Down Syndrome

Ronquante Sanders (Chicago Police)

Missing Boy With Down Syndrome Found Safe

Ronquante Sanders, of the 7300 block of North Seeley Avenue, left his home about 11 a.m. Thursday. Police said Sanders safely returned home Friday morning.


Members of UPS for DownS hold a recent training session. (CBS)

Your Chicago: UPS for DownS

CBS 2’s Rob Johnson introduces us to United Parent Support for Down Syndrome.


Prom King

Young Man With Down Syndrome Elected Prom King

A Romeoville man wants the world to know his son was elected high school prom king.

WBBM Newsradio–05/15/2012

Garbage Chute Fall

Disabled Boy Falls Down Garbage Chute, Dies In Gold Coast

Police are investigating an overnight tragedy in the Gold Coast, in which a developmentally disabled 16-year-old boy was found dead in a trash compactor in a high-rise on Astor Street.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

A couple of youngsters play at Gigi's Playhouse, an organization for the families of children with Down syndrome. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Gigi’s Playhouse

From afar, it looks like any other playroom. Kids are laughing — enjoying their toys, books, and each other. But take a closer look and you will see that all of these kids are special. They all have Down syndrome, CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.


School Bus

Driver Is Fired After Leaving Special-Needs Student On Bus For 5 Hours

The Alpha School Bus Co. said Friday it has fired the bus driver who left a special-needs student on a bus in south suburban Crestwood for five hours earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

Governor Pat Quinn (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Federal Funding To Expand Park Ridge Down Syndrome Center

Gov. Pat Quinn announced Saturday that $1.3 million in “Illinois Jobs Now!” capital funding will be used to expand the Adult Down Syndrome Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.