A 6-year-old with Down Syndrome pointed her fingers like a gun at her teacher, prompting officials to call the police, her mother said. Maggie Gaines said in a statement to the school board that the call was unnecessary, as her daughter clearly did not understand the gesture and was not […]
Madeline Stuart, a professional model with Down syndrome, launched her career in 2015 after her post-weight loss photoshoot went viral. Before modelling, Stuart felt “a little bit invisible,” but the catwalk allows her, and people like her, to be seen and accepted, her mum Roseann told Insider at an American […]
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month in the US, and the first week of November is Canadian Down Syndrome Week. The Waterloo Regional Down Syndrome Society, an organisation in Ontario, Canada, publishes an annual photo series to bring awareness to the Down syndrome community. This year’s photos are centered on […]
Shia LaBeouf recently told the UK’s Channel 4 that a costar with Down syndrome saved him after a string of embarrassing incidents culminated in his arrest in July 2017 on charges of disorderly conduct, obstruction, and public drunkenness. LaBeouf stars alongside Zack Gottsagen in “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” a film […]
Evan Clifford, 11, fell asleep on a bus on his way to Quarryville Elementary School, in Quarryville, Pennsylvania, on Monday morning. The driver, a school-appointed bus aide, and school personnel did not see Evan as they cleared the bus at school. Evan woke up after the driver had parked the […]
On Wednesday, Gerber announced it had appointed its first “spokesbaby” with Down syndrome. Some saw the appointment as hypocritical, as the baby food company’s sister company Gerber Life reportedly denies some children with Down syndrome insurance coverage. One Facebook commenter wrote: “So you will use him for his cuteness, but […]
A LuLaRoe seller posted a video online that showed him mocking people with mental disabilities. LuLaRoe released a statement confirming that it would stand by the seller even though the company is a supporter of the National Down Syndrome Society. Customers have spoken out on social media, saying they would […]
Courtney Baker received heartbreaking news...