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Strangers Step Up For Man With Down Syndrome Who Lost Beloved Film Collection in Fire

When a wildfire quickly started to spread towards their community, the Orsillos only had 20 minutes to evacuate their home of 26 years. While they were able to grab photographs and important documents, they had to leave behind Mark Orsillo’s most prized possessions: his movie collection. The 34-year-old man with

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Woman With Down Syndrome Fulfills Dream of Presenting Weather Forecast on National TV

It had always been this young Frenchwoman’s dream to present the weather – and thanks to over 200,000 people, her wish was granted. 21-year-old Mélanie Segard, who has Down syndrome, presented the weekend weather forecast on the national public television channel France 2 on Tuesday night. Segard had been training

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Teacher Creates Chairs From Tennis Balls to Soothe Autistic Students

This elementary school teacher went above and beyond for her students with sensory issues just by using paint, a hot glue gun, and a few tennis balls. Amy Maplethorpe, a first grade speech-language pathologist at Raymond Ellis Elementary School in Round Lake, Illinois created special textured chairs for her students with

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Watch Boy With Down Syndrome Dance With Gaga to “Born This Way”

10-year-old Nico Perry may be non-verbal, but his happy little dance-along with his favorite pop star says it all. Nico has Down syndrome as well as being functionally non-verbal – so when Lady Gaga started her performance of “Born This Way” at the Super Bowl half-time show, Nico couldn’t agree more.

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Young Man With Down Syndrome Ignores Naysayers, Opens Own Business

A 20-year-old with Down syndrome becomes the youngest business owner in town this weekend during the grand opening of a venture that combines his two favorite passions – people and snow cones. Blake Pyron had a hard time finding a job in this small Texas town after the restaurant closed

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