Downs Syndrome

Diversity and Inclusion: Ads That Shape Society

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Style
Hayley Goleniowska

When Natty was about 12 months old, I recall walking past a shop window and seeing a small poster in a shop window with a happy family group advertising snuggly fleeces. The girl in the photo had Down's syndrome. She was about eight years old and gorgeous.

Bethany From 'The Undateables' On The Pressures Of Finding Mr Right

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman with Down's syndrome has opened up on the trials and tribulations of finding love. The 20-year-old, who appears on Channel 4's 'The Undate...

Education and Ethics: Down's Syndrome Testing

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents
Hayley Goleniowska

I hold in my hand a press release from the UK Screening Committee with recommendations for the staged rolling out of the new Non-Invasive Prenatal Tests, or #NIPT. These tests look for a woman's 'risk' factor of having a baby with Down's syndrome, Patau syndrome or Edward's syndrome.

Pregnancy Test To Detect Down's Syndrome One Step Closer To Being On NHS

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

The NHS is one step closer to offering pregnant women, who have an increased chance of having a baby with Down's syndrome, a new test to detect the ge...

Madeline Stuart, Model With Down's Syndrome, Completes Triathlon Like A Boss

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Madeline Stuart has already proven she can kick ass on the catwalk. Now the model, who has Down's Syndrome, has also shown the world she's a force...

Man With Down's Syndrome Achieves Dream Of Becoming A Bodybuilder

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man with Down's syndrome is set to take on the bodybuilding world next weekend, by competing in his first ever competition. After months of rigor...

Teen Model With Down's Syndrome Takes A Stand Against Bullying

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Style

Gigi Cunningham is a 17-year-old model determined to change the face of beauty. The teenager, who was born with Down's syndrome, has revealed she w...

Former Reality Star's Vile Comment About Down's Syndrome Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents

Update: Facebook has confirmed the post by Ursula Presgrave is no longer available and reiterated their community guidelines. Police are reportedl...

'Corrie' Fans Hail Liam's Soap Debut

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Coronation Street’ viewers have given Liam Bairstow a huge thumbs up after the actor, who has Down’s Syndrome, made his soap debut. READ MOR...

Kayla Kosmalski, Model With Down's Syndrome, Rules Gap Catwalk

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Style

Gap Kids made history last week by hiring their first ever model with Down's syndrome. Nine-year-old Kayla Kosmalski joined 13 other children on th...

Madeline Stuart, Model With Down's Syndrome, Will Walk At New York Fashion Week

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Style

Madeline Stuart, the 18-year-old model with Down's syndrome, has just announced she will be walking at this year's New York Fashion Week. The Austr...

Back-To-School Campaign Aims To Change The Face Of Beauty

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Parents

A back-to-school advertising campaign for a children's shoe company has featured a four-year-old girl with Down's syndrome in a bid to challenge what ...

Mum's Pride As Son With Down's Syndrome Hits Catwalk

Caters News Agency | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Parents

A mother was overjoyed as she watched her six-year-old son, who has Down's syndrome, walk the catwalk for the first time, as she says he is breaking s...

Toddler With Down's Syndrome Won't Let Disability Define Him

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Parents

A 20-month-old toddler is melting hearts of parents all over the world thanks to his incredibly happy face and teethy smile. Jack Clayton is the y...

Protesters Call For Frankie Boyle Belfast Gig To Be Axed Over Down's Syndrome Jokes

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

There are mounting calls for Frankie Boyle to be axed as the headline act of an upcoming Belfast festival. Feile an Phobail is an annual community...

Outrage As Down's Syndrome Toddler Is Photographed In Washing Machine 'For A Laugh'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

A mother is facing an outcry after posting a picture of a toddler with Down’s Syndrome shut inside a washing machine on Facebook. Courtney Stewa...

Toddler With Down's Syndrome Set To Become A Model Just Like His Mum

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Parents

An 11-month-old toddler who has Down's syndrome has landed the same modelling agent as his mum after winning over thousands of fans on Instagram. ...

Model With Down's Syndrome, Madeline Stuart, Lands Fitness Wear Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Madeline Stuart is an 18-year-old model with Down's Syndrome and she's just landed herself a fitness wear advertising campaign. The teenager is det...

What It's Like Growing Up If Your Sister Has Down's Syndrome

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Goleniowska

What's amazing is to see the total understanding Mia has for the extra support Natty needs. As Mia says herself "We all need extra help sometimes. I get Mum to help with my homework, Mum sometimes can't open jars, and Dad isn't very good at reaching the back of his head by himself when he shaves his hair."

My Son: My Greatest Teacher

Caroline White | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents
Caroline White

He has shown me what is important in life, I am a better, more open minded person and above all I have come to realise that those hopes and dreams I had before he was born are still the same and, in fact, the same for all of my children.

People With a Learning Disability Aren't From Mars

Sarah Gordy | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Gordy

As an actress with Down's syndrome and a learning disability you could say I'm fairly rare. I've always enjoyed acting and was told I had a strong talent for it at an early age. Some people underestimated me though.

Mum Thanks TK Maxx Employee Who Didn't 'See Any Difference' In Her Son Who Has Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mum's message of thanks to a TK Maxx employee who made her shopping trip "less stressful" with a kind gesture to her son who has Down's syndrome, ha...

What Do We All Contribute to Society?

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents
Hayley Goleniowska

We all contribute to our communities and society in different ways and we all have a place in the world. Some weeks ago, as we spent a good 40 minutes in the waiting room of our local Doctors' Surgery, this was sharply brought into focus for me.

Dear Mum-to-be, Let's Talk about Down's Syndrome

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK
Hayley Goleniowska

I, for one, think the world will be a much less joyful place if we seek to eradicate Down's syndrome. We will lose an honesty, simplicity and beauty that we can ill afford to live without. I will not judge you, whatever path you take, but I know that there is no test for the bright, feisty, gorgeous young lady in our family.

Dad's Photos Of Son Flying Hope To Raise Awareness For Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When photographer Alan Lawrence first learned that his newborn son Wil had Down's Syndrome, he was shocked. "It felt as though he would put limits ...