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