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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From Institutions to Group Homes, States and Families Sometimes Face Tough Choices
Oct02

From Institutions to Group Homes, States and Families Sometimes Face Tough Choices

When I look at my six year old daughter, Ava, and the path in front of her, I am fearful. I often hear new parents comfort each other by saying, “It gets easier.” In my case, I fear the opposite. I suspect it’s only going to get more difficult and am continuously steeling my nerves in preparation. Will she be able to function in society as an adult? How independent will she be? Will I be able to provide the financial...

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Manhattan BP Scott Stringer Outraged Over Incompetence of Education Department
Dec30

Manhattan BP Scott Stringer Outraged Over Incompetence of Education Department

Manhattan Borough President and possible 2013 mayoral candidate Scott Stringer blasted the New York City Department of Education at a press conference today.

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New York City Schools Missing Out on Aid for Special Needs
Dec29

New York City Schools Missing Out on Aid for Special Needs

New York City has failed to recover tens of millions of dollars in Medicaid reimbursements for services it provided to special-needs students in recent years.

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