down syndrome

Fighting Words

Banning Abortion Does Nothing to Support Kids with Down Syndrome

Proponents of these laws claim they're protecting children like mine, but that’s just not true.
Leesha Thrower
5.16.18
mental health

What to Expect When You Become a Sibling’s Sole Caregiver

One day, I'll be the sole caregiver of my adult sister, who has Down Syndrome.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
4.9.18
Doin It Well

People With Down Syndrome Need Healthy Sex Lives, Too

"Don't give up and keep on trying."
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
1.12.18
rights

Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortions in Cases of Down Syndrome [Updated]

A judge permanently blocked a similar law in Indiana.
Ashley Lyles
11.17.17
10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Person with Down Syndrome

"I would give anything to have a child—even if it had Down syndrome. But I would have to decide that together with my wife, of course."
Johannes Musial
9.21.16
Internet

The Bizarre Trend of Clickbait Websites Lying About Animals with Down Syndrome

Listicles say many animals have Down syndrome, but only primates are known to develop it.
Mitchell Sunderland
5.25.16
Broadly

Meet the Instagram Stars of the Down Syndrome Community

A new generation of social media stars with Down syndrome are coming to prominence online, challenging myths about their condition to thousands of fans.
Emalie Marthe
3.29.16
FIGHTLAND

Why People With Down Syndrome Should Be Allowed to Compete in MMA

Respecting disabled people as human beings with agency sometimes means allowing them to be people in all of the ways that don't necessarily feel comfortable.
Sarah Kurchak
10.15.15
back to school

Kentucky Sorority Accepts First Sister with Down Syndrome

Alexis Cain is Alpha Sigma Alpha's first sorority sister with Down syndrome. She credits her acceptance to her and her new sorority sisters' mutual love for Taylor Swift.
Mitchell Sunderland
8.31.15
Stuff

This Woman Wants to Teach You How to Avoid Getting Shot by the Police

Why are American police officers shooting so many of their suspects? I asked Emily Iland, an advocate for safer police interactions, how we can all learn to better avoid a "stray bullet" from the cops.
Dave Schilling
8.26.14