Intellectual Disabilities News
- Family Sues After Boy Scouts Strip Badges From Son With Down Syndrome March 20, 2018
A Utah man is suing the Boy Scouts of America after the organization voided every merit badge his son — who has Down syndrome — earned, blocking the teen's path to becoming an Eagle Scout.
- United Airlines To Train Employees On Intellectual Disabilities March 9, 2018
A major U.S. airline is taking steps to improve travel for people with intellectual disabilities while also eyeing other ways to beef up inclusion.
- Can A Man With A Disability Stay In A Marriage He Might Not Understand? March 6, 2018
Amid concerns from the family of a man with intellectual disability, a judge is weighing the questions raised by the man's marriage to a typically-developing spouse who's also his guardian.
- Group Home Troubles Prompt Some To Enter Institutions March 1, 2018
Despite one state's promise to reform group homes, many remain dangerously unprepared to shelter adults with profound disabilities and some people are leaving the community for institutions.
- Their Disabilities Challenge Their Lives, But Not Their Love February 20, 2018
With their wedding planned for this fall, a couple with intellectual disabilities is proving naysayers wrong who doubt that they can have love and a serious relationship like anyone else.
- Boy With Down Syndrome Named Gerber Baby February 7, 2018
In a first, this year's Gerber baby is a young boy with Down syndrome.
- Down Syndrome Reality Show Wins Critics’ Choice Award January 12, 2018
A reality show about the lives of several young adults with Down syndrome is picking up another award.
- When It Comes To Special Ed, Quality Can Depend On Zip Code December 13, 2017
The law says students with disabilities deserve to learn. In some districts, parents say that's not happening.
- Mom, Daughter With Down Syndrome Win $45,000 In Cooking Contest December 8, 2017
A 5-year-old with Down syndrome and her mother will take home thousands after their recipe won an Uncle Ben's cooking contest for school-age children.
- CDC Says Developmental Disabilities Are On The Rise November 29, 2017
An increasing number of American children have developmental disabilities, the federal government says, even as autism and intellectual disability rates remain largely steady.