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Photographer documents father’s experience with paralysis

Ronnie Cahana in hospital scrubs embraced by a woman reclined in bedOne day, Kitra Cahana’s father went from being able to move and speak with ease, to being completely paralyzed with the exception of his eyes. Ronnie Cahana’s condition is known as ‘locked-in syndrome’, the result of a stroke. His only…
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Professor proposes plan to reduce firearm-related suicides

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Right to Bear Arms
In a new law journal article, University of Alabama Law Professor Frederick Vars lays out an innovative proposal to reduce firearm-related suicides by people with severe mental illness or who are otherwise contemplating ending their…
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DREDF releases new “Healthcare Stories”

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Healthcare Videos
In the latest round of videos in its ongoing “Healthcare Stories” series, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund released three new short videos February 5, focused on various barriers faced by people with disabilities in doctor’s office…
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New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer hosts disability awareness workshop

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News from New York
On Friday, October 17, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer hosted a workshop in honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, at Lighthouse International in Midtown…
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History Wednesday

Possibilities increase each year for people with Down syndrome

Headshot of Tim HarrisQuestion: True or False: Historically in the United States, people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome, have had high levels of educational, employment and social opportunities. To see the answer to this question and to learn more about opportunities for people with Down syndrome, click the title above.
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