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Making Your Way in the World – Resources for Young People with DS and Their Families

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Society. Down syndrome (DS) is a genetic disorder that results in intellectual and developmental disability. It can also cause physical disabilities, such as heart conditions, and sensory disabilities, … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 9 to Friday, May 13

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: Born without hands, girl wins national handwriting contest (Disability Scoop) Anaya Ellick’s penmanship is so good, she recently won a national handwriting contest. That’s impressive for any seven-year-old, but even more … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 18 to Friday, April 22

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Consumer Advocacy: Hearing aid prices under pressure from consumer electronics (The New York Times) The consumer electronics industry is encroaching on the hearing aid business, offering products that are far less expensive and … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 4 to Friday, April 8

Media: Ad campaign targets Hollywood disability references (Disability Scoop) With a new advertising campaign, Family Member, a disability advocacy group, is putting Hollywood on notice that it is not acceptable to mock people with disabilities. A quarter-page advertisement running in … Continue reading

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What is Down syndrome?

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and, this week, the staff at NARIC would like to highlight Down syndrome. The Mayo Clinic defines Down syndrome as a genetic disorder that is “caused when abnormal cell division results in extra genetic … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 7 to Friday, March 11

Caregiving: Living with the parents I’m losing to Alzheimer’s (The New York Times) In 2010, after several disturbing phone calls from and about her aging parents, Elizabeth Wolf moved back from Vermont to her parents’ home in New Jersey. She … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, February 29 to Friday, March 4

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Education: Grim statistics show city still failing to evaluate, serve many students with disabilities (Chalkbeat New York) Newly released data show that New York City is struggling to monitor and provide services to … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, January 11 to Friday, January 15

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Education: New Sisters High program helps students plan beyond graduation (The Bulletin, Bend, OR) A high school in Sisters, OR has launched a transition program for special education students after a year of … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 17 – Friday, August 21

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: Found near death in Grant Park, a loner pit bull has a new best friend (Chicago Tribune) Merit, a young pit bull, was found near death in Chicago’s Grant Park. After … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Policy: The limitations of ABLE accounts for the disabled (Reuters) After a decade of lobbying by disability advocates, Congress passed The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act before adjourning in December. The … Continue reading

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