Born This Way

Seven young adults diagnosed with Down syndrome are spotlighted as they defy expectations and pursue personal and professional success.

Season 2 Sneak Peek
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Season 2 Sneak Peek
Season 2 Sneak Peek
Life Lessons: Every Child Is Beautiful
01:03 — Alan talks about how Will has changed Alan's idea of "normal" into something more beautiful for their whole family.
Bonus: Things We Love
01:19 — The "Born This Way" cast describe what they love about one another and about the Down syndrome community.
Bonus: How Bea and Mariano Met
00:37 — Bea recounts the story of how she and Mariano first met in Spain.
Bonus: Kris' Dating Story
01:16 — Kris tells the story about how later-in-life heartbreak helped her learn her most valuable lesson from the best teacher - Megan.
Life Lessons: Jennifer on Classroom Inclusion
01:27 — Jennifer discusses why it was important to her whole family that Joaquin and Sofia attend school with other children and how the U.S. can improve its (more…)
Life Lessons: Alan on Appreciating Small Moments
01:04 — Alan describes the different small moments that become very special with Will and how that has changed the perspective of his other children.
Bonus: Steven's Graduation
00:33 — Claudia and David recount the time Steven graduated as valedictorian from his high school.
Bonus: Claudia's Childhood
01:18 — Claudia discusses what it was like growing up with a father in the Navy and why he and Steven had a special relationship.
Life Lessons: Jennifer on Balance
01:35 — Jennifer discusses the difficulty keeping her attention balanced between her four children, two of whom have Down syndrome.
Inclusivity in Special Ed
02:54 — Sandra, Laurie, and Kris share their perspectives on special ed programs and inclusivity in the United States.
Life Lessons: Laurie and Gary's Early Days
01:37 — Laurie and Gary tell the story of how they started dating and describe the first time Laurie brought Gary to meet her very Italian family.
Life Lessons: Mariano's Vacation
01:28 — Mariano recalls the time his family lost their camera in Toledo and how Bea was able to get it back.
Life Lessons: Alan on the Perfect Family
01:38 — Alan, a father of child with Down syndrome, talks about how his idea of "the perfect family" changed when his son was born.
Life Lessons: Alyse Defines Success
01:18 — Alyse recalls when she learned a big life lesson, redefining what success means for her and her child.
Life Lessons: Alyse on Acceptance
01:32 — Alyse discusses the moment when she learned Felicity had Down syndrome and how she worked to accept the news.
Born This Way Season 3
The award-winning original docu-series Born This WayTM returns for a second season. This season, the young adults and their families continue to live (more…)
Born This Way Season 3
The award-winning original docu-series Born This WayTM returns for a second season. This season, the young adults and their families continue to live (more…)
#LotsOfSocks for World Down Syndrome Day
Join the cast of "Born This Way" in celebrating World Down Syndrome Day by wearing and sharing your most colorful socks.
Bonus: The Lucky Few
Why do you think you're lucky? The cast of "Born This Way" and their parents look at all the reasons they have to feel fortunate.
Bonus: Going Home with Jared
Jared's brother Jeremy talks about growing up with a brother with Down syndrome in this bonus scene from "Oh Baby!"
Bonus: Cole's Graduation
Cole attends his high school graduation and senior prom in this bonus scene from "Unlimited!”
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  • Premiered: December 8, 2015
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: Seven young adults diagnosed with Down syndrome are spotlighted as they defy expectations and pursue personal and professional success. (more)

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