Model with Down Syndrome to Walk the Runway at Fashion Week
Feb22

Model with Down Syndrome to Walk the Runway at Fashion Week

When Jamie Brewer strides down the catwalk during New York Fashion Week, she will also become the first woman & model with Down syndrome to grace the runway.

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For Special-Care Residents, NY Policy Means Leaving Home
Feb01

For Special-Care Residents, NY Policy Means Leaving Home

Long after lunchtime one recent afternoon, John Cosentino sat at his usual table, eating his usual snacks. On this day, he was the only resident of the Brooklyn Developmental Center in its cavernous cafeteria.

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A Family’s Search For Fragile X Drug Finds Frustration, Hope
Dec22

A Family’s Search For Fragile X Drug Finds Frustration, Hope

For a few weeks last year, Michael Tranfaglia and Katie Clapp saw a remarkable change in their son, Andy, who’d been left autistic and intellectually disabled by fragile X syndrome. Andy, who is 25, became more social, more talkative and happier. “He was just doing incredibly well,” his father says. The improvements came while Andy was taking an experimental drug — a drug made possible by the efforts of his parents....

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Testing Firms Not Complying with Law on Disabled
Dec29

Testing Firms Not Complying with Law on Disabled

A new federal study criticizes the Justice Department for failing to enforce laws that provide disabled students with special accommodations for taking the SAT, bar exam and other high-stakes tests.

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NJ Library Holds Story Time for Kids with Special Needs
Dec29

NJ Library Holds Story Time for Kids with Special Needs

The Hoboken Public Library, 500 Park Ave., will hold an inclusive story time for children with disabilities.

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