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On Facebook, I have been reading a depressing number of articles about police brutality... of people with disabilities, many of whom are Black. (please let me know if you prefer the term African ...
by Tamar Mag Raine
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 11:38 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
On January 21, 2015, Samuel Forrest was called into a private hospital room in Armenia , after his wife gave birth. The doctors told Forrest his son, Leo, was born with Downs Syndrome, ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 66 comments on Sat Feb 07, 2015 at 02:53 AM PST with 95 Recommends
Ruthann Gneiser, a 31 year-old woman living just outside Manitowoc (WI), a few miles from Lake Michigan, fundraised in 2011 for the adoption of her second child, a toddler with Down syndrome from ...
by Ligtvoet
Comment Count 41 comments on Mon Sep 29, 2014 at 03:33 AM PDT with 77 Recommends
( This article originally appeared at Poplitickal ) Well now. Richard Dawkins has sure kicked up a pretty little hornets nest hasn't he. The man, well known for his outspoken Atheism, and more ...
by Toriach
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 06:01 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
There is a diary published earlier today about autism and a newly published study that links certain pesticides with autism. The diarist also asked if Monsanto still wanted to fund anti-vaxxers in ...
by JDWolverton
Comment Count 80 comments on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 07:44 PM PDT with 83 Recommends
This week brought news of a vitally important ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 91 comments on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 12:00 PM PST with 67 Recommends
Tragic news this morning for a Miami-Dade family, who found their 22 year old son, a man who lives with down syndrome, beaten. On his way home, Liko said, “The police followed me.” Liko ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 08:21 AM PST with 20 Recommends
On January 12, in Frederick, Maryland, Robert Ethan Saylor went with his aide to see Zero Dark Thirty. When the movie ended, he refused to leave, saying that he wanted to see the movie again. His ...
by Lollardfish
Comment Count 62 comments on Sun May 05, 2013 at 02:00 PM PDT with 66 Recommends
I published an essay on CNN this morning and am boosting the signal, if I can, because I believe in what I wrote. I'm the father of a boy with Down syndrome and here's the opening (I'm allowed to ...
by Lollardfish
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 08:12 AM PST with 16 Recommends
Ann Coulter is a vile person and her tweet after the debate on Monday night was no exception. It read: ‘I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard’ Most of us ...
by Olympia
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 06:59 PM PDT with 70 Recommends
I found this to be quite an emotional read. Maybe it's just me. Read it here. Dear Ann Coulter, Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t shallow. So why are you continually using ...
by natedogg265
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 04:26 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Having an abortion to prevent a child from being born with Down syndrome or another disability can be a positive moral choice. Okay, now let’s go on (assuming you’re not already plotting my ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 48 comments on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 12:20 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
A San Diego based biotech company, Sequenom, has just introduced a new test procedure for detecting the presence of Downs Syndrome in the fetus that is 98.6% accurate. Unlike previous testing ...
by Keith930
Comment Count 79 comments on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 01:40 PM PST with 20 Recommends
By Patricia Connelly, edited by Jim Luce When her son was eight months old, Eliza Factor hosted a gathering of new parents and babies at her Brooklyn apartment. Although ...
by jimluce
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Oct 20, 2011 at 05:39 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
The Editor at KurzweilAI reports on research from the University of Southern California showing How ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 36 comments on Sun Jul 03, 2011 at 02:55 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
The ability to communicate is a required part of the human experience. To be nonverbal in a world of words is a life sentence of exclusion. KosAbility is a community diary series ...
by debbieleft
Comment Count 69 comments on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 02:00 PM PDT with 55 Recommends
As a news and Internet junkie, I've read so many articles on the health care debate, both for and against, that my head want to explode. I've also read some wonderful diaries here on dKos about ...
by smrichmond
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Jul 16, 2010 at 02:36 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
In the wake of Palin's attack on Rahm Emmanual for using the term "fucking retarded" (which Palin misrepresents as "f-ing retard"), she has repeatedly defended Rush Limbaugh's multiple uses of the ...
by CatM
Comment Count 493 comments on Thu Feb 18, 2010 at 05:37 PM PST with 676 Recommends
Experts View Headline as Desperate Plea for Free Publicity Gambling that a mountain of circumstantial evidence correctly leads to the conclusion that Sarah Palin’s ...
by real satire
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Feb 16, 2010 at 06:32 PM PST with 6 Recommends
I never really spoke to her, other than to say hello, and she never said a word to me, not even to call my name. We never made the other laugh or cry, never basked in the other’s successes or ...
by wbramh
Comment Count 239 comments on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 05:27 AM PST with 352 Recommends