Downs Syndrome

A Food Chain of Victimhood: The Metropolitan Police, the Boy With Down's Syndrome and a Feckless Austerity

Karl Davis | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK
Karl Davis

Austerity, and online petitions have much in common. Both are dominant online topics, and both have a polarising effect on opinion as to whether they can ever truly yield successful outcomes. Petitions seem to be becoming the reposte of choice for those affected by the worst effects of austerity, and today I read about a case that exemplifies this brilliantly.

Down's Syndrome Teen Held By Police For 9 Hours After Going To School To Get Favourite Hat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK

A Down's Syndrome teenager, who went to his school on the Bank Holiday to retrieve his favourite hat, was arrested, handcuffed and held for nine hours...

Touching Video To A Worried Mother Sums Up The Individuality Of Down Syndrome Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When a mother-to-be found out her baby would be born with Down Syndrome, she wanted to know what was in store for her. She sent an email to the It...

Ticking Hands of Time and 'Up Down Boy' by Sue Shields

Caroline White | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caroline White

The minute the play started and I set eyes on the main character Matty, I felt a lump in my throat. I have no idea why, but I did. Pride I guess and maybe just an ounce of motherly protectiveness and connection coupled with the vulnerability I see within big, trusting almond shaped eyes.

Jessica Elgot

Down's Syndrome Man Faces Losing Home Amid Budget Cuts | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

David Cameron is set to be confronted by a family of a young disabled man set to be evicted from his home this December because of budget cuts that wi...

Still Learning

Caroline White | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline White

A couple of days ago I was holding my baby daughter in my arms and something happened that literally took my breath away. I glanced down at her and was struck by how much she looked like her oldest brother. Her eldest brother has Down's syndrome.


Caroline White | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline White

Each child is an equal, with their own set of strengths and weaknesses and the best job any parent can do is nurture them as individuals and make sure they are fulfilled, happy, respectful and kind.

The Irony of the Cliche

Caroline White | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline White

It is an overblown cliche that people with Down's syndrome are "loving and giving"... I am the first to harp on about banishing stereotypes and trying to get the message across that people with Down's syndrome are more like their parents and families than they are like each other. We are all individuals and are influenced by our experiences and those around us.

Let the Games Begin...

Caroline White | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Sport
Caroline White

Welcoming 1,700 athletes, from 12 different sports disciplines, into our beautiful city of Bath and seeing the Flame of Hope arrive to mark the start of the Games was really something more than just 'special'.

A Very Special, Special Olympics

Caroline White | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Sport
Caroline White

Tonight is the official opening of the Special Olympics National Summer Games GB, the country's largest sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities, held every four years.

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.

Down's Syndrome Could Be 'Switched Off' Say Scientists

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

A way to "switch off" the genetic defect responsible for Down's syndrome has been developed by scientists. The technique has only been tried on lab...

'Queen' Knights Sick 10-Year-Old For 'Dying Wish'

SWNS | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK

Dame Helen Mirren granted the dying wish of a poorly ten-year-old boy - by dressing up as the Queen and having him round for tea. Brave Oliver Burt...

Taking a Healthy Look "Beyond the Genes"

Tony Lobl | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Over several decades I've found that identifying ourselves in terms of such spiritual qualities can be liberating. It can loosen the grip of the conviction life is primarily shaped by material factors and bring out a sense of health, rather than sickness, being the divine default.

Cinema Boots Down's Syndrome Child Out For 'Laughing Too Loud'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

A mother has complained to Cineworld after her daughter, who has Down's Syndrome, was kicked out of a children's film for laughing too loudly. Ema ...

Down's Boy Seb White Lands Festive M&S Role

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

Seb White, the four-year-old boy with Down's syndrome who starred in Marks and Spencer's Autumn catalogue, will appear in the store's famous Christmas...

It's My Right to Laugh at Offensive Humour

Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Comedy
Sara C Nelson

I respect a person's right to hold any opinion, even if I don't respect the opinion itself. Which means Frankie Boyle's repertoire of jokes about Madeleine McCann, BabyP, Katie Price's disabled son Harvey and children with Down's Syndrome don't send me into paroxysms of rage.

A New Face Of Modelling? Down's Syndrome Boy Fronts M&S Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK

A four-year-old boy with Down's Syndrome has been given a star modelling role in Marks and Spencer's Christmas catalogue after his mother contacted th...

Down's Syndrome Man Sues Over Do-Not-Resuscitate Order

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK

A man with Down's syndrome is suing an NHS trust over a hospital's decision to issue a do-not-resuscitate order - saying he is being discriminated aga...

Girl Arrested In Pakistan For 'Burning Quran' Is 14, Doctors Say

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

A Christian girl detained in Pakistan accused of burning pages of the Quran is 14 years old, and has a mental age of much less, doctors have said. ...

Doctors Examine Pakistani Girl Arrested For Burning Quran

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Doctors have examined a young Christian girl in Pakistan accused of burning pages of the Quran, to establish her age and to determine whether she suff...

Down's Syndrome Girl, 11, 'Arrested On Blasphemy Charge For Burning Quran'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

An 11-year-old girl with Down's Syndrome is being held on blasphemy charges after being accused of burning pages of the Quran as she apparently gather...

Baby With Down's Syndrome Fronts Swimwear Ad

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK

A 10-month-old baby with Down’s syndrome is being used to front an entire advertising campaign for prestigious Spanish swimwear designer Dolores Cor...

One In 50 Babies 'Born With Birth Defect'

PA | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

More than one in 50 babies has a birth defect - almost double the previous estimate, according to the most comprehensive report of its kind. Previo...