Downs Syndrome News
- June 23, 2020School Cites Legal Reasons For Omitting Students With Special Needs From Yearbook
After taking heat on social media when students in a transition program were left out of a high school yearbook, school officials are blaming privacy laws.
- June 19, 2020Couple Stole Up To $160,000 From Down Syndrome Group, Police Say
A couple allegedly used their leadership roles at a local Down syndrome group to steal as much as $160,000 to purchase airline tickets, gift cards, jewelry and remodel their home.
- June 9, 2020Couple Prove Down Syndrome, Autism No Barrier To Marriage
She has Down syndrome. He has autism. Together they have 10 years of wedded bliss.
- June 8, 2020People With Developmental Disabilities More Likely To Die From COVID-19
A new study is offering some of the first details about how the coronavirus is impacting people with developmental disabilities and the picture is not pretty.
- June 1, 2020TV Shows Starring Actors With Developmental Disabilities Set To Return
Television network executives say they will bring back two shows that prominently feature actors who have developmental disabilities.
- May 12, 2020DSPs Worry About Protective Equipment, Changed Routines
Agencies that serve individuals with disabilities are facing numerous challenges keeping residents and staff safe from COVID-19 while dealing with lost routines and isolation.
- May 8, 2020Hospital No-Visitor Policies Endanger People With Disabilities, Advocates Say
Disability advocates are alarmed that no-visitor policies are forcing people with developmental disabilities — including those who are nonverbal — to go it alone at hospitals across the nation.
- April 17, 2020Providers Want To Protect Clients With Disabilities. Nobody’s Telling Them How.
Even in a state considered one of the best at serving people with intellectual disabilities, families and providers said they have received almost no guidance on how to respond to COVID-19.
- April 14, 2020Grocery Employee With Down Syndrome Wants To Do More Amid Pandemic
Steven Eull has been working jobs at both Hy-Vee and Target through the COVID-19 outbreak, but he doesn't feel like he's doing enough so he decided to donate the contents of his piggy bank.
- April 3, 2020For Those With Special Needs, Social Distancing Presents Hurdles
The practice of social distancing can be hard for many with disabilities to understand and it conflicts with decades-long efforts to fully include this population in their communities.