Downs Syndrome

Mum Overwhelmed When Son With Down's Syndrome Captures 'Guardian Angel' In Photo

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mum was overwhelmed with joy when her son with Down’s syndrome captured a photo of his “guardian angel” while on a flight. Kerri Liles, a pho...

The Max Factor - Celebrating My Son Maxwell's Third Birthday On World Down Syndrome Day

Molly Macleod | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Parents
Molly Macleod

Will he be isolated, with no friends because he can't talk to them the way they talk to each other? Will his needs be overlooked when he is in the care of others because they can't understand what he is trying to say through signing? How will he find his place in the world and will his voice ever really be heard and valued?

Couple With Down's Syndrome Who Were 'Banned From Kissing' Get Engaged On 'This Morning'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A man with Down’s syndrome has melted hearts around the world by proposing to his girlfriend on ITV’s ‘This Morning’. Niki Wyatt had previous...

It's Important That People With A Learning Disability Are Seen On Our Screens And On Stage - Simply Because We Exist

Sarah Gordy | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Gordy

Things have improved and I've been lucky enough to be involved in some big steps forward. I was the first actor with a learning disability to play a character without a disability on stage, a big moment for the learning disability community of actors. It's these opportunities that keeps me going.

I'm Getting Married This Year But Many People With A Learning Disability Will Never Get The Chance

Lorainne Bellamy | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lorainne Bellamy

Being with Glenn means that he loves me for me - he knows I have a learning disability but he doesn't care, he sees past it. It makes me feel safe, he's caring, he understands me, if I have a problem we discuss it. When we go out, he's always holding my hand, that's what I really like about him.

Madeline Stuart, Model With Down's Syndrome, Debuts Her Own Clothing Line At NYFW

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Style

Madeline Stuart launched her first ever clothing line at New York Fashion Week on Sunday 12 February. The 20-year-old model, who has Down’s syndrome...

Photo Of Couple With Down's Syndrome Before Prom Is Melting Hearts Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A photograph of a young man and his prom date has gone viral for all of the right reasons. The photo, which was shared by Twitter user Jigg, shows Ju...

Toddler With Down's Syndrome Gets Modelling Job After Being Rejected

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents

A toddler with Down’s syndrome has been featured in a Christmas advert, after he was initially rejected by a modelling agency because of his appeara...

How Other Parents Helped Me Realise A Learning Disability Is Nothing To Fear - In Fact, It's Brought Joy I Could Never Have Imagined

Tom Bachofner | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents
Tom Bachofner

When we were first given the diagnosis, I remember going through lots of outdated, clinical information we'd found online, but what I desperately wanted to know was how the day-to-day looked, raising a child with a learning disability.

People With Down's Syndrome Answer The Questions You've Always Wanted To Ask About The Condition

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People with Down’s syndrome are breaking down misconceptions around the condition by answering the most common questions people ask Google. The vid...

McDonald's Employee With Down's Syndrome Celebrates 30th Work Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A man with Down’s syndrome is celebrating 30 years of working at McDonald’s. Russell O’Grady was 18 years old when he went on work experience at...

Mum Photographs Kids With Down's Syndrome Once A Year For Heartwarming Reason

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has created a photo series to challenge negative perceptions of children with Down’s syndrome. Julie Willson, from New Jersey, US, said she...

This Statistic Shows We Have A Long Way To Go When It Comes To Learning Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK

Just 30% of people would feel comfortable sitting next to someone with a mild learning disability, new research has revealed. As part of their Here I ...

Watch And Learn - People With Learning Disabilities Leading The Way

Beth Britton | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

When I first began working as a dementia consultant for MacIntyre in 2013, I was struck by how their learning disability services encourage the people they are supporting to be front and centre in their work.

Life Isn't That Black And White

Laura Moore | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Moore

Last nights BBC2 documentary 'A World Without Down's Syndrome?' has already raised a lot of questions before it was even aired and although my son doesn't have Downs syndrome it is still something which affected me during my pregnancy and the issues surrounding it continue to affect me today.

Living With Mosaic Down's Syndrome

Dr Joanna Mitchell | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Joanna Mitchell

We eat cake and drink tea and I feel strangely at ease with this person who I have not seen for 25 years. What a life, what a trooper. She's worked hard to overcome stigma, to get ahead, to bounce back and to be who she is, who she really is.

Sally Phillips' Documentary On Down's Syndrome Sparks Abortion And Screening Debate

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sally Phillips’ documentary about Down’s syndrome has sparked intense debate. ‘A World Without Down’s Syndrome’, which aired on 5 October, s...

The Pre-Natal Screening Debate Requires An Updated Perspective

Jamie McCallum | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Parents
Jamie McCallum

What is true, is that when you provide absolute clarity to expectant mothers on one hand, whilst allowing ignorance to prevail on the other, the outcome is guaranteed because the game is rigged one-way.

Sally Phillips Explores Why The Down's Syndrome Is Viewed As 'So Dreadful'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sally Phillips’ son Olly is just like any kid. He likes ice cream and Barcelona football club. He’s energetic, loves to laugh and can often be fou...

But Think About The Siblings - Screening For Down's Syndrome

Beckie Saunders | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Parents
Beckie Saunders

There will always be room for Alice in our home if she wants to come and stay for a while or live with us longer term. The same offer will be open to my younger brother if he wants to base himself with us and we'll always come to the aid of my sister and her husband if they need us.

They're Not All Like Her You Know...

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Parents
Hayley Goleniowska

'They', a sub set, a type that is expected to be a certain way, more alike each other than the rest of 'us' or even their own families. 'They' refers to a stereotype that our daughter has just challenged in the mind of the speaker by being herself. Something within has stirred, a deep fear has arisen, an uncomfortable ignorance of 'them'.

Sally Phillips On The Pressure To Abort Babies With Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Parents

Sally Phillips has claimed pregnant women come under pressure to abort babies with Down’s syndrome. The ‘Bridget Jones Baby’ actress and mum-of-...

McDonald's Throws Huge Retirement Party For Employee With Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

After 32 years of working in McDonalds, Freia David decided it was time to retire. So to thank her for all her hard work, the fast food chain threw Da...

Woman With Down's Syndrome Defies All Odds To Celebrate 75th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Frances Gillett, who is believed to be the oldest woman in the world with Down’s syndrome, has just celebrated her 75th birthday. Gillett celebrated...

Kids' Brilliant Plan To Ensure Friend With Down's Syndrome Won The Race

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Parents

A group of schoolchildren hatched a clever plan to ensure their friend with Down’s syndrome would win a race during sports day. The pupils, from Chr...