Stories tagged: Down Syndrome
Sat., March 10, 2018
Marc A. Thiessen: Babies with Down syndrome have a right to life
When Karen Gaffney’s mother found out she would be born with Down syndrome, the doctor said Karen probably would not be able to tie her own shoes. Instead, as Karen …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
Should states ban abortions when Down syndrome diagnosed?
An Ohio bill, if it were to become law, would ban abortions in cases where a pregnant woman has had a positive test result or prenatal diagnosis indicating Down syndrome.
UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Montana siblings team up to create unique art
Artist, whose work covers walls in Whitefish, has a lot of talent and, as some don’t know, Down syndrome.
Sat., Sept. 20, 2014
Olivia Prater, Lucas Morgan to lead Mt. Spokane homecoming dance
Lucas Morgan basked in his coronation as king for a day. His arms shot up in triumph and a big smile broke across his face with the announcement he’d been …
Sat., Aug. 2, 2014
Partners for Work connects employers, people with disabilities
Greg Terhaar surprised his interviewers when they asked him what kind of job he’s seeking. “Working for the government, doing policy-making for disability rights on a global stage,” Terhaar replied.
Fri., Sept. 6, 2013
Teen with Down syndrome masters two-wheeler so she can ride Spokefest
On a recent bike ride with friends and family, Stephanie Traver yelled, “I’m ready for Spokefest!” This is no small feat, considering she couldn’t even ride a bike a month …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2013
T-shirts support work of Guilds’ School
When Hobbs Smith arrived into the arms of his parents, Eric and Mery Smith, a year ago, doctors realized right away that he wasn’t exactly like his two older siblings. …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2011
Vestal: Budget cutter’s plea for millions more in spending shows duality
On Friday, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers issued two news releases. One was full of tiresome rhetorical ballast about the deficit and the debt ceiling. The House had just passed a …
Thu., Aug. 14, 2008
‘Thunder’ sparks storm of protest
Helen Black’s family is accustomed to fighting back when people use the word “retard” to depict people with developmental challenges in an unflattering way. One daughter successfully lobbied her Mead …