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DETROIT (AP) — The council that governs high school sports in Michigan has decided that a 19-year-old student with Down syndrome can participate in athletics during his senior year. Dean Dompierre says he found out Thursday that the Michigan High...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A 19-year-old with Down syndrome took his case for high school sports eligibility to state lawmakers Wednesday, arguing that Michigan should join a growing number of states that consider age-limit exemptions for student...
FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Students at Northwest Rankin High School chose character over grades and elected a girl with Down syndrome as their homecoming queen. Students feel Katelyn Simpson's hard work and sunny temper make her someone to look up to,...
PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — The mother of a girl with Down syndrome is suing a Detroit-area school district, saying officials didn't prevent the 15-year-old from being sexually assaulted by another student. Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is being...
CASS COUNTY—A program in Cass County, Michigan is providing comfort to people who care for loved ones with Alzheimer's, dementia, Down syndrome and autism. Project Lifesaver is a way to locate people who may wander away from their homes. The...
STEVENAGE, England (AP) — Eden Sawczenko used to recoil when other little girls held her hand and turned stiff when they hugged her. This year, the 4-year-old autistic girl began playing with a robot that teaches about emotions and physical...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists in Europe are reporting they used a simple blood test on pregnant women to diagnose Down syndrome in their unborn children. Down syndrome, which results in cognitive delays, is caused by having an extra copy of a...
John C. Ford Jr., who as a young World War II cryptanalyst was part of a team whose work resulted in the shooting down of the bomber carrying Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, died Wednesday from respiratory failure at a son's Arnold home. He was 94....
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When Ramona Burton became pregnant with her second child this year, the 37-year-old knew that her age put her baby at an elevated risk for Down syndrome, even though screening with ultrasound and standard blood tests raised no warning flags. Burton...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New, non-invasive tests for chromosomal disorders should be reserved for pregnant women with a higher-than-average risk of having a baby with Down syndrome, doctors said this week. The screening tests, which find small amounts...
KTLA NewsSANTA MONICA, Calif. (KTLA) -- A veteran Los Angeles Police Department detective has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest ride on a Ferris wheel. Det. Gus Martinez, who has been with the LAPD since 1994, rode the 130-foot-tall Pacific Ferris...
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