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Local woman with Down syndrome graduates

Local woman with Down syndrome graduates | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
Angela Long says she was out to prove other people wrong when she set her sights on getting a college degree.
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Letter: Consumers deserve right to choose - The Journal News | LoHud.com

Letter: Consumers deserve right to choose - The Journal News | LoHud.com | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
Letter: Consumers deserve right to choose
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Workshops should remain as a choice for consumers. Consumers and their families should have the right to choose what is best for them.
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TV Series To Examine Life During Transition - Disability Scoop

TV Series To Examine Life During Transition - Disability Scoop | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
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TV Series To Examine Life During Transition
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Lewis, Hilly, Lucy, Megan and Sam all have intellectual disabilities and live together in Brighton, England. They are featured in a new series ...
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Editorial: Legislature needs to protect vulnerable adults from abuse - The State

Editorial: Legislature needs to protect vulnerable adults from abuse - The State | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
The State Editorial: Legislature needs to protect vulnerable adults from abuse The State Columbia, SC — THE STATE Department of Disabilities and Special Needs provides residential and day programs for 13,000 South Carolinians with severe...
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Restaurant Owner Tim Harris: "I Have Down Syndrome. I Am Awesome."

Tim Harris has no time for limitations. The Albuquerque restaurant owner and multiple Special Olympic medalist has far too many hugs to give. ------- SUBSCRI...
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Tim is SUPER AWESOME!

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Farm creates workplace for people with disabilities - WDIV Detroit

Farm creates workplace for people with disabilities - WDIV Detroit | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
Farm creates workplace for people with disabilities
WDIV Detroit
TO SEE PEOPLE JUST BLOSSOM WHEN THEY'RE GIVEN THE RESPECT THAT THEY EARN AS ADULTS. AND THERE'S EVEN A ...
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Health Care Issues Affecting Aging Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Human Rights Commission to target Down Syndrome discrimination - International News - Keep up with Newstalk ZB

Human Rights Commission to target Down Syndrome discrimination -  International News - Keep up with Newstalk ZB | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
The Human Rights Commission is to prioritise Down Syndrome discrimination in light of the recent case of an Australian couple who abandoned their surr ...

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NEW LAW: Employees to Undergo FBI Fingerprinting Before Working With People with Disabilities

NEW LAW: Employees to Undergo FBI Fingerprinting Before Working With People with Disabilities | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
BOSTON, Aug. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed into law a bill that promises to close a loophole and protect people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the Commonwealth from out-of-state criminals.
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New law in Massachusetts !  Let's get it in every state!

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Concordia to open college for students with developmental disabilities - BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)

Concordia to open college for students with developmental disabilities BizTimes.com (Milwaukee) “People with developmental disabilities often find it very challenging to discover postsecondary opportunities,” said John Bauer, Ph.D., president and...
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Life with Charley: Big Dreamers

Life with Charley: Big Dreamers | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
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Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty in Hit-Run That Killed Girl

Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty in Hit-Run That Killed Girl | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
A former NYPD officer pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident in the June hit-and-run that killed a girl with Down syndrome on Long Island.
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Elardo faces a year and a third to four years in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 14. 

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Families Share Stories in Greenwich with Legislators: Life after Cuts to Dept. of Developmental Services

Families Share Stories in Greenwich with Legislators: Life after Cuts to Dept. of Developmental Services | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
At the Cos Cob home of David and Lynn Arezzini on Saturday, State Rep Fred Camillo (R-Dist. 151), State Rep. Livvy Floren (R-DIst. 149) and Steve Walko (R-Dist.
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Windsor residents participate in Freedom Tour movement - Kings County Register/Advertiser

Windsor residents participate in Freedom Tour movement - Kings County Register/Advertiser | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
Windsor residents participate in Freedom Tour movement
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Now she's fighting for others to have that chance.
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Son with Down syndrome inspires Ala. artist

Shoals artist Martha Beadle said she thinks of her abilities and style as a gift.

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We all have a story. 

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Special Hero indeed

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Mother opens program for disabled adults - The Daily News Journal

Mother opens program for disabled adults - The Daily News Journal | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
Mother opens program for disabled adults
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He has been opening doors for us since I started taking that vision seriously.
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Yes, My Adult Son with Down Syndrome Lives at Home - Huffington Post

Yes, My Adult Son with Down Syndrome Lives at Home - Huffington Post | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
Yes, My Adult Son with Down Syndrome Lives at Home
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The first thing you should know is this: My son Marcus is an adult with Down syndrome and he lives with us, not because he has to, but because we want to live together.
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Katy Entrepreneur With Down Syndrome Jams With Best Businesses in Texas - News 92 FM

Katy Entrepreneur With Down Syndrome Jams With Best Businesses in Texas - News 92 FM | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
Katy Entrepreneur With Down Syndrome Jams With Best Businesses in Texas News 92 FM HOUSTON (Covering Katy) – A Katy entrepreneur with Down syndrome owns one of six Houston-area businesses named by H-E-B as finalists in a search for new products...
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Parents Still Fighting Plan to Uproot Disabled Adults - www.app.com

Parents Still Fighting Plan to Uproot Disabled Adults - www.app.com | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
Parents Still Fighting Plan to Uproot Disabled Adults www.app.com Chris Christie's decision to conditionally veto the legislation has left the Altrudas – and hundreds of other parents and legal guardians for developmentally disabled adults – upset...
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An update from New Jersey

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Affordable Care Act benefits soar for Oregonians with developmental ... - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Affordable Care Act benefits soar for Oregonians with developmental ... - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
Affordable Care Act benefits soar for Oregonians with developmental ...
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Article claims that families are eligible for many more services, but lack the caregivers to access them.

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Hanover business owner hopes to provide employment for special-needs adults - The Evening Sun

Hanover business owner hopes to provide employment for special-needs adults - The Evening Sun | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
Hanover business owner hopes to provide employment for special-needs adults The Evening Sun Myers hopes to put employees on his payroll who might otherwise struggle to find work, including people who are on the autism spectrum or have other...
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Advocates Cracking Down On Sheltered Workshops - Disability Scoop

Advocates Cracking Down On Sheltered Workshops - Disability Scoop | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
A nationwide effort is underway to lodge federal complaints against sheltered workshops that are not fully complying with the law.
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Eliminate illegal practices, not the whole system.

 

The comments on this article are telling the other side of the story of "cracking down on sheltered workshops."

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Dr. Lauren Lindstrom explores the inexorable link between disability ...

Dr. Lauren Lindstrom explores the inexorable link between disability ... | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
... and Transition for Exceptional Individuals which can be accessed free through the end of the year explores this matter and its effects on the career trajectories of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Company Helps Disabled Teens and Adults Book ... - AMS Vans Blog

Company Helps Disabled Teens and Adults Book ... - AMS Vans Blog | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
Rather, it's a specialized travel agency that helps young adults and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities plan their own trips. ... Executive director Leslie Peterson says, “Many of our travelers have jobs already.
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Harkin: 'We've got work to do' for disabled Americans - DesMoinesRegister.com

Harkin: 'We've got work to do' for disabled Americans - DesMoinesRegister.com | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
WFMZ Allentown Harkin: 'We've got work to do' for disabled Americans DesMoinesRegister.com After Harkin's speech, Stephanie Reagan Iavarone, daughter of Bill Reagan — who oversaw treatment for the intellectually and developmentally disabled...
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