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Music class geared toward students with disabilities

...played instruments before, others not at all.The youths, with disabilities that include such things as autism, down syndrome and brain injuries, divide into groups to try piano, rhythm instruments and guitar.Before class, instructor Kristianne...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2013-04-21/music-class-geared-towa
Schools

...members of one of Ecuador's most successful musicals were barely seen or heard.They are blind, autistic, have Down syndrome or other disabilities. But on stage, the actors, singers and dancers of "Suenos," or "Dreams," easily transcend...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2012-10-03
Arts & Entertainment
Susan J. Minogue Thompson

...11 a.m. at the Soldotna Assembly of God, at the corner of Farnsworth and Coho. In lieu of flower, the family requests that a memorial donation be made to the National Association for Down Syndrome in memory of Susan J. Minogue.

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000163309605
Home for the holidays: Family has a new house thanks to Habitat for Humanity

...home. Fleming said the bus barn decided to donate presents to his family in part due to his son, Aaron, 8, who has Down syndrome. "My son has been the angel of everything," Fleming said. "Aaron melts all the bus drivers' hearts." "The...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121910/new_499768132.shtml
News
Custodian OK'd, but bail not reduced for Eacker

...crass when Movias pointed out that the girl also has Down syndrome. "Quite honestly, I didn't really have many concerns...basically made the comment about the 13-year-old with Down syndrome -- she seemed to suggest that it was her fault that...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/041011/new_813257974.shtml
News
Homer artist to show work in New York City

...and performing arts for World Down Syndrome Day on March 21. Behnke is the...Productions. Behnke, who has Down Syndrome and autism, is entirely self-taught...thesis on artistic savants with Down Syndrome like Behnke. Her son is one of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-03-18/homer-artist-to-show-work-in-new-yor
News
FAS Awareness Day provides education, hope to community

...of their mom's drinking during pregnancy. "It's a leading disability. There are many more cases of FAS than Down Syndrome, autism and spina bifida," she said. Yet, Tinker said the shame of it is that unlike these other birth defects...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/091007/news_3751.shtml
Growing pains

...breathing blue as a smurf, according to Steve. They were told their child might be deaf and blind, or that he might have Down syndrome, a big surprise after what Tesa described as a perfect pregnancy. Just a few hours after his birth, Seth was on a...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/032507/people_0325peo002.shtml
People
Everyday beauty: Alaskan expatriate publishes poem book

...But the constant gust throughout the warm-winded "Zephyr," is her daughter -- 12-year-old Lily, who has Down syndrome. She talked about watching Lily play soccer on the disabled team and how it is to watch the little athletes' theatrics...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/080510/pul_691269701.shtml
Pulse
Kenai man indicted on sexual assault

...charges relating to an alleged Nov. 29 incident when he was discovered having sex with a 32-year-old woman with Down syndrome. Nicasio Castro III, 53, was indicted in district court with two first-degree sexual assault charges, four second-degree...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120809/new_533361581.shtml

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