By Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) | ‪#‎WDSD16‬ On Saturday, the MDSC honored Melanie Perkins McLaughlin at our ‪#‎iBelieve‬ Annual Conference with the Allen Crocker Award of Excellence, our most prestigious award, for her incredible breadth of work over the past 8 years advancing our mission. And yesterday, as if to make our point, she was at United Nations Headquarters […]

By World Down Syndrome Day | In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, the National Down Syndrome Congress and six other national Down syndrome organizations are promoting “Random Acts of Kindness” in the United States. In collaboration with Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action, Global Down Syndrome Foundation, International Down Syndrome Coalition, International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, Lumind […]

By National Down Syndrome Congress |

Day 18: Carrie, Rome, New York

“I took the ‘dis’ away from disability and made it my ability to make this world
a better place for all of those with special needs.”


P.C.: flickr

By Remi Merhi |

(CNN) Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old Australian model with Down syndrome, continues to inspire with her latest photo shoot as a beautiful bride.

Stuart is working to change the way people view disabilities.

“She wants people to know that Down Syndrome is a blessing, something to be celebrated,” according to her website.