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Earliest probable case of Down syndrome

Earliest probable case of Down syndrome

The earliest probable case of Down syndrome in the archaeological record comes from a 5- to 7-year-old child who lived in medieval France some 1,500 years ago. Archaeologists originally discovered the skeleton of the child in 1989, when they excavated it along with 93 other skeletons from a fifth- to sixth-century necropolis located just south of the Abbey of Saint-Jean-des-Vignes in northeastern France. The child was likely not to have been stigmatized in life, given that the body was treated in a similar way to others buried at the site.

Doctors put lower value on lives of the disabled

Doctors put lower value on lives of the disabled

People with special needs are diagnosed more slowly, receive worse treatment and may even be less likely to be resuscitated. Charities said the study, a three-year investigation by Bristol University academics into hundreds of deaths, proved that the lives of disabled people are valued less than those of others.

Waiter defends patron with special needs

Waiter defends patron with special needs

A waiter at Laurenzo's steakhouse in Houston, Texas, is being applauded across the internet for refusing to serve a party who complained about being seated next to a child with Down's syndrome.