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 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 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.