Down Syndrome

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Brooklyn Teacher’s Assistant Accused Of Groping Disabled Girl

A New York City teacher’s assistant was charged this week with groping a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome near the Brooklyn school where he works.


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L.I. ‘Buddy Walk’ Raises Nearly $80K For Down Syndrome

A record crowd turned out Saturday to raise money and awareness for down syndrome.


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Police Find Non-Verbal Woman With Down Syndrome Who Went Missing In Brooklyn

A woman with Down syndrome who went missing over the weekend following a doctor’s appointment in downtown Brooklyn has been found.


Danielle Selig, 44. (Credit DCPI)

Non-Verbal Woman With Down Syndrome Missing From Brooklyn Home

The NYPD has asked the public for help in locating a woman who went missing from Mercy Home, a home that cares for people with developmental disabilities


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Football Manager With Down Syndrome Plays In Game, Scores Big

A high school football team manager with Down syndrome went from the sideline to the spotlight.


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Couple To Sue AA After They Were Denied Flight From Newark With Disabled Son

A California couple with a son with Down Syndrome said they plan to sue American Airlines, after they were denied entrance onto a plane at Newark Liberty Airport on Sunday.


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NY Woman Helping Grant Wishes For People With Down Syndrome Across The Nation

“People aren’t always very kind so I just felt this was one way to honor people with Down syndrome and helping them have something special for themselves,” said Kim Adams.


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Mother Opens Up About Giving Birth To 1 And A Half Pound Baby Girl

Doctors didn’t hold out much hope for Patricia Wipple’s daughter.