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A Loving Tribute to Carla Gene Shankle

A message from GLOBAL’s President & CEO, Michelle Sie Whitten Cable Baby & Role Model Growing up in the cable TV industry in Colorado (as I remember it) there were several friendly “camps” – the Bob Magness/John Malone camp, the Bill Daniels camp, the Glenn Jones camp, and the Gene Schneider camp to name a […]

Posted on June 27, 2024


GLOBAL is thrilled to partner with Jack’s Basket to gift FREE one-year GLOBAL memberships to new parents who recently received a prenatal or postnatal Down syndrome diagnosis. Thanks to Jack’s Basket’s extensive distribution network, thousands of parents will enjoy newfound access to research and medical care GLOBAL Webinars and the award-winning Down Syndrome World magazine. […]

Posted on June 03, 2024

Alex and Anthony: Out of the Box, Into the Spotlight

Posted on May 31, 2024

GLOBAL Chosen as Top Charity at Largest Conference for Women-Owned Businesses

We are honored to share that GLOBAL was selected as the top winner at the CEO Success Community Playing for Charity Corporate Night during the WBENC National Tradeshow in Denver in March 2024. This is the largest conference for women-owned businesses, connecting them with Fortune 500 companies through seminars and special events.  “We selected GLOBAL […]

Posted on May 29, 2024

Washington Post: Crnic Institute Trials Helping Patients with Down Syndrome Regression Disorder “Wake Up”

For many families, the threat of Down Syndrome Regression Disorder (DSRD) feels harrowing and constant. Gratefully, two scientists are leading the charge to understand and treat this heartbreaking condition, and thanks to one relentless mom/advocate, they’re working together. Crnic Institute Executive Director Dr. Joaquin Espinosa and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Director of Neuroimmunology had no […]

Posted on May 13, 2024

Exclusive Interview with the DSA of Southern New Jersey’s Co-Executive Directors

   When the Down Syndrome Association of Southern New Jersey (DSASNJ) was formed in 2003, the small group of founding parents were focused on supporting their young children with Down syndrome. As those children have grown and blossomed over 20 years, DSASNJ has grown to service individuals and families from the prenatal stage to adulthood. […]

Posted on April 30, 2024

GLOBAL Webinars en Español Abril 2024

Actualizaciones importantes de las pautas de atención médica para niños con síndrome de Down Resumen En este importante webinar, la Dra. Karla Adney Flores habló sobre: ¿Qué recomendaciones de la guía de 2022 son diferentes a las anteriores? ¿Qué es lo último en atención pediátrica para el síndrome de Down? ¿En dónde pueden acceder a la […]

Posted on April 30, 2024

GLOBAL LEADERS – An Exclusive Interview with Erin Suelmann, Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis

Under Erin Suelmann’s leadership, the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis (DSAGSL) has become one of the largest local Down syndrome organizations in the United States. In 2023 the organization raised over $1 million in support of over 2,000 families and expanded their impactful programs and services. Erin and her team have maintained an […]

Posted on February 29, 2024

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