Down syndrome, then leukaemia: A mom's brave journey with the 'love of her life' Michael

2017-10-03 17:00

When Michael was born, Celeste and Malcolm Parks from Cape Town didn't see Down syndrome. All they saw was their perfect little boy. Then, six weeks later, he was diagnosed with leukaemia. In a letter, Celeste shared their brave journey with YOU.

Including Down Syndrome children in mainstream schools has shown to improve certain learning capabilities.

Including Down Syndrome children in mainstream schools has shown to improve certain learning capabilities.

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5 Celebrities with Down syndrome who are changing the world

2016-10-20 10:02

Across the world, people with Down syndrome are breaking down stereotypes about their genetic condition. From designers of beautiful clothes to award-winning actors, here are five celebrities who haven't let their Down syndrome stop them from achieving great success.

National Down Syndrome Awareness Day 2016: The road to an inclusive tomorrow

2016-10-19 17:26

Down Syndrome South Africa wants to improve the quality of life for every person with Down syndrome in South Africa, by lobbying government for rights, educating the public and offering support to parents.

New test for Down syndrome a 'major advance'

2015-05-19 11:55

A new test that analyses foetal DNA in a pregnant woman's bloodstream is apparently much more effective than other screening methods.

Dad's plea for Down syndrome baby goes viral

2015-02-06 17:57

This father appealed for help after his wife forced him to choose between her or their newborn baby boy.

Calls to stop commercial surrogacy in Thailand

2014-08-06 13:38

A case where a Thai woman who carried twins for an Australian couple was left caring for a baby with Down syndrome has sparked controversy in both countries.

Down's chromosome affects all other chromosomes

2014-04-22 15:22

The additional chromosome that causes Down's syndrome has a knock-on effect on all the 22 other chromosomes, according to a study.

'Hatches' set up in China for unwanted babies

2014-02-04 10:31

In China babies are being secretly dropped off at 'baby safety islands', or 'baby hatches', set up under a scheme aimed at protecting unwanted offspring.

Dog befriends boy with Down syndrome

Dogs truly are special family members! This heartwarming video is too sweet not to watch.

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"Down syndrome is the best thing that ever happened to me…"

2017-08-17 09:58

A dad's heartwarming video explaining to the world what Down syndrome is, goes viral.

Down syndrome won't keep me down: four friends open own pizza business!

2017-02-16 11:28

Struggling to fight discrimination and find jobs, four friends, each living with Down syndrome, decided to open their own catering service – and it's thriving.

Down Syndrome Awareness Day: how far we've come!

2016-10-20 09:33

South Africa is celebrating National Down Syndrome Awareness Day today. Here's a look at all things DS.

Down syndrome: avoiding the awkwardness

2015-11-13 16:38

There seems to be a lot of do's and don'ts when it comes to talking about Down syndrome. But Carin Bevan has only one rule: Don't be scared to ask her about her son.

Thailand passes law to end 'rent-a-womb' tourism

2015-02-24 15:05

Thailand has given preliminary approval for a draft law to make commercial surrogacy a crime.

Woman sues after child is born with Down syndrome

2014-08-28 09:07

The Constitutional Court will hear an application on Thursday for leave to appeal a Western Cape High Court ruling against a damages claim by the mother of a Down syndrome child.

How doctors test for Down Syndrome

2014-07-29 18:53

Women over 35 have a higher risk of having a Down's syndrome baby.

Touching tribute for worried future mom

2014-03-19 11:14

Watch these wonderful people share their special message with a panicking mom-to-be.

Free DNA testing for Down syndrome

2013-11-01 10:49

The Foetal Assessment Clinic in Cape Town has become the first pre-natal clinic in South Africa to offer cell-free DNA testing for Down syndrome, using only the mother’s blood.

'Hero' refuses gifts

2013-02-13 11:30

Waiter says ‘no’ to gifts after defending child with Down syndrome.

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