Downs Syndrome

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 ...

Mum Asks Why Son With Down's Syndrome Can't Model For Big Brands

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has written an emotional Facebook post questioning why her son with Down's syndrome can't model for mainstream brands. Anita Killick, 43, fr...

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...