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This documentary series examines the lives of a group of young adults with Down Syndrome. The series looks at the struggles these young people face, as well as the determination they exhibit on their way to personal triumphs. The series debuted in 2015 on A&E.

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on A&E
4 Seasons, 35 Episodes
December 8, 2015
Cast: Sean McElwee, Rachel Osterbach, John Tucker
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Born This Way Full Episode Guide

  • This documentary special follows three predominately deaf families as they raise their children in a hearing world. With many differing opinions about how deaf children should be raised swirling in the social consciousness, these families work to forge their own paths forward and combat the daily social stigmas many deaf people face.

  • Cristina and Angel's wedding date quickly approaches; a nervous Cristina reaffirms her commitment to Angel by surprising him with a gift.

  • With the help of some cute fireman and a self-defense class, Rachel and Megan learn to stay safe while living alone; They celebrate their independence with a no drama party; John and Steven get behind the wheel at last.

  • Megan and Rachel adjust to living independently while Kris and Laurie struggle to let go; Amy looks to Kris and Laurie for guidance as the Kellers start to teach Rocco independence; Sean finds comfort in his relationship with Caley, all the while, he and Sandra have conflicting ideas on how to run his t-shirt business, "Seanese."

  • Cristina and Angel meet with their wedding planner and learn the art of compromise; Rachel celebrates her birthday in Vegas surrounded by friends and family; Megan searches for an additional source of income to further her goal of financial independence and grow her "Megpire."

  • Powerful emotions are brought up for Cristina and Bea while picking out a wedding dress, forcing them to examine the advisability of her upcoming marriage; Elena desires to take her relationship with William to the next level, but an embarrassing family dinner threatens to derail it all; and Megan and John visit the Chopra Center on a journey to health and wellness.

  • Cristina and Angel announce the date of their wedding and begin the process of wedding planning; Rachel asks Megan to be her roommate; John takes the necessary steps towards getting his driver's license; and Sean's determination to get a tattoo drives a wedge between him and his father.

  • The annual Red Carpet Ball becomes more of a joust than a dance when Steven shows up with "Glee'' actress Lauren Potter as his date, upsetting Megan in the process.

  • Elena introduces John Tucker to her homeland as her nation bestows an honor upon her. With Japan's new and improved attitude towards the Down syndrome community, will Hiromi be able to convince.

  • The group visit a dude ranch hoping for a getaway, but things don't go as planned. Also: Elena finishes barista training and Angel starts getting cold feet about marriage.

  • The group discuss love, relationships and sexuality, but Cristina struggles to do so with Mariano and Bea.

  • The group rally around a friend who suffered heartbreak; Rachel gets a call back for her first film audition; Sean throws a "Man Shower" for his friend and gets help from Fathers and Sons.

  • Rachel gets an audition for a film; John discovers a new side to his father; and a shocking event drastically changes the group dynamic.

  • In an attempt to get her mother out of her love life, Megan enlists Sean and Elena to help Kris find a guy to occupy her time.

  • Rachel tries to pursue acting; Megan and Steven plan a second date, but it goes awry after it turns into a group activity; Sean battles with a tough decision that could impact his future; and a new person arrives.

  • The group overcome fears while on an adventure. Also: Steven and Megan go on a date.

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