A&E’s Born This Way: Down syndrome meets The Real World

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at 10 pm on A&E, individuals with Down syndrome break down another barrier: they star in a reality-TV show called Born This Way.  Continue Reading

Rewriting the story of Down syndrome

For many, thanks to deinstitutionalization, education inclusion, and medical treatments, they know a different Down syndrome than others. This new knowledge is rewriting the story of Down syndrome.  Continue Reading

Our story: defying expectations to make a difference

Over the Labor Day Weekend, my kids and I went camping at Lincoln State Park in Southern Indiana. As my daughter walked where Lincoln did, I thought of defying expectations to make a difference.  Continue Reading

Ohio pro-life bill incentivizes Down syndrome selective abortion

The Ohio legislature is considering a bill that would ban an abortion because of a Down syndrome prenatal test result. But, there could be a disturbing unintended consequence if the bill becomes law. Continue Reading

Our story: 10 years after receiving the diagnosis

This past Saturday, we had an opportunity to see what a difference a decade makes from the day you receive the diagnosis that your child has Down syndrome.  Continue Reading

University of Alabama’s RISE program: Roll Tide!

College football is having its first true playoffs. Here's how one of the Final Four schools chose to showcase their university. Continue Reading

What beauty have we missed?

An exhibit in Brooklyn, New York features the work of an artist who was once called "profoundly retarded" but whose work is now considered "genius." Continue Reading

Sting operation raises concerns about Sequenom’s, verifi’s accuracy

In the Fall of 2014, two maternal-fetal medicine specialists ran a sting operation on the non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) labs. Their operation reported embarrassing results for Sequenom and Illumina. Continue Reading

That transforming 21st chromosome

At this week's AUCD conference, I got to see how the 21st chromosome has transformed since 1970. Continue Reading