Down Syndrome - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Down Syndrome


Pushing for inclusivity, hotel hires interns with Down syndrome

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM

A hotel in Davao City provides an avenue for those with Down syndrome to showcase their abilities

Surat terbuka dari ibu anak berkebutuhan khusus untuk para perisak

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Bagaimana perjuangan seorang ibu membesarkan anak berkebutuhan khusus di tengah maraknya kasus bullying di lingkungan sekitar?

#PugadBaboy: Sanctimony

Feb 18, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Son of chief counsel Panelo dies

Jan 06, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Carlo Panelo son of Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo was 27

DUTERTE'S LAWYER. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo visits the wake of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Embracing humanity: 'Yakap,' the documentary on children with special needs

Sep 18, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Without a doubt children with special needs or disabilities and their families are a worthy subject for a film Yet even without these in consideration – and solely by its artistic merits – the documentary film Yakap is worth watching

Screengrab from YouTube/Center for Possibilites Foundation Inc

Down Syndrome forum 'Born This Way' to be held on awareness month

Feb 21, 2016 - 10:36 PM

The forum is scheduled at La Salle College of St Benilde

Miss Possibilities: Where every girl gets a crown

Oct 21, 2015 - 6:03 PM

As the first pageant for girls with special needs in Asia Miss Possibilities celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of each participant

Down Syndrome and 10 things I've learned

Feb 01, 2015 - 11:24 AM

I automatically put all these limitations on my daughter the moment I heard the words Down Syndrome My perception of what Down Syndrome was was so far from what I now know as our reality writes Michelle Ressa Aventajado

Australia authorities track down Thai surrogate 'pedophile'

Aug 07, 2014 - 3:28 PM

The man 56 sparked global controversy for apparently abandoning his Down s syndrome baby boy Gammy in Thailand

CENTER OF CONTROVERSY. Seven-month-old Down's Syndrome baby, Gammy or Naruebet Mincharoen at a hospital in Chonburi province, Thailand, 04 August 2014. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Australia investigates 'pedophile' father in Thai baby scandal

Aug 06, 2014 - 1:32 PM

Official: A full investigation is being conducted into the safety and welfare of the child involved

CENTER OF CONTROVERSY. Seven-month-old Down's Syndrome baby, Gammy or Naruebet Mincharoen at a hospital in Chonburi province, Thailand, 04 August 2014. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

'I will never abandon' Down's baby, says Thai surrogate

Aug 04, 2014 - 4:38 PM

Surrogate mom: I never thought of having an abortion I never thought to abandon him I love him as my own baby he is my baby I love him very much

JOY. Thai surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua (L) with her baby Gammy, born with Down Syndrome, at the Samitivej hospital, Sriracha district in Chonburi province on August 4, 2014. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Australia queries 'moral responsibility' over abandoned Down's baby

Aug 03, 2014 - 2:16 PM

Australia s Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says a question of moral responsibility should determine the fate of a baby born with Down Syndrome reportedly abandoned by an Australian couple with its surrogate mother in Thailand

Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, file photo by William West / AFP

Australian couple leave disabled baby with Thai surrogate: reports

Aug 02, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The reports about the abandonment of the baby discovered to have Down s Syndrome have triggered hundreds to donate to a fundraising page created for him

More than words

Jun 22, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Building relationships should be based on genuine human connection not just some casual dialogue

Graphic by Mara Mercado

Kick Off: Family bonding through football

Sep 17, 2013 - 7:00 PM

This facility is the first of its kind in the country

FERRARI OF ALL TURFS. Kick Off houses a 36' by 18' indoor Limonta Infinity Turf covered field for football enthusiasts. Photo courtesy of Jojo de Luzuriaga

The beauty of teachable moments

Feb 18, 2013 - 7:24 PM

A parent can take a proactive approach by exposing your children to different cultures different foods and during the month of February differently abled people

TEACHABLE MOMENTS ARE SPECIAL. The writer stares lovingly into the eyes of her daughter, Gellibean. Photo by Zoe Tan

Miriam censors self, won't say 'mongoloid' anymore

Jul 18, 2012 - 1:23 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago defends her use of the term mongoloid but tells parents and advocates she will not use it again

[Mother's Day] Gifted with an angel

May 01, 2012 - 9:22 PM

Michelle Ressa Aventajado shares her experiences having a child with Down Syndrome

MOMMY AND HER GELLIBEAN. Michelle could never be happier to have Evangelina in her life.

Step up for Down

Feb 18, 2012 - 1:02 PM

I have learned that approximately 1 in 900 babies worldwide is born with Down Syndrome

GIFT. 'Evangelina has made realize what's truly important in life.'