope.

I Am an Actress - I Also Happen to Have Down's Syndrome

Sarah Gordy | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Gordy

My name is Sarah Gordy and I am an actress. I also happen to have Down's syndrome.I was in the show called Upstairs Downstairs, which I loved. It was a drama series on BBC One and it was on from 2010 to 2012. After the series I got to appear on TV chat shows and talk to newspapers in the UK.

A Mother and Her Child in the World of Down Syndrome in Nepal

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

The most common type of Down Syndrome is called Trisomy 21, which accounts for about 95% of people affected. Ashish has a less common type, known as Mosaic, which is a milder form of Down Syndrome enabling him to function at a much higher level.

We're All Different - Get Over It

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK
Dr Simon Duffy

Yesterday was World Down Syndrome Day, a celebration of the lives of people who have Down syndrome. Down syndrome is a genetic condition called a trisomy, where someone is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21 (three instead of the normal two). You may not think that there is a point to celebrating the lives of people with a genetic condition - but you'd be wrong.

Jimmy Carr Blasted Over Down's Syndrome Joke

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Comedy

"Jimmy Carr blasted over..." is not an especially new headline, we know. Whether it's car crash jokes or 9/11 gags, the comic doesn't often shy away f...

How to be Cool ... and Other Myths.

Martin Treanor | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

It can arguably be said that before the 1950s men were suave and debonair, and women delightful - a tentative balance, whereby everyone knew their pla...