Down Syndrome Makes the News


On this page you will find additional articles from other sources that might inspire you or answer some of your questions about Down syndrome.


Nonprofit Fundraiser - Grand Strand Buddy Walk and Festival Benefiting Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society

“We celebrate and bring awareness to the Down syndrome community in October because it is National DS Awareness Month.’

Down syndrome and sleep

“In recent years, though, researchers have found that people with Down syndrome face specific obstacles to sleep. These sleep problems can cause or exacerbate other health issues including those frequently associated with Down syndrome.”



A teenager with Down Syndrome swims the arctic

“Trym is the first person to live on the Svalbard Islands with Down's syndrome and he isn't letting it hold him back.”



Restaurant owner with down syndrome

Tim Harris offers service with a smile!

(From YouTube)


Couple with down syndrome finds happily ever after

“For the last five years he has lived for his business, which is why his customers were shocked when Tim announced recently that he'd be closing.”



Man with down syndrome has same job for 27 years

“Chris Campbell, who worked at a McDonald's on Buford Highway, passed away on Tuesday morning.”

(From WLTX19)


17 year old with down syndrome is a flight attendant

“17-year-old Shantell "Shannie" Pooser, who was born with a heart defect and a series of terminal airway defects, has spent a lot of her time flying back and forth between Denmark, South Carolina to Cincinnati Children's Hospital. As a result, she developed a love for flying and became inspired to become a flight attendant.”



Baby with Down syndrome is an osk kosh model

“Asher Nash has been making headlines since his mom took to social media to discuss him never being offered modeling auditions because he is a special needs child. When her post went viral, OshKosh B’gosh contacted her and wanted to meet with the family. They instantly fell in love with little Asher and decided they wanted to have him star in their Christmas ads.”


Amazing Amy

“Gary Woodland could hear the words of his friend Amy Bockerstette as he stood over the chip shot on the 17th hole that helped propel him to winning the U.S. Open.”


Dancer with Down syndrome on “so you think you can dance”

“Phoebe Kochis is proof that with dedication and determination, anything is possible.”