Archive January 2021

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Comedy Offers A Way To Teach Life Skills To Those With Down Syndrome

The Northeast Ohio-based Stand Up for Downs group has turned to the internet and more specifically Zoom to continue its work of utilizing comedy to help build confidence and life skills for the Down syndrome community.

CDC Study Pinpoints Prevalence Of Intellectual Disability

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are offering up a new estimate of the number of American children with intellectual disability.

Children’s Books Honored For Disability Narratives

Tales about a girl with autism and a boy who’s nonverbal are among the books being honored for portraying the disability experience as part of a prestigious award given alongside the famed Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

How to Get a Covid-19 Vaccine: a State-by-State Guide

The U.S. rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, managed individually by states instead of by the federal government, has been largely uneven and confusing to many seeking the vaccines.

CDC Adds Down Syndrome To COVID-19 ‘Increased Risk’ List

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is acknowledging for the first time that COVID-19 poses an especially high risk for people with Down syndrome.

Covid-19 poses special risks to people like my brother-in-law.

In mid-November, my wife Veronica got a phone call she’d been dreading. Her brother Vincent was very sick, and had been taken by ambulance to our local hospital. Veronica raced there, where she found Vincent febrile and groggy, complaining of abdominal and chest pain. He was placed in the covid-19 unit and given oxygen while we awaited definitive test results.

COVID-19 Relief Leaves Out People With Disabilities a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package, Congress yet again denied stimulus payments to some people with disabilities and failed to offer funding for home- and community-based services.