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# Down syndrome

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Opinion: If the HSE doesn't understand Down Syndrome, how can it care for those with it?
Children with special needs are what human beings have always aspired to be – selfless, non-judgemental and kind. But they are also very vulnerable.
Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education
We are a society, not a collection of economic units where some of our children can be victimised in the name of “value for money”.
Mother was asked by the HSE if her son 'still had Down syndrome'
The card for her four-year-old son was denied.
Luis Suarez stops for kickabout with young boy with Down Syndrome
Who says he’s not a good guy…
Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal
The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.
This happy little boy from Dublin is more popular than Justin Bieber
A photo of Liam Caseirio has been liked on Facebook by over a million people and shared 30,000 times.
People with Down Syndrome have inspiring messages for mum to be
You won’t want to cry, but you probably will.
Government accused of "pretending to support" Down syndrome support bill
The Government did not oppose Finian McGrath’s bill but TDs were concerned that it would get slowed down by Oireachtas committees.
No contest likely on Down Syndrome bill to provide resource teaching
The Independent bill would mean pupils with Down Syndrome in mainstream schools are guaranteed resource teaching and the Government aren’t objecting.
Government "coming across as very anti-disability", says mum
Noreen Keane’s son Ronan had his medical card removed after a review.
Taoiseach knew about medical card case he says he wasn't told about
Enda Kenny said nobody told him about the case of eight-year-old Ronan Woodhouse at the Fine Gael conference last month, despite committing to meeting the child and his mother at that event.
Mothers granted leave to challenge law on resource hours for children with Down Syndrome
The two mothers have been granted leave to challenge the current rules on resource hours for children with Down Syndrome in the High Court next month.
HSE withdraws, then reinstates, medical card of 6-year-old with Down syndrome
A family faced having to pay for their daughter’s oxygen tanks and feeding tubes after the HSE granted them a GP visit card instead of a full medical card.
Scientists reverse Down syndrome-like learning deficits in mice
Scientists in the US injected a compound into the mice which enabled part of their brains to grow to normal size.
'The happiest day of my life' - New Barca jersey created by Down Syndrome designer
The style was cultivated with the help of newspaper cuttings.
Education Minister quizzed over needs of schoolchildren with Down Syndrome
The group are looking for the Minister to recognise that children with Down Syndrome have complex and enduring needs.
Children with Down Syndrome "let down" by resource allocation
Down Syndrome Ireland is to meet with the Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, on Tuesday.
Down Syndrome Ireland create tourism guide for Dublin
The 88-page book was written, designed, edited and tested by 16 people with Down Syndrome Ireland.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.