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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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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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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 11 – Friday, May 15

Human Interest: Audree Norton, who paved way for deaf actors, dies at 88 (The New York Times) Audree Norton, a Deaf actress whose fight to be cast on a television show in the late 1970s greatly helped the careers of … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español Education: Another voucher bill – for students with special needs – advancing in legislature (Chalkbeat Tennessee) While bills that would bring private school vouchers to Tennessee have made headlines this year, a more … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 2 to Friday, March 6

Accessible Living: New housing concept emerging for those with disabilities (Disability Scoop) A new housing development in Noah’s Landing, FL, will provide safe, affordable housing for adults with developmental disabilities. The project is expected to alleviate a serious need for … Continue reading

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