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Years-Long Waiver Wait Takes Toll

Aging parents are struggling with the unknown as they wait years in hopes of gaining Medicaid waivers and the needed services they bring for their adult
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This is why it's so important to learn about HCBS waivers and the changes that are coming.  If you're interested in learning about these changes, join us at the 321 eConference http://www.321elearning.net/2016-econference-main/2016-session-schedule/medicare-waivers-accessing-adult-services/
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Legislature eliminates legal counsel requirement for disabled adults if parents seek guardianships

Legislature eliminates legal counsel requirement for disabled adults if parents seek guardianships | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
Utah will no longer require that disabled adults whose biological or adoptive parents petition courts to become their legal guardians have their own legal counsel under a bill passed Thursday by Utah
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Expat Down Syndrome star’s handwriting makes history | Olive Press Spain

Expat Down Syndrome star’s handwriting makes history | Olive Press Spain | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it

Reuben and Manni Coe EXCLUSIVE By Tom Powell AN expat with Down Syndrome has become the unlikely star of an English cathedral. Reuben Coe, the man behind the...

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Reuben Coe, the man behind the recently launched Reuben’s World blog, has seen his handwriting used as the font for Norwich’s historic cathedral.

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PBSO settles with Down syndrome man shot

PBSO settles with Down syndrome man shot | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has settled with the 17-year-old Down syndrome man shot by a deputy, according to the man's attorney.
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Other reports say the settlement amount was $500,000.  

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Vaccine targeting Alzheimer’s in people with Down syndrome

Vaccine targeting Alzheimer’s in people with Down syndrome | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
Plans for the world’s first clinical trial for a vaccine targeting Alzheimer’s disease-like characteristics in those with Down syndrome have been announced
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Dr. Michael Harpold,  LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation’s Chief Scientific Officer, stated: “We are very excited the LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation has been able to work and join together with AC Immune, UC San Diego and NIH in establishing the first ever private-public partnership for a clinical trial in the field of Down syndrome.

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Police: Mother tried to poison daughter who has Down syndrome

Police: Mother tried to poison daughter who has Down syndrome | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
An Upstate mother is accused of trying to murder her daughter who has Down syndrome by poisoning her with medication.
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Another horrible story.  Murder should never be considered an option. How do we get supports to the people who need them most?

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Justice for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Justice for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
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Important information highlighting the different and unfair ways people with intellectual disabilities are treated by the criminal justice system.

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When You Believe

Featuring James Smith & Scotty Carter Director/Producer, Pamela Curnel Filmmaker/Editor, Constantin Szocol There are very few young adults with Down syndrome...

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Have fun in college James & Soctty !  #NoLimits #Downsyndrome #PostSecondaryEd 

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Four Bodies in Elmhurst

Four Bodies in Elmhurst | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
Of the roughly 5 million people in the United States living with intellectual and developmental disabilities today, around 71 percent live at home with a family caregiver; of that 71 percent, a full 25 percent — more than 860,000 people — live with a caregiver who is 60 or older.
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"Of the roughly 5 million people in the United States living with intellectual and developmental disabilities today, around 71 percent live at home with a family caregiver; of that 71 percent, a full 25 percent — more than 860,000 people — live with a caregiver who is 60 or older. "

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Strong families: Local residents speak on raising children with Down syndrome

Strong families: Local residents speak on raising children with Down syndrome | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
In the 43 years between the births of Shane Ludwig and Preston Taylor, who both are diagnosed with Down syndrome, their parents agree that much has improved in society for their special family members.
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Amy's Story : Taking part in Down Syndrome Research

A video by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust [CPFT] [www.cpft.nhs.uk] filmed and produced by Serco Video and Photography ...
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Down syndrome organization to unveil major employment campaign this week - My Fox Boston

Down syndrome organization to unveil major employment campaign this week - My Fox Boston | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
This week, a local down syndrome organization will unveil a new public awareness campaign aimed at opening the eyes of local employers to the power of people with down syndrome in the workplace.
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Fear grows among parents of adult children with special needs who live on ... - LA Daily News

Fear grows among parents of adult children with special needs who live on ... - LA Daily News | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
In Rowland Heights, 77-year-old Sally Milano prepares her last wishes to make sure her son Philip will be cared for, from his health down to clean shirts hanging in his closet and his shoes checked for holes.
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Most people saw limits for this boy with Down syndrome. His parents saw potential.

Most people saw limits for this boy with Down syndrome. His parents saw potential. | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
Most people saw limits for this boy with Down syndrome. His parents saw potential.
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Colts Bring "Cheer" to Down Syndrome of Indiana

The Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders come together to support Down Syndrome of Indiana and local youth in preparations for a special pre-game performance at t...

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Modeling Success for People with Disabilities | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Modeling Success for People with Disabilities | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it

In honor of Birth Defect Awareness Month, Vocational Rehabilitation shares the story of a young woman with Down syndrome who found success on the job.

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"Stephanie Perkins, who has Down syndrome, has a dream — and she’s determined to make it come true."

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Is Prozac a Treatment for Down Syndrome? | MIT Technology Review

Is Prozac a Treatment for Down Syndrome? | MIT Technology Review | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it

The disorder known as trisomy 21 is untreatable. Or is it? Some families think an antidepressant could help.

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Families Caring for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Speak-out Against DHHS Funding Formula

Families Caring for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Speak-out Against DHHS Funding Formula | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
"People with disabilities are not a SIS number — we've been labeled all of our lives," Mcdougal said. "We are not a score or a number — we have a voice. We have feelings. We are people and individuals."
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Judge approves deal to expand job options for Oregonians with disabilities

Judge approves deal to expand job options for Oregonians with disabilities | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
A federal judge has approved an agreement that calls for 1,115 developmentally disabled Oregonians to receive state support and coaching to gain jobs that offer at least 20 hours of work a week and pay minimum wage or more by June 30, 2022.
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Go Down Syndrome

A little background on this. My daughter and I were watching the premier of Born This Way on TLC and one of the cast member was upset to be called "Down Synd...

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One young sibling expresses #DownSyndromePride in response to watching #BornThisWay !  

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5 Incredible Women With Down Syndrome

5 Incredible Women With Down Syndrome | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it

According to the CDC, about 6,000 babies are born each year with Down syndrome (roughly 1 in every 700 babies have the syndrome).

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Great spotlight on women who have #Downsyndrome 

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Surprising idea for special education students: Go to college

Surprising idea for special education students: Go to college | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
For some Portland-area young adults with intellectual disabilities, college will in fact be possible. Portland State University is preparing to open an entire program next year that will allow students with intellectual disabilities to get the coaching and support they need to go to college.
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Arizona teen with Down syndrome achieves life dream, wants to 'pay it forward ... - ABC15 Arizona

Arizona teen with Down syndrome achieves life dream, wants to 'pay it forward ... - ABC15 Arizona | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
A Prescott Valley teen who has overcome a lot in his life got to experience his life's dream, and now wants to "pay it forward" and help out a total stranger.
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Woman with Down syndrome launches company - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Woman with Down syndrome launches company - The San Diego Union-Tribune | Adults who have Down syndrome | Scoop.it
Young Encinitas entrepreneur has opened a sewing business with her mom
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This Is What Sex Ed for the Intellectually Disabled Looks Like | Broadly

A lack of sexual education has an impact in all aspects of a person's life, so why are intellectually disabled people given so few opportunities to learn about sex on their own terms?
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