Downs Syndrome

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 01.08.2016 | 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...

Mum Blogger Writes Emotional Post About How The Word 'Retard' Affects Disabled Families

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has written a blog post reminding people of the impact using the word ‘retard’ as a joke has on disabled families. Parent blogger Constance ...

Mum's Response When Son With Down's Syndrome Was Left Out Of Birthday Party

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mum whose son with Down's syndrome was the only child in his class not to be invited to a birthday party has penned a powerful response on Facebook....

Mum In Tears After Stranger 'Recognised Worth' Of Daughter With Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a touching story of how a stranger left her in tears by "recognising the worth" of her daughter with Down's syndrome. Pam De Almeida,...

Mum Of Daughter With Down's Syndrome Writes Poignant Letter To Doctor

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has written a powerful open letter to the doctor who she claims told her to "abort" her daughter with Down's syndrome. Courtney Williams Bake...

Green Tea Could Improve Brain Function For People With Down's Syndrome, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking green tea may improve some of the intellectual capabilities in people with Down's syndrome, new research suggests. The study found that epiga...

Changing the Game for Players With Down's Syndrome

Cara Jessop | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Tech
Cara Jessop

Our inspiration for making these games is of course our brother Tommy. He was always a pretty good learner, with a fantastic mind for curious facts and ludicrous jokes, but maths was one of the last things to click and we noticed how this impacted on his independence right up to his late twenties.

What Are the Five Essential Qualities of a Campaigner?

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Hayley Goleniowska

The beauty of being an intermittent Radio 4 listener means that I often find the answers to pertinent situations in life precisely when I am not seeki...

Mum Reassures Parents A Down's Syndrome Diagnosis Is Nothing To Fear

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has shared a comforting message to parents-to-be two years after finding out her daughter had Down's syndrome. Cristy Proctor, 40, from Illi...

Midwives Strip Alongside Babies With Down's Syndrome For Charity

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Parents

Two babies with Down's syndrome have been photographed alongside naked midwives for a calender to raise funds for charity. Jo Proud, a midwife who run...

Who Do You See? Challenging Stereotypes

Beckie Saunders | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK
Beckie Saunders

This week is World Down's Syndrome Awareness Week. It's a time to celebrate those we know who have an extra copy of the 21st Chromosome. A time to celebrate diversity. To encourage inclusion. To dispel myths and to educate.

Two Men Share The Story Of Their Friendship For Down's Syndrome Awareness Week

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

World, meet Chris and Rob. The pair met at the football a while back and are now really good friends. Every Thursday they do a 'Gym & Swim' session to...

Mum Invents New Basket Cot To Help Care For Daughter With Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Parents

Any new mother bringing her baby home wants to wrap them up in cotton wool and ensure they're comfortable, safe and loved. But for Sinead Murphy, 37, ...

My Son Maxwell

Molly Macleod | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Parents
Molly Macleod

With a pre-natal diagnosis for Down's syndrome we were expecting Maxwell...or actually, we thought we knew what to expect. The reality of the last two years has probably been as far removed from those early expectations as any of us could imagine.

Dad Embarks On Ambitious Challenge For Toddler With Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Parents

A determined dad has set himself a week-long fitness challenge to raise money for two Down's syndrome charities. Tim Heyes, from Cardiff, is dad to Au...

Fitness Instructor And Man With Down's Syndrome Share Heartwarming Story Of Their Friendship

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People with Down’s syndrome are individuals, with their own strengths, weaknesses, personality traits and interests. Joseph, for example, loves goin...

Best Friends Prove Why Inclusion Is So Important For Kids With Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Parents

The important friendship and inclusion for children with Down's syndrome has been captured in a heartwarming video of two childhood friends. Best frie...

This Advert Wants You To Look At Down's Syndrome Differently

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People with Down's syndrome hope and dream, just like any other person. To emphasise this point, actress Olivia Wilde stars in a new advert created...

10 Things I've Learned About Having A Child With Down's Syndrome

Parentdish UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Parents

Dad-of-two Steve Palmer is not a fan of the word 'inspirational', but his 12-year-old son Stanley, who has Down's Syndrome, is the inspiration behind ...

To The Doctor Who Told Us 'I'm Sorry'

Jodi Parry | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Parents
Jodi Parry

To this day, I would love to ask that doctor, 'what are you sorry for?' There's nothing to be sorry about, it's just a different journey. Our girls bring us so much joy and in September they started at the same mainstream school as their big brother Finlay. Our family feels happy and healthy. So now, four years down the line, if this is our journey then we wouldn't swap our tour guides for the world.

Madeline Stuart Stars In Breathtaking Wedding Shoot

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Style

Madeline Stuart has modelled a series of bridal gowns for a wedding-themed shoot at Rixey Manor, a popular wedding venue in Northern Virginia. Stua...

Dad Shares Powerful Video About 'Amazing' Son Who Has Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Parents

A dad who felt he had "failed" his son for not confronting a stranger about their mistaken beliefs about Down's syndrome, has received global support ...