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This 28-year-old is empowering the specially-abled to earn with dignity

  • Alina Alam learned about the enormous potential of individuals with disabilities through an internship program at Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, Bengaluru.
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Published on Aug 01, 2021 11:53 AM IST
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Hansal shares pic of son with Down Syndrome after govt's 'need, not want' remark

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has reacted to the Centre's comment on 'needing, not wanting' the coronavirus vaccine with the example of his 25-year-old son, Pallava.
Hansal Mehta's 25-year-old son has Down Syndrome.
Hansal Mehta's 25-year-old son has Down Syndrome.
Updated on Apr 08, 2021 09:32 AM IST
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Study suggests risk of leukemia higher in children with Down syndrome

A new study highlighted the risks of leukemia in children with Down syndrome. It pointed to stronger than expected associations between Down syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), one type of blood cancer.
The study, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, was led by UC Davis Health and UC San Francisco researchers.(Unsplash)
The study, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, was led by UC Davis Health and UC San Francisco researchers.(Unsplash)
Published on Apr 07, 2021 01:22 PM IST
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Chris Nikic becomes first athlete with Down syndrome to finish Ironman triathlon, says ‘anything is possible’

Chris Nikic efforts have earned him a place in the Guinness World Records.
“A year ago I wrote ‘Chris World Champ’. Anything is Possible,” Chris Nikic wrote on Twitter.(Twitter/@SpecialOlympics)
“A year ago I wrote ‘Chris World Champ’. Anything is Possible,” Chris Nikic wrote on Twitter.(Twitter/@SpecialOlympics)
Published on Nov 11, 2020 08:57 PM IST
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Florida | By Asian News International

Airports Authority to appoint transgenders, those suffering from Down Syndrome at Northeast airports

The AAI has connected Mizoram and Nagaland previous year and is currently working to connect all the NE states in the region.
The headquarters of Airports Authority of India is seen in this file photo.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint Photo)
The headquarters of Airports Authority of India is seen in this file photo.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint Photo)
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 09:31 AM IST
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Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman

Down syndrome in children may result in arthritis

About one child in every 1,000 develops some type of chronic arthritis. These disorders can affect children at any age, although rarely in the first six months of life.
Children with arthropathy of Down syndrome often present with significant joint damage and disability at diagnosis.(Unsplash)
Children with arthropathy of Down syndrome often present with significant joint damage and disability at diagnosis.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 02:51 PM IST
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Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.

Gigi’s Playhouse Fashion Show lets Down Syndrome models strut their stuff

Gigi’s Playhouse is a national education and achievement centre that prepares young people with Down Syndrome, from infants to teens, to engage more fully in their homes, schools and communities.
This image from video taken on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 shows a girl participating in the 2nd annual “Gigi’s Playhouse Fashion Show” in New York. Gigi’s Playhouse is an education and achievement center that prepares young people with Down syndrome to engage more fully in their homes, schools and communities. (AP Photo/Gary Gerard Hamilton)(AP)
This image from video taken on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 shows a girl participating in the 2nd annual “Gigi’s Playhouse Fashion Show” in New York. Gigi’s Playhouse is an education and achievement center that prepares young people with Down syndrome to engage more fully in their homes, schools and communities. (AP Photo/Gary Gerard Hamilton)(AP)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 01:07 PM IST
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‘Was told, you can’t adopt because…’: Young dad shares ‘son’shine story

Their story has been featured on the Humans of Bombay page.
Aditya Tiwari met Avnish for the first time about five years ago at an orphanage.(Facebook/Humans of Bombay)
Aditya Tiwari met Avnish for the first time about five years ago at an orphanage.(Facebook/Humans of Bombay)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 02:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Dreams unlimited: From pizza delivery boy to police officer

Moin Khan worked from 6pm to 2am every night at Pizza Hut, and also used a small space available to him at Narwal to begin a car washing business with help from friends, and worked as a car washer for three years.
Moin Khan, 28, attributes his achievement to ‘Operation Dreams’, coaching classes run free of cost by an IPS officer Sandeep Chaudhary.(HT Photo)
Moin Khan, 28, attributes his achievement to ‘Operation Dreams’, coaching classes run free of cost by an IPS officer Sandeep Chaudhary.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 02:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria

NIOS 12th Result 2019: Down syndrome fails to stop Sahil from shining in the exam

NIOS 12th Result 2019: The National School of Open Schooling has released the result of Class 12 (senior secondary) examination 2019 on Thursday.
NIOS 12th Result 2019: The National School of Open Schooling has released the result of Class 12 (senior secondary) examination 2019 on Thursday. Sahil Singh passed the examination with flying colours with an aggregate of 83% marks.(Handout image)
NIOS 12th Result 2019: The National School of Open Schooling has released the result of Class 12 (senior secondary) examination 2019 on Thursday. Sahil Singh passed the examination with flying colours with an aggregate of 83% marks.(Handout image)
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 03:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick

World Autism Month: Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability without physical traits

Like mental health issues, many developmental disorders are not visible in the same way that physical disabilities are (with the exception of Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, which do have physical characteristics).
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Updated on Apr 17, 2019 02:57 PM IST
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By Dr Manish Samnani

Can and able! 5 differently-abled models who have challenged fashion and made heads turn

Meet five differently-abled models who have challenged the options of the profession and beat odds with strong minds and beautiful bodies
Five differently-abled models that are inspiring many
Five differently-abled models that are inspiring many
Updated on Oct 21, 2018 09:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Drishti Vij

Several cops opened fire on man with Down Syndrome waving a toy gun

Torell, who had Down Syndrome and autism and struggled to communicate, had been reported missing after leaving home hours earlier.
A police officer stands at a cordon, next to flowers and condolences outside the place where a 20 year old man with Down Syndrome, who was carrying a toy gun, was shot and killed by the police in Stockholm, Sweden.(REUTERS)
A police officer stands at a cordon, next to flowers and condolences outside the place where a 20 year old man with Down Syndrome, who was carrying a toy gun, was shot and killed by the police in Stockholm, Sweden.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 04, 2018 09:26 AM IST
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Stockholm | By Associated Press

Genes linking Alzheimer’s to Down syndrome found, to help early diagnosis

The findings could pave the way for future medicines to prevent the disease in these individuals, and provide insights into the mechanisms that cause dementia in the general population.
Can this new gene discovery help early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s?(Shutterstock)
Can this new gene discovery help early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s?(Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 26, 2018 02:39 PM IST
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Asian News International, Washington DC | By HT Correspondent

If you’re opting for late pregnancy, here are 5 options for you

Advanced medical facilities along with fertility solutions have made it easier for many women to consider a late pregnancy. Here are 5 ways that you can get pregnant, even after 35.
In order to avoid unnecessary complications during pregnancy, it is advisable to undergo a routine checkup such as regular prenatal tests.(Shutterstock)
In order to avoid unnecessary complications during pregnancy, it is advisable to undergo a routine checkup such as regular prenatal tests.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 04, 2018 10:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Manali Shah

Stress in couples during conception could be a likely cause of Down syndrome, says researcher in Pune

 Surekha Ramachandran, founder of Down Syndrome Federation of India, was in the city on Tuesday to announce the second international down syndrome conference which would be held in the city from May 31 to June 2 at The Corinthians Club.
(Left to right) Shweta Ranka and Surekha Ramachandran, founder Down Syndrome Federation of India, at hotel Deccan Rendezvous on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
(Left to right) Shweta Ranka and Surekha Ramachandran, founder Down Syndrome Federation of India, at hotel Deccan Rendezvous on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 30, 2018 04:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Jui Dharwadkar, Pune
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