Surrogate Mom Who Kept Baby with Down Syndrome Says Toddler Is Hitting Milestones
April 19, 2016
ABC News consulted Global Down Syndrome Foundation President and CEO Michelle Sie Whitten about the stigmas baby Delaney and other people with DS face, the achievements of the DS community, and the need for continued advocacy and inclusion.
Why We Should All Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day
March 21, 2016
“While it is important to celebrate all the things that people with Down syndrome can do and how similar they are to others, I would argue it is equally important to acknowledge the ongoing fight against discrimination that their differences evoke.”
– Joaquín Espinosa, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Associate Director for Science, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome
Governor, Rep. Coffman Honor World Down Syndrome Day
March 19, 2016
Governor John Hickenlooper and Representative Mike Coffman joined the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, self-advocates, and their families at the Colorado Capitol for a special event in honor of World Down Syndrome Day and celebrated the announcement of $1 million in funding for Down syndrome related research.
Dr. Joaquin Espinosa, Associate Director for Science at the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and self-advocate Michael Walters are interviewed about Down syndrome research and World Down Syndrome Day.
Michelle Sie Whitten, President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and motivational speaker, restauranteur, and self-advocate Tim Harris, discuss World Down Syndrome Day events with Mark Taylor and Chris Spear of CBS4-Denver.
Megan Bomgaars, the breakout star of A&E’s hit reality show Born This Way, and Dr. Joaquin Espinosa, Associate Director for Science at the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, talk with Chris Parente and Kathie J of FOX31-Denver about the March 11th I Love You dance party and Down Syndrome research efforts.
Hugging Restaurant Owner Inspires During Denver Visit
March 11, 2016
Tim Harris, a motivational speaker, restauranteur, and self-advocate, talks about hosting Global’s March 11th I Love You dance party in Denver, and appears with Michelle Sie Whitten, President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation to promote Down syndrome research and awareness.
Colorado Doctors Test a Promising New Alzheimer’s Drug
February 22, 2016
Dr. Huntington Potter, Research Director for the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center, is looking at how genetics play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, and is specifically studying people with Down syndrome for answers. From Here & Now contributor Colorado Public Radio, John Daley reports.
Dr. Joaquin Espinosa, Associate Director for Science at the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, explains “Imagine for a moment there’s a group of individuals, 450,000 of them in the U.S.A., that are highly protected from cancer. Wouldn’t you want to study them to find out what is particular about them?”
As Boomers Age, Alzheimer’s Research Picks Up. Will A Cure Follow?
Jan. 26, 2016
People with Down syndrome, “have an extra copy of chromosome 21 and that means they have an extra copy of the main Alzheimer’s gene, which is on chromosome 21,” Huntington Potter, research director of the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center, told Colorado Public Radio.
Down Syndrome Is Thought to Hold Clues to Alzheimer’s
Jan. 21, 2016
The Alzheimer’s Association, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other groups believe studying Alzheimer’s in individuals with Down syndrome may yield treatments more quickly for everyone according to this The Wall Street Journal article.