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What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

According to the Genetics Home Reference at the US National Library of Medicine, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a “genetic disorder that affects the control of muscle movement” and “is caused by a loss of specialized nerve cells in the … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 27 to Friday, May 1

Aqui puede leer este articulo en espanol Human Interest: When strangers assume your girlfriend is your nurse (The Washington Post) Shane has lived his entire life with spinal muscular atrophy. That’s 22 years, save the first three, that he has … Continue reading

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

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Culture: Being funny is Shannon DeVido’s world (The Philadelphia Inquirer) Shannon DeVido gets her laughs as a stand-up comedian, improvisational sketch artist, and host of her YouTube show, “Stare at Shannon.” “I’ve done … Continue reading

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