Down Syndrome, Racial Harmony, & Hearing Impairment Themes in High School Poster Contest Winners

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Today we’re highlighting the top three winners in The Christophers’ 24th Annual Poster Contest for High School Students. Each year, students – grades 9 through 12 – are invited to create a poster that visually interprets the theme, “You Can Make a Difference.” This year’s contest drew over 1,000 entries from high schools across the [Read More...]

“Dancing with the Stars” Contestant Makes Dream Come True for Young Woman with Down Syndrome

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James Maslow has attracted a lot of fans as a singer with the band Big Time Rush. One of those fans, 23-year-old Hannah Wackernagle who was born with Down Syndrome, likes him so much that she made a video asking Maslow to go to her prom with her. The video went viral and came to [Read More...]

Harlem Globetrotters Add Teen with Down Syndrome to Roster

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Eighteen-year-old Kevin Grow from Bensalem, Pennsylvania, became an Internet phenomenon when video of him scoring four three-pointers in a high school basketball game went viral. The sports-loving teen, who was born with Down Syndrome, has now taken his moment in the sun even further. He was recruited to play with the Harlem Globetrotters at the [Read More...]

The Only Disability in Life is a Bad Attitude

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I saw the image below on Christopher Award-winning author Nicole Lataif’s Facebook page today. It’s a picture by photographer Kerri Liles of two of her children, one of whom has Down Syndrome. The picture became so popular that Liles is now selling it as a poster on her website with proceeds going to the initiative [Read More...]


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