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Sleep Apnea Across the Lifespan in People with Down Syndrome

Takeaways from a GLOBAL Webinar Article from the award-winning ​Down Syndrome World™ magazine​. Learn more about our magazine, webinars​ and GLOBAL Membership benefits Sleep Apnea Experts Earlier this year, GLOBAL organized a webinar on sleep apnea that attracted 420 registrants from 43 states and 13 countries. The webinar covered the latest understanding of the importance […]

Posted on December 30, 2023

Government Profiles: Robert Aderholt (R-AL) & Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

ROBERT ADERHOLT (R-AL) Bi-Partisan Support for Down Syndrome!​ Government Profiles from the award-winning ​Down Syndrome World™ magazine​. Learn more about our magazine, webinars​ and GLOBAL Membership benefits Common-Sense Solutions for Alabama In his 14th term representing Alabama’s fourth congressional district, Robert Aderholt is an advocate for fiscal responsibility, truth in budgeting and federal government operating […]

Posted on November 29, 2023

Connor Long & Josh Peck: A GLOBAL Bromance

The two wildly accomplished young men bond over a shared motto: “I don’t do nervous. I do excited and I do prepared.” From Down Syndrome World Issue 3, 2023 Last year’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show brought together two celebrities— alum Connor Long and newcomer Josh Peck. Paired for a red-carpet photo shoot, the two […]

Posted on October 31, 2023

GLOBAL Launches Pilot Fitness Program using Mann Method PT

Mann Method PT is a 1-hour biweekly fitness program that focuses on increasing strength, balance, and cardiovascular health in participants using a variety of evidence-based exercises. The program follows the Mann Method PT and is taught by individuals trained by Sarah Mann PT, DPT, MBA, NSCA-CPT. Participants complete an intake assessment when beginning the program […]

Posted on August 03, 2023

Rosa DeLauro and Tom Cole GLOBAL Advancement Awards Given to Two Inspiring Individuals with Down Syndrome at GLOBAL’s AcceptAbility Gala

In a heartwarming celebration of talent, perseverance, and advocacy, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) recognized the remarkable accomplishments of two extraordinary individuals with Down syndrome at the 2023 AcceptAbility Gala in Washington, DC. Eric Latcheran and Melissa Silverman were honored with the inaugural Rosa DeLauro and Tom Cole GLOBAL Advancement Awards to support their […]

Posted on July 25, 2023

Scientists Discover Mechanism Affecting Heart Development in Down Syndrome

Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus discovers a molecular mechanism contributing to the development of heart malformations in infants with Down syndrome. From Down Syndrome World Issue 2, 2023 Newborns with Down syndrome, a genetic condition resulting from an additional copy of chromosome 21 (trisomy 21), face a significantly increased likelihood of being […]

Posted on July 18, 2023

Estate Planning for Families Who Have a Loved One with Down Syndrome

Hal Wright is the author of the must-read book ‘The Complete Guide to Creating A Special Needs Life Plan.’ After 27 years in finance, Hal became a beloved Certified Financial Planner specializing in planning for those with special needs. He is now retired but active on the speaking circuit. From Down Syndrome World Issue 1, 2023 […]

Posted on June 16, 2023

GLOBAL Receives AADMD “Local Hero” Award

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is attending and presenting at the 21st annual American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry (AADMD) One Voice Conference, May 4-7, at the Westin Denver International Airport Today, May 5, 2023, GLOBAL and self-advocate Taylor Shelsta will graciously accept the AADMD “Local Hero” award recognizing the outstanding work and dedication […]

Posted on May 05, 2023