Special Education Young Adults With Down Syndrome Star in New Cable Reality Show
"Born this Way," featuring seven young adults with Down syndrome, premieres at 10 p.m. ET December 8 on the A&E network.
School & District Management Students With Down Syndrome Grow a Community for Research
A federal registry aims to connect students with Down syndrome to each other and to researchers.
Student Well-Being Teenager With Down Syndrome to Play for Harlem Globetrotters
The illustrious basketball career of Kevin Grow added another chapter on Tuesday, as the Harlem Globetrotters announced that the teenager will suit up for the squad next month in Philadelphia as a "three-point specialist."
School & District Management Prenatal Treatment Cuts Learning Deficits in Mice With Down Syndrome
Mice with a Down syndrome-like condition had better memory and learning skills after being treated while still developing in the womb, new research shows.
Special Education Advocates: Uphold Grad. Rate Accountability Under NCLB Waivers
When reviewing some states' waiver applications, the Alliance for Excellent Education found that several of those approved inflate grad rates by combining calculations of the graduation rate that include GEDs with the four-year adjusted cohort rate, use alternative diplomas in their measure of high school completion, omit graduation rate accountability for student subgroups, and use extended-year graduation rates.
Special Education Student-Athlete With Down Syndrome Allowed to Play His Senior Year
Eric Dompierre, a 19-year-old Michigan student-athlete with Down syndrome, will be allowed to participate on his high school's football and basketball teams, the Michigan High School Athletic Association announced today.
Student Well-Being Student-Athlete With Down Syndrome May Retain Athletic Eligibility
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is allowing member schools to vote on on changing the constitution to allow for flexibility with the maximum age requirement, under "narrowly defined circumstances."
Student Well-Being Mich. Student With Down Syndrome Fights for Athletic Eligibility
Michigan's Senate Education Committee unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday urging the Michigan High School Athletic Association to adopt a policy allowing eligibility waivers for students with disabilities in limited circumstances.
Special Education Breakthroughs in Diagnosing, One Day Preventing Autism
A new collection of research makes it possible to diagnose autism in those with Down syndrome, and diagnose autism earlier--and possibly prevent it.
Special Education Student With Disability Eligible for School, but Not Sports
A North Carolina high school student who has Down syndrome is 19, which is too old to play on the school football team, according to state rules. But Brett Bowden can attend school until his 22nd birthday.
Special Education Homecoming Queen with Down Syndrome 'Walking On Air'
And now, time for a purely "good news" story: The Chicago Tribune ran a delightful article a few days ago about a young woman with Down syndrome who was chosen as homecoming queen.