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In the Stacks: Independent Living

This week we’ll be at the annual conference of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)! We’re looking forward to greeting the huge crowd of advocates, activists, educators, administrators, researchers, and professionals all focused on the full independence and participation … Continue reading

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Glaucoma Awareness and the Importance of Eye Health

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Currently, 2.7 million people in the United States over age 40 have glaucoma—a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve and destroy eyesight. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach … Continue reading

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness: the Family Resource

The family is a child’s most vital resource, the stronger the support the healthier the child. Research tells us that most (70%) families of children with Down syndrome adapt and lead ordinary family lives. Furthermore, families report benefiting from having … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness: the Family Aspect

Raising a baby is difficult enough, but how do you prepare yourself to raise a child with Down syndrome? Well, according to Down Syndrome Education Online, the first step is understanding. Stephanie Meredith, writer of Understanding a Down Syndrome Diagnosis, … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). In honor of Down syndrome awareness, NDSS hosts events to celebrate the accomplishments and promote the acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome. NDSS got … Continue reading

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