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Medical Care of Adults With Down Syndrome: A Clinical Guideline
October 20, 2020

The first-in-kind Global Guideline was peer reviewed, edited, and published in the Special Communication section of the print and online October 2020 issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.

 
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Market insider Global Down Syndrome Foundation Moves Fundraiser Online

November 19, 2020

This weekend, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) went virtual for the first time ever and raised over $1.9 million. Now in its 12th year, GLOBAL’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show is the largest fundraiser for Down syndrome in the world and has raised a cumulative $22 million.

 

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Colorado Latino News Global Down Syndrome Foundation Raises Crucial Awareness At The First Ever Virtual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

November 19, 2020

This weekend, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) went virtual for the first time ever and raised over $1.9 million. Now in its 12th year, GLOBAL’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show is the largest fundraiser for Down syndrome in the world and has raised a cumulative $22 million.

 

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ABC Global Down Syndrome Foundation Moves Fundraiser Online

November 16, 2020

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation raised $1.9 million during its “Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show” fundraiser. Learn more at bebeautifulbeyourself.org.

 

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ABC Jamie Foxx partners with Global Down Syndrome Foundation to create The DeOndra Dixon Fund in honor of his beloved late sister

November 15, 2020

During the festivities, Foxx announced he would be creating The DeOndra Dixon Fund in partnership with Global’s founder Michelle Sie Whitten.

 

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El Diario Jamie Foxx and Family Create Foundation in Honor of Late Sister DeOndra Dixon

November 15, 2020

Jamie Foxx is making sure his sister’s legacy lives on. The 52-year-old actor — together with his family, Michelle Sie Whitten and her family — is creating the DeOndra Dixon Fund in honor of his late sister.

 

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People Jamie Foxx and Global Down Syndrome Foundation Create DeOndra Dixon Fund in Honor of His Late Sister

November 15, 2020

Jamie Foxx has created a fund in honor of his late sister, DeOndra Dixon.
On Saturday, the actor attended the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s virtual Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, which raised a record-breaking $1.9 million dollars for the organization to help underwrite life-changing and life-saving research and medical care at Global’s affiliate facilities.

 

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People Jamie Foxx partners with Global Down Syndrome Foundation to create The DeOndra Dixon Fund in honor of his beloved late sister

November 15, 2020

Jamie Foxx is planning to turn tragedy into triumph following the death of his beloved younger sister DeOndra Dixon, 36, last month.

 

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El Diario New Digs For Hyde Park Jewelers In Arizona

November 11, 2020

Hyde Park Jewelers is closing its Biltmore Fashion Park store in Phoenix, and moving a few miles up the road to a new location at Scottsdale Fashion Square. The jewelry chain, based in Denver, CO, has been located at Biltmore Fashion Park since 2003.

 

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El Diario First athlete with Down syndrome completes Ironman triathlon.

November 10, 2020

Chris Nikic from Maitland, Florida, completed the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run in 16 hours and 46 minutes. He received a Guinness World Record for finishing the race, which the Special Olympics Florida called a “historic achievement”.

 

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CBS SPorts Florida man becomes first athlete with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman Triathlon
November 9, 2020

Chris Nikic, 21, became the first athlete with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman Triathlon on Saturday. Nikic, from Maitland, Florida, also earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for finishing the Ironman Triathlon and the Special Olympics called the feat a “historic achievement.”

 

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El Diario La modelo con síndrome de Down Marián Ávila, premiada en Estados Unidos

November 9, 2020

La joven modelo española con síndrome de Down Marián Ávila ha sido distinguida con el premio Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy 2020, que se entregará virtualmente el próximo sábado 14 de noviembre desde Denver (Colorado, Estados Unidos), por sus “logros como modelo y ejemplo a seguir”.

 

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El Periodico EEUU premia a una modelo española con síndrome de Down

November 9, 2020

Marián Ávila recibirá este sábado el Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy por sus logros profesionales y por ser “un ejemplo”

 

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Celiac Wynne teenager chosen for global fashion show

November 8, 2020

Arkansas has a new young fashion icon. And virtual ticketholders will be tuning in on Saturday, to see that icon — 14-year-old Taylor Murphy of Wynne — shine in the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 12th Annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show.

 

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Celiac #BELLATV Chats With Global Down Syndrome Foundation President + CEO, Michelle She Whitten

November 6, 2020

Due to the pandemic this year, The Global Down Syndrome Foundation will host its 12th Annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show (“BBBY Fashion Show”) virtually, but not without special appearances from the likes of Jaime Foxx, Quincy Jones, Eric Dane and Caterina Scorsone of Grey’s Anatomy, and more.

 

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Celiac Global Down Syndrome Foundation Announces Medical Care Guidelines for Adults With Down Syndrome

November 3, 2020

After four years of coordination, compilation, rigorous assessment and writing, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) has issued its medical care guidelines for adults with Down syndrome, aka the Global Guideline.

 

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ET Canada Caterina Scorsone On ‘Grey’s’ COVID Storyline, Daughter’s ‘People’ Cover | EXTENDED

November 2, 2020

“Grey’s Anatomy” star Caterina Scorsone shares how the show will tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in the new season. The Canadian actress and mom of 3 also shares what it was like shooting the cover of PEOPLE magazine with her four-year-old daughter Pippa, what it’s like being a new advocate for the down syndrome community and why she’s honoured to accept the Global Down Syndrome Foundation Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award this year.

 

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People Model Amanda Booth’s Son with Down Syndrome Inspired Her to Push for Greater Representation in Media

October 31, 2020

Mom, advocate and model Amanda Booth on why including the differently-abled in media benefits everyone

 

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People Caterina Scorsone Opens Up About Raising a Child Who Has Down Syndrome: ‘My Daughter Is Perfect’

October 28, 2020

Scorsone reflects on raising Pippa, who was born with Down syndrome, saying her “difference lit a match in my life and in the life of my family.” Buy your copy today to read the full print story with more exclusive details and exciting shout outs to GLOBAL.

 

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Yahoo Entertainment Can the plant compound apigenin decrease Down syndrome deficits?

November 3, 2020

Recently a team of doctors from the National Institutes of Health and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) performed a study on the effects of the plant compound apigenin on Down syndrome.

 

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Yahoo Entertainment In First, Doctors Get Guidelines For Treating Adults With Down Syndrome

November 3, 2020

New guidelines are spelling out exactly how medical care for adults with Down syndrome should be distinct from that of their typically-developing peers.

 

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Yahoo Entertainment Rachel Platten to Perform at GLOBAL’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

November 2, 2020

Today, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) announced Multiplatinum Artist Rachel Platten, The Fray’s Isaac Slade, and The Ransom Notes will all perform at GLOBAL’s one-night only virtual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

 

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Yahoo Entertainment Model Amanda Booth’s Son with Down Syndrome Inspired Her to Push for Greater Representation in Media

October 31, 2020

Model, mom and advocate Amanda Booth is working to make much-needed change in the media and fashion industries, thanks to inspiration from her son Micah, 6, who has Down syndrome and autism.

 

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ABC People With Down Syndrome Face Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19

October 30, 2020

When adults with Down syndrome contract COVID-19, their risk of dying is much higher than the norm, a large, new study finds.

 

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ABC Arkansas Geneticist Authors First Care Guidelines For Adults With Down Syndrome

October 30, 2020

Dr. Kent McKelvey is the Rockefeller Chair in Clinical Genetics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he also directs the Down syndrome clinic. He says the guidelines focus on common types of health problems that occur in adults in general, as well as some that are specific to those with Down syndrome.

 

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ABC UAMS doctor contributes to new medical guide for adults with Down syndrome

October 30, 2020

New developments are coming out this month on adults with Down syndrome and a University of Arkansas Medical Sciences doctor is huge part in making it happen.

 

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ABC Grey’s Anatomy star Caterina Scorsone says her daughter Pippa, 3, with Down syndrome is ‘perfect exactly as she is’

October 28, 2020

Grey’s Anatomy star Caterina Scorsone admitted she was ‘scared’ when she originally discovered her daughter Paloma ‘Pippa’ Michaela Giles was born with Down syndrome.

 

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ABC Be Beautiful Be Yourself goes virtual

October 27, 2020

Not even a pandemic can stop the largest fundraiser for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation from happening. It is the Be Beautiful Be Yourself fashion show and it is going virtual for the first time ever.

 

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NEWS College Students Not Limited by Down Syndrome

October 27, 2020

Health experts from across the country, including Arkansas, have released a first-of-its-kind guideline for treating adults with Down Syndrome.
 

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Web MD Advocates Welcome Down Syndrome Guidance for Adults

October 26, 2020

“These guidelines totally changed things for us and for our families,” she says. “We’ll all be more informed about issues to watch for so we can take action much sooner to ensure better health outcomes.”

 

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CNN People with Down syndrome have 10 times the risk of death from Covid-19 as those without, study finds

October 23, 2020

They also found a fourfold increased risk of coronavirus-related hospitalizations for those with Down syndrome, “a group that is not currently strategically protected,” according to the report in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

 

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How to Talk About Inclusion and Ability
October 23, 2020

Conversations about inclusion often talk about race and diversity, but one topic that people often leave off the table is ability. In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Michelle Sie Whitten, the President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and her daughter, Sophia Whitten, who has Down Syndrome, joined Parenting Impossible to discuss the meaning of true inclusion for people with Down Syndrome and other disabilities in society, research, education, and more.

 

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation Announces the 1st Evidence-Based Medical Care Guidelines for Adults With Down Syndrome
October 20, 2020

The Global Guideline is Published in the Print & Online Versions of JAMA, Ensuring Clinicians Across the U.S. Have Access

 

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Medical Care For Adults With Down Syndrome: Guidelines By Global Down Syndrome Foundation
October 23, 2020

A working group for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation has issued the first evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the medical care of adults with Down syndrome.The guidelines have been published in the Journal of American Medical Association.

 

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Medical Care For Adults With Down Syndrome: Guidelines By Global Down Syndrome Foundation
October 23, 2020

A working group for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation has issued the first evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the medical care of adults with Down syndrome.The guidelines have been published in the Journal of American Medical Association.

 

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The first-in-kind Global Guideline is for clinicians and addresses nine medical areas
October 20, 2020

After four years of coordination, compilation, and rigorous assessment and writing, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome© (Global Guideline) is complete and available at no cost.

 

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Best Life: Fashion show helps fund Down syndrome research
October 6, 2020

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Although one in every 700 babies is born with it, Down syndrome is the least funded major genetic condition by the National Institutes of Health despite being the most frequent chromosomal disorder. One woman is bringing together thousands of people to change that. They’re increasing resources, funding research and working tirelessly to change how people perceive kids with Down syndrome.

 

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NIH and Fast Grants Award $1M to the Crnic Institute to Study COVID-19 in People With Down Syndrome

September 25, 2020

Studying both people and mouse models, the aim is to develop tailored COVID-19 prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for individuals with Down syndrome.

 

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Understanding the Impact of Immune Dysregulation in COVID-19 Patients with Down Syndrome May Lead to Tailored Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

September 25, 2020

Researchers at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (Crnic Institute) have been awarded three grants totaling $1 million, two from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and one from Fast Grants, to understand how the hyper inflammatory state of the immune system in people with Down syndrome may result in more severe complications upon SARS-CoV-2 infection.

 

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Africa54 on the VOA
September 29, 2020

Down syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. It is usually associated with physical growth delays, mild to moderate intellectual disability, and characteristic facial features. Africa 54 health correspondent Linord Moudou speaks with Michelle Sie Whitten, co-founder and executive director of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, who elaborates on what down syndrome is and what can be done to improve their quality of life.

 

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Living With Disabilities
September 28, 2020

This week on Healthy Living, we focus on disability, starting with the story of a nine-year-old boy from Malawi with a physical disability who defies the odds. We hear from Michelle Sie Whitten, President of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and a disabled person in Tanzania talks to us on the challenges he faces. Finally, how clear face masks are being made for those with hearing disabilities.

 

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Michelle Sie Whitten on Creating the Global DS Foundation, Media Representation, + More

September 8, 2020

After giving birth to her daughter with Down Syndrome, Michelle Sie Whitten noticed a gap in medical research and quality healthcare for people with DS. And from that moment on, she sought to fill that gap by co-founding the Global Down Syndrome Foundation — the leading organization dedicated to research, medical care, education, and advocacy for people rockin’ an extra chromosome!

 

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Brittany Bowlen with Big Al and JoJo

September 8, 2020

Broncos VP of Strategic Initiatives Brittany Bowlen joined Big Al and JoJo to discuss 5700 being allowed for the Broncos Home Game against Tampa Bay.

 

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Black Doctor Logo Jamie Foxx: Says His Sister With Down’s Syndrome Is The Real Star!

September 4, 2020

Actor, musician, funnyman…there are only a few things that superstar Jamie Foxx can’t do. But if you ask him who’s the real star of the family, he’ll quickly point to his younger sister, DeOndra Dixon.

 

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ABC YOUR HEALTH: Helping make life easier for patients with Down syndrome

August 31, 2020

Painful skin conditions, loss of hair, discolored skin are challenges for Down Syndrome patients. Researchers are going beyond skin deep to help relieve some of these painful conditions people with Down Syndrome may experience.

 

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Parati Lo que no sabías de Amelia, la hermana de Derek Sheperd en Grey’s Anatomy (Caterina Scorsone en la vida real)

August 30, 2020

Cada personaje en Grey’s Anatomy tiene su impronta personal, sin embargo Amelia Sheperd, la hermana de Derek, es una de las más intrigantes. Así es Caterina Scorsone, la actriz que le pone su impronta.

 

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CNN GLOBAL’s Virtual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show attracts an impressive roster of celebrities with a NEW DATE – Saturday, November 14, 2020

August 26, 2020

“Most people with Down syndrome are high risk for COVID-19, so we have put a lot of effort into education and protection over the last five months,” says GLOBAL President and CEO, Michelle Sie Whitten. “The pandemic has presented GLOBAL with many challenges this year, and we’ve met each one with strength, clarity of purpose, and compassion. We hope that people will support our first virtual event and that they know we will work hard to truly save and transform lives.”

 

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Denver Post Grey’s Anatomy Star Caterina Scorsone And Spanish Model Marián Ávila To Receive GLOBAL’s Prestigious “Quincy Jones Awards”

August 26, 2020

Today, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) announced two powerful women who will receive this year’s Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Awards: Grey’s Anatomy star Caterina Scorsone and Spanish model Marián Ávila. Celebrities are showing up in full force to support GLOBAL and honor the accomplished awardees.

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Health Beat: Life-changer for Down syndrome: Going beyond skin deep

August 18th, 2020

Joaquin Espinosa’s team at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome has found which part of the immune system is hyperactive and responsible for several painful skin conditions associated with Down syndrome.

 

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NEWS Genes relacionados con síndrome de Down protegerían contra tumores

August 8, 2020

¿Existe relación entre síndrome de Down y cáncer? De acuerdo con un estudio publicado en el journal Scientific Reports, un conjunto de genes con expresión disminuida en personas con síndrome de Down puede proteger a los individuos con este padecimiento de desarrollar tumores.

 

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NEWS Best Life: Life changer for those with Down syndrome

August 6, 2020

Each year 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome in the United States. These babies have an extra chromosome that can cause both mental and physical challenges, as well as autoimmune disorders that cause painful skin lesions, patchy bald spots and loss of skin color. Now, researchers are going beyond skin deep to help relieve some of these painful conditions.

 

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CNN 23-Year-Old With COVID-19 On Ventilator For 41 Days Discharged From Texas Hospital

July 14, 2020

A 23-year-old man with Down syndrome who overcame the coronavirus after 56 days, 41 of which were spent on a ventilator, is back home.

 

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NEWS College Students Not Limited by Down Syndrome

July 1, 2020

According to a 2011 report from the National Center for Education Statistics, from 2008-2009 (the last year data is available), college students with disabilities accounted for approximately 11.1 percent of all undergraduates. Of those students, about three percent, or 67,266, had an intellectual disability.

 

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Despite Coronavirus, Celebrities Sign Up In Full Force For GLOBAL’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

June 30, 2020

Today, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) announced an impressive roster of dedicated celebrity supporters for its marquee Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show scheduled for Saturday, October 3. The annual event is the largest fundraiser for Down syndrome in the world, raising over $20 million to date for life-saving and transformative research and medical care..

 

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CNN Despite Coronavirus, Celebrities Sign Up In Full Force For GLOBAL’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

June 30, 2020

Today, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) announced an impressive roster of dedicated celebrity supporters for its marquee Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show scheduled for Saturday, October 3. The annual event is the largest fundraiser for Down syndrome in the world, raising over $20 million to date for life-saving and transformative research and medical care..

 

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CNN Despite Coronavirus, Celebrities Sign Up In Full Force For GLOBAL’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

June 30, 2020

Today, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) announced an impressive roster of dedicated celebrity supporters for its marquee Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show scheduled for Saturday, October 3. The annual event is the largest fundraiser for Down syndrome in the world, raising over $20 million to date for life-saving and transformative research and medical care..

 

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CNN ATUALIDADE: “EU TENHO SÍNDROME DE DOWN E NÃO DEVERIA PRECISAR JUSTIFICAR A MINHA EXISTÊNCIA”

June 23, 2020

Em avassalador discurso de 7 minutos, talentoso rapaz com a síndrome dá recado aos “progressistas” que querem eliminá-la matando gente

 

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CNN Christian & Ed McCaffrey Surprise Military Family in Grand Fashion

June 20, 2020

In the spirit of Father’s Day, Carolina Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey and his dad Ed, a former NFL wideout and 3x-Super Bowl champ, teamed up with USAA and the USO of North Carolina.

 

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CNN Further understanding the connection between Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome

June 16, 2020

Improved medical care of individuals with Down syndrome (DS) has led to an increase in life expectancy to over the age of 60 years. In conjunction, there has been an increase in age‐related co‐occurring conditions including Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

 

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CNN Against odds, Kenosha woman is ‘star of the show’

June 15, 2020

Diane Guzdek has outlived expectations by five decades. When she was born with Down syndrome in 1960, her parents were told she might not live past age 10. On July 28, she marks her 60th birthday.

 

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CNN Whitefish woman with Down syndrome models for awareness

June 4, 2020

Whitefish resident Cedar Vance has an electrifying, bubbly personality that can light up a stage — and often she does just that.

 

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CNN “In viaggio verso un sogno”, on the road con Zack e la sindrome di Down

May 29, 2020

Arriva in Italia la pellicola, titolo originale “The Peanut Butter Falcon”, che dal 1° giugno è on demand sulle principali piattaforme digitali. Diretto da Tyler Nilson e Michael Shwart ha in Zack Gottsagen, attore con sindrome di Down, un indiscusso protagonista. Il film rivelazione negli Usa arriva da noi grazie a Officine Ubu e la collaborazione dell’Aipd e di CoorDown

 

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Fox News Hyper Immune System May Be Key to Down Syndrome Symptoms

May 19, 2020

The genetic mutation that causes Down syndrome (Trisomy 21) increases the risk of autoimmune disease, pneumonia, and cognitive challenges. But it protects from some cancers and often leads to people valued for kindness and joy.

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Fox News Coronavirus discoveries can come along faster with adaptive clinical trials

May 18, 2020

As the medical profession scrambles to treat patients sick and dying from COVID-19, improvisation has become one of its most improbable — and important — tools. Could the same strategy be applied to coronavirus research, to suss out the best treatments for infected patients at a quicker pace?

 

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CNN How hospitals make tough ethical calls about which lives to save during a pandemic

May 13, 2020

Frank Stephens has traveled around the world, held multiple jobs and even received a standing ovation from US Congressional representatives after testifying on Capitol Hill.

 

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Fox News Disability advocates file federal complaint against some states

April 18, 2020

Disability advocates file a federal complaint against some states over rationing treatment, Alicia Acuna reports.

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Fox News Meet Michelle Sie Whitten of Global Down Syndrome Foundation

May 12, 2020

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michelle Sie Whitten.

 

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Fox News A united front for high-risk individuals

May 10, 2020

Coronavirus has a special impact on individuals with Down syndrome, so organizations dedicating to improving the lives of those with the genetic condition are working to help them decide the best way to operate right now.

 

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Fox News HUMAN INTEREST ‘Dear Mom’: Powerful Hallmark Mother’s Day ad features girl with Down syndrome

May 10, 2020

A new Mother’s Day advertisement from Hallmark focuses on a mother raising a daughter who has Down syndrome — and their normal life.

 

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation, National Down Syndrome Congress, & International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association Expand Collaborations

May 7, 2020

Today, Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL), the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), and the International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association (IMDSA) have announced that they will expand existing collaborations aimed at consolidating and creating Down syndrome resources across the lifespan for families.

 

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation, National Down Syndrome Congress, & International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association Expand Collaborations

May 7, 2020

Today, Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL), the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), and the International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association (IMDSA) have announced that they will expand existing collaborations aimed at consolidating and creating Down syndrome resources across the lifespan for families.

 

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation, National Down Syndrome Congress, & International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association Expand Collaborations

May 7, 2020

Today, Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL), the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), and the International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association (IMDSA) have announced that they will expand existing collaborations aimed at consolidating and creating Down syndrome resources across the lifespan for families.

 

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Why People With Down Syndrome May Be At Risk for Severe COVID-19

May 6, 2020

People with Down syndrome may be more susceptible to developing some of the most serious consequence of COVID-19, including the so-called cytokine storms that can lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome, cardiac damage, and multiorgan failure, according to a monograph published in Cell Reports Medicine, a new journal published by publisher that publishes Cell.

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Fox News Síndrome de Down e COVID-19 – Perguntas e respostas

April 27, 2020

Veja algumas perguntas e respostas do Grupo de Interesse Médico sobre Síndrome de Down dos EUA a dúvidas frequentes de pessoas com síndrome de Down, suas mães pais e quem presta apoio.

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Fox News A caretaker’s dilemma

April 25, 2020

Cousin vowed to care for man with Down syndrome, but what happens as both get old?

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Fox News Global Down Syndrome Fashion Show Virtual Auditions Registration Open Now!

April 23, 2020

The Be Yourself Fashion Show on May 27 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm is the world’s largest fundraiser benefitting people with Down syndrome by supporting life-changing and life-saving research and medical care.

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Fox News People with Down Syndrome at higher risk from COVID-19, leading to more disruption to life

April 22, 2020

According to the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, many people with Down Syndrome are considered high risk for complications related to COVID-19.

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Crise sanitaire : trisomie 21 et Covid-19

April 21, 2020

Un document de la Gobal Down Syndrome Foundation répond aux questions spécifiques concernant les personnes avec trisomie et le COVID-19. Certaines doivent être considérées comme vulnérables.

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Denver Post Concerns growing over medical care discrimination

April 18, 2020

Concerns growing over medical care discrimination amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Alicia Acuna reports.

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Denver Post Questions answered about COVID-19 and individuals with Down syndrome

April 14, 2020

Many caregivers of people with Down syndrome have plenty of questions about COVID-19 and how it will affect those individuals.

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Denver Post In The Face Of Ethical Aberrations In Several States Colorado Stands Strong Against Discrimination In COVID-19 Care

April 9, 2020

The Governor’s Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee developed Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) after collaboration with experts and communities. Governor Polis has authorized the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to enact the standards when or if necessary.

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Denver Post In The Face Of Ethical Aberrations In Several States Colorado Stands Strong Against Discrimination In COVID-19 Care

April 9, 2020

The Governor’s Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee developed Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) after collaboration with experts and communities. Governor Polis has authorized the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to enact the standards when or if necessary.

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Denver Post National Down Syndrome Organizations Combine Efforts To Publish Q&A On COVID-19 And Down Syndrome
March 27, 2020Today, an important Q&A on COVID-19 and Down syndrome was published by a consortium of national Down syndrome organizations: the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group-USA (DSMIG-USA), Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global), LuMind IDSC Foundation (LuMind IDSC), National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), and National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG).

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Denver Post 3 Advocates to Celebrate on World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2020

Karen Gaffney has achieved a huge number of firsts through her passion for swimming and her advocacy for people with Down Syndrome.

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Denver Post Shia LaBeouf is not an ‘American Honey’ (and he’s okay with it)

March 21, 2020

On March 17th, 2020 Netflix added to its library an interesting: American Honey, and independent movie produced by A24.

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Denver Post New Down Syndrome Study Goes Beyond Skin Deep

March 19, 2020

Researchers hope drug trial turns corner in genetic disease

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Denver Post How My Pregnancy Exposed The Silent Genocide Of Babies With Down Syndrome

March 18, 2020

It has never been a better time to be a person with Down syndrome, unless he is still in the womb.

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Denver Post Michelle Sie Whitten Speaks Out on COVID-19

March 13, 2020

World Down Syndrome Day is Saturday March 21st. For more information head to GlobalDownSyndrome.org You can also text “Global” to 40469 to sign a petition that will help ensure a bright and healthy future for people with Down Syndrome.

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Denver Post Update on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) from the Global Down Syndrome Foundation

March 12, 2020

Some things to consider if you have Down syndrome or a loved one with Down syndrome

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Denver Post Update on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) from the Global Down Syndrome Foundation

March 12, 2020

Global and our affiliates have received numerous inquiries about whether or not people with Down syndrome are more at risk than typical people when it comes to exposure to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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Denver Post Woman With Down Syndrome Surpasses Expectations and Celebrates 72nd Birthday

March 11, 2020

For any family, celebrating an elderly loved one’s birthday is a time to cherish a long life lived and wish for health and many more years to come. That celebration was made all the more special for Gerry Hall, a Kentucky woman who has Down syndrome.

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Denver Post Their Voice: Down syndrome community achieves great things

March 8, 2020

I didn’t see the movie “The Peanut Butter Falcon” until two weeks ago. The movie starred Zack Gottsagen, a 34-year-old actor who has Down syndrome. I had heard of it before and remember also hearing that Zack was the first person with Down syndrome to present at the Academy Awards this year.

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Denver Post Remarkable Women Finalist: Michelle Sie Whitten

March 6, 2020

Michelle Sie Whitten is a finalist for our Remarkable Women Award. Michelle is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Global is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down Syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy.

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Denver Post Michelle Sie Whitten & Global Down Syndrome Foundation

March 3, 2020

Michelle Sie Whitten runs an international non-profit organization and she does it with an incredible amount of passion, knowledge, and skill.

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Denver Post Global Down Syndrome Foundation Announces Eight Grant Winners At The National DS Affiliates In Action Conference

February 28, 2020

Today, Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) announced eight new Global Self-Advocate Employment Initiative Grant winners at the national Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action (DSAIA) Annual Leadership Conference.

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Global Announces 8 New Global Employment Grant Winners

February 28, 2020

Today, Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) announced eight new Global Self-Advocate Employment Initiative Grant winners at the national Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action (DSAIA) Annual Leadership Conference.

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