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#Down syndrome

# down-syndrome - Monday 7 October, 2019

Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases

The scheme provides funding towards extra schooling in July for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or severe learning disability.

# down-syndrome - Monday 9 September, 2019

'People with intellectual disabilities were made feel their stories weren’t as valuable as the next person's'

Mark Smith, who has Down Syndrome is performing in a new show about his life, written by Shaun Dunne.

# down-syndrome - Monday 20 May, 2019

Refusal to allow child with 'complex educational needs' attend school during summer challenged in High Court

The action has been taken on behalf of a six-year-old boy who has Down Syndrome.

# down-syndrome - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Here's why some people are deliberately wearing odd socks today

Attitudes towards Down syndrome have changed over the decades and new campaigns launched today show how.

# down-syndrome - Friday 3 August, 2018

Swedish police probed for killing man with Down Syndrome who had a toy gun

Eric Torell was shot dead by a police patrol in the residential neighbourhood of Vasastan.

# down-syndrome - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

FactCheck: Has the story of a baby born alive during abortion in Poland opened a debate there? has republished a post from March of two years ago in this last week of the Irish referendum campaign.

# down-syndrome - Sunday 4 February, 2018

FactCheck: Are 90% of babies with Down syndrome in Britain aborted?

We take a look at a claim in a poster used in a new campaign by Save the 8th.

# down-syndrome - Thursday 25 January, 2018

'It breaks my heart that my daughter might think she only exists because terminations were forbidden'

Darach Ó Séaghdha says the Eighth Amendment did not save his daughter’s life and people with Down Syndrome should not be used in the pro-life campaign.

# down-syndrome - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Charity's warning ahead of referendum: 'Stop exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome'

Down Syndrome Ireland said use of images could cause stress for parents.

# down-syndrome - Monday 6 November, 2017

Celebrity nutritionist 'mortified' after using derogatory term for Down syndrome in new book

Dr Libby Weaver said she believed the term “mongolism” was a currently used term.

# down-syndrome - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

In a study of older Irish women with Down Syndrome, almost all had dementia 20 years later

At the end of the long-term study, 97.4% of participants had developed dementia.

# down-syndrome - Thursday 11 May, 2017

HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome

The WRC has ordered the HSE to pay the €52,000 in compensation to the man and provide him with a stable rostered position.

# down-syndrome - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge A mum wrote a moving letter after her son with Down Syndrome was excluded from a party Sawyer

A mum wrote a moving letter after her son with Down Syndrome was excluded from a party

“The only reason why you decided it was OK to not invite my son to your child’s birthday party is because he has Down Syndrome.”

# down-syndrome - Thursday 23 June, 2016

FactCheck: Who got it right in this abortion debate between Ruth Coppinger and Cora Sherlock?’s FactCheck attempts to resolve an argument over abortion facts on Tonight with Vincent Browne last night.

# down-syndrome - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Man who raped two children - one who has Down syndrome - sentenced to 6 years

The 18-year-old man pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to four counts of rape, one count of threatening to kill and one count of sexual assault.

# down-syndrome - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Watch: Actors with Down syndrome challenge stereotypes with Shakespeare performance Give Me A Fair Chance This post contains videos

Watch: Actors with Down syndrome challenge stereotypes with Shakespeare performance

The group spoke to Channel 4 during rehearsals at London’s Globe Theatre.

# down-syndrome - Friday 26 February, 2016

'This is why my vote is so important to me'

Those with Down Syndrome write about the importance of their vote and why they are engaging in the political system.

# down-syndrome - Monday 18 January, 2016

"I can't go out on my own anymore..." - Victim impact statement of woman with Down syndrome read to court

Faisal Ellahi was found guilty of rape and sexual assault last month.

# down-syndrome - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge Watch Imelda May's amazing dance-off with a Limerick fan who has Down syndrome Moves

# down-syndrome - Friday 18 December, 2015

"Absolutely correct" - Man found guilty of raping woman with Down syndrome

The judge said the man’s claims that the woman had consented to the acts was “absolutely ludicrous”.

# down-syndrome - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Rape trial hears from accused who claims woman with Down syndrome enjoyed sexual activity

The Pakistani man also said that in his country people with mental disabilities are kept in hospitals or at home.

# down-syndrome - Thursday 15 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge This dad made these adorable photos of his son flying to raise awareness of his condition Dad Of The Year

# down-syndrome - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Outrage after reality TV star says people with Down syndrome 'should be put down'

Police are now investigating her comment.

# down-syndrome - Sunday 30 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge An Irish girl's sweet duet with her little brother is going super viral on Facebook Titanium

An Irish girl's sweet duet with her little brother is going super viral on Facebook

Noah Kirwan, who has Down Syndrome, joined his big sister Leah to cover his favourite song.

# down-syndrome - Monday 17 August, 2015

Model with Down syndrome to take part in New York Fashion Week

Madeline Stuart is having a very successful year.

# down-syndrome - Monday 4 May, 2015

Dozens of motorbikes escort remains of Aidan Lynam home to Dublin

The father of three was killed in a crash yesterday.

# down-syndrome - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

# down-syndrome - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Here's why 'Donate 21' keeps popping up on your Twitter feed Down Syndrome This post contains videos

Here's why 'Donate 21' keeps popping up on your Twitter feed

It’s for a very good cause.

# down-syndrome - Monday 2 March, 2015

Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will represent Finland in the Eurovision

The band was formed at a workshop in 2009 for people with disabilities.

# down-syndrome - Thursday 12 February, 2015

My daughter is clever, funny, and full of life. So why am I so worried about her future?

To live a full adult life and contribute to society, my daughter urgently needs resource hours in school.

# down-syndrome - Thursday 5 February, 2015

18-month-old boy hands in petition with 65,000 signatures to Leinster House

The campaign is about children with serious illnesses.

# down-syndrome - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely

A first of its kind report in the world shows that those with an intellectual disability are less likely to suffer from a heart attack

# down-syndrome - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Student with Down syndrome, Eleanor Murray, celebrates 93% Leaving Cert Applied result

She’s now looking forward to starting a third level course next month.

# down-syndrome - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Opinion: Baby Gammy's sad story shows how much Down syndrome still scares parents

When my baby daughter was diagnosed with Down syndrome, the future seemed terrifying and uncertain. But all I needed was time to adapt.

Father in Thai surrogate case "has child sex convictions"

The couple released a statement to a newspaper saying allegations they abandoned their baby Gammy were false.

# down-syndrome - Friday 1 August, 2014

Parents 'abandoned' baby with Down syndrome born to surrogate

The Australian couple are reported to have had twins through a Thai surrogate.

# down-syndrome - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Opinion: If the HSE doesn't understand Down Syndrome, how can it care for those with it?

Children with special needs are what human beings have always aspired to be – selfless, non-judgemental and kind. But they are also very vulnerable.

# down-syndrome - Friday 16 May, 2014

Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education

We are a society, not a collection of economic units where some of our children can be victimised in the name of “value for money”.

# down-syndrome - Monday 12 May, 2014

Mother was asked by the HSE if her son 'still had Down syndrome'

The card for her four-year-old son was denied.

# down-syndrome - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From The42 Luis Suarez stops for kickabout with young boy with Down Syndrome Nice Gesture

Luis Suarez stops for kickabout with young boy with Down Syndrome

Who says he’s not a good guy…

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