HuffPost Canada closed in 2021 and this site is maintained as an online archive. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact support@huffpost.com.

Down syndrome

Video of Reid Demelo’s basketball game has been shared hundreds of times on social media.
The company's new project aims to make speech recognition software more accessible.
A Canadian project shines light on the range of emotions those with the syndrome experience.
As the population dwindles, so does their support, according to a new campaign.
Enrica Andrenacci is an artist, writer, soccer player and more, pursuing her dreams with gumption and drive.
The Canadian project highlights their beautiful relationships.
This mom wants you to know there are ways to make it work.
"Better With You" challenges stereotypes about the disorder.
Attitudes about Down syndrome have shifted considerably in recent decades.
Let's not let our celebrations of increasing visibility detract from the other hard work that is still to be done.
I had failed to talk to the only people who would be best able to tell me what my daughter's experience might be like firsthand.
The medical community and the education system already have their minds made up before they even give him a chance.
In Ontario, a single adult on disability benefits can receive a base rate of up to $1128 a month to live through the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) as well as support for drug, dental and disability related costs. Sounds OK at first glance -- until you look at the cost of living.
By Yona Lunsky and Rob Balogh With the recent federal commitment to increase mental health funding across Canada, we need
Collette Divitto wants to hire thousands of adults with disabilities.
After being rejected for modelling gigs, Asher is now a star.
"I wanted the public to push themselves to look a little closer and to challenge their own feelings toward people with disabilities."
"Emersyn has not only added to our quality of life, she’s touched the hearts of thousands."
“Down syndrome is literally one of the most beautiful things that's ever happened in my life.”