Down Syndrome

Local Coaches Team Up For Special Football CampHigh school football has been part of the Pittsburgh landscape for as long as most people can remember. This week, two legendary programs are helping to run a special camp.
Advocate For Special Needs Children: Offensive Terms “Hurt Right Down To The Core”Words can often cut like a knife and be just as painful, especially when referring to people with disabilities.
Father Of Boy With Down Syndrome Fired After Asking Co-Workers Not To Use Offensive LanguageA Plum woman is using social media to voice her outrage about a local Chili’s restaurant after her boyfriend was fired.
Access Driver Accused Of Raping Woman With Down Syndrome Going To TrialAn access vehicle driver accused of raping a woman with Down syndrome will go to trial.
Petition To Get Local Man Inducted Into North Hills Sports Hall Of Fame Falls ShortA Facebook petition aimed at getting a local man with Down syndrome inducted into the North Hills Sports Hall of Fame has fallen short.
Local Fan Loves North Hills Sports, Hopes To Make It Into HOFWhen the North Hills High School football team takes the field, no fans are more enthusiastic than the man who has roamed those sidelines for more than 40 years.
Bus Monitor Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Special Needs StudentA school bus monitor is accused of inappropriately touching a girl with special needs.
Local Mom’s Fight Gaining National AttentionConnie Feda encourages her daughter to help make costumes for dolls who look like her. Hannah Feda, 13, has Down Syndrome.
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2 Women With Special Needs Allegedly Sexually AssaultedThe KDKA Investigators have uncovered two disturbing cases of sexual assault that involve women with special needs. A woman with Down syndrome said she was sexually assaulted on an ACCESS bus on the way to a volunteer job.
President Obama Acknowledges Beaver Co. VolunteerTeresa Carr sent a letter to the White House a few months ago asking President Obama to recognize her son, Jeremy, for his volunteer work with a local Vietnam Veterans of America chapter. He has Down Syndrome.