Downs Syndrome

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

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 25.08.2015 | 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 ...

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...

Why 2015's World Down's Syndrome Day Is So Important

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the fact that around 775 babies are born with Down's Syndrome in the UK each year, many people still struggle to understand the condition. ...

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...

15 Things Having a Sibling with a Learning Disability Has Taught Me

Beckie Saunders | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Beckie Saunders

The best time to read is late at night when you ought to be going to sleep. Don't let that stop you though, illicit reading when your parents have told you to turn your light out is the best kind of reading.

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...

Adam Levine Calms Young Starstruck Fan In The Cutest Way

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Maroon 5's Adam Levine made a young fan's dream come true when he invited him backstage to hang out with the band at a recent show. Ten-year-old Ch...

Now It's Time for London Fashion Week to Embrace Disabled Models

Laura Richter | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Richter

Brands entice consumers by selling not just the clothes but the aspirational lifestyle. However, my lifestyle as a disabled woman has never been considered by them, so how am I supposed to form a relationship with a fashion brand the way they want a consumer to?