Nicole Perkins works as a teaching assistant at a Birmingham school for children with learning difficulties.

A teenage model from Northern Ireland has become the first person with Down’s syndrome to win the crown in a global beauty pageant.

These twins have been described as ‘one in a million’ after one of them was born with Down’s syndrome.

Francesca Lockwood is not your average three-year-old.

A teenage mum who graduated school at 36 weeks pregnant celebrated her school prom with a formal in hospital at her sick son’s bedside.

3/21 is World Down Syndrome Day. To celebrate, Finnish photographer Veikko Kähkönen teamed up with FAIDD (The Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) to produce extraordinary pictures of people with Down syndrome.

The inspiration for conducting a photographic duel was brought on by my daughter Kaja who took her camera on a September school trip.

Kinsey French, a special education teacher from Kentucky, not only got engaged in front of her whole class, but also invited her students, all with Down Syndrome, to the ceremony.

This is 20-year-old Daniel Throop. He’s always loved babies but is often refused permission to hold them because he has Down’s Syndrome.

“First and foremost I am” series consists of 21 portraits of people who all have Down syndrome. 21 portrait, since the trisomy of the 21st chromosome causes Down syndrome. I photographed people aged from 9 months to 60 years.

These stunning pictures are straight out of a fairy tale – and the star is none other than model Madeline Stuart.

18-month-old William (Wil) Lawrence, the youngest in his family, was born a little bit different from the rest of his brothers and sisters, but that won’t hold him back.

I am one of those people who have been greatly blessed by growing up with a sister who had Down Syndrome.

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