Down Syndrome

Keston Ott-Dahl with Daughter Delaney

Bay Area Family Delivers Petition To Disney Asking For Film Characters With Down Syndrome

A Bay Area family that started an online petition to ask Disney to introduce movie characters with disabilities delivered 75,000 signatures to studio headquarters in Burbank on Wednesday.

11/26/2014

A child wears a princess costume from the film 'Frozen' (Keston Ott-dahl)

Disney Responds To Antioch Mother’s Petition To Represent Children With Down Syndrome

An Antioch mother’s campaign to get Disney to represent children with Down syndrome in its films has grabbed tens of thousands of signatures and the attention of Disney headquarters.

11/12/2014

A child wears a princess costume from the film 'Frozen' (Keston Ott-dahl)

Antioch Mom’s Petition Demanding Disney Include Down Syndrome Princess In Film Nears Goal

An Antioch couple says a little more diversity in popular culture could go a long way to prevent the bullying of children with disabilities, and they’re calling on Disney to make a change.

11/10/2014

Photo Credit: Disneyworld

Bay Area Mom Petitions Disney To Show Role Models With Down Syndrome In Animated Movies

A Bay Area mother of a child with Down syndrome and a big fan of animated Disney movies has gathered tens of thousands of signatures in a petition urging the studio to show characters with Down syndrome as heroes.

10/17/2014

Screen shot of the photos that were flagged by Facebook. (Diana Cornwell)

Facebook Blocks Woman’s Account For Posting Pics Of Down Syndrome Son

A North Carolina woman claims Facebook locked her account after she posted pictures of her son, who has Down’s syndrome, participating in a Special Olympics event.

04/25/2012

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