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This Cafe is Run Entirely by Adults with Down Syndrome

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People’s Care is a firm believer and advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities being leaders in the workplace. This café is run entirely by adults with Down syndrome Originally posted by Narjas Zatat (Picture: FACEBOOK.COM/HUGSANDMUGS) Hugs + Mugs is a café in Illinois that is unique, because it’s run completely by adults with Down syndrome. The store…

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Thriving With Cerebral Palsy, Maysoon Zayid: “I got 99 Problems… Palsy is Just One”

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March is CP awareness month, and we absolutely love this inspirational (and hilarious) TED talk by Maysoon Zayid! Maysoon is an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist, and advocate for the disabled, Maysoon Zayid hilariously describes her upbringing and how her palsy is “just one” of her many problems.

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Pets + Children With Autism

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Having a child with autism can keep you busy: doctor’s appointments, therapies, IEP meetings, and more. And then there are the daily challenges of parenting a child with autism. You have plenty to keep you busy – and, yet, at some point, you may have asked yourself, “Should we get a pet? Or would that…

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Becoming a Community Advocate

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If you’re a support staff for an individual with special needs, a child with autism or a caregiver for a senior, you understand the importance of being your own advocate. Insurance companies, school systems, and care centers all have budget constraints, so they’re unlikely to offer more than they have to. It’s up to you to…

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Helping Your Child Overcome Social Anxiety

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Many children with developmental disorders often feel uncomfortable and out of place, which can cause extreme social anxiety. Anxiety can affect a child’s academic performance, friendships, emotional state, and even his physical health. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to help. Plan ahead. It’s almost impossible to learn anything when you’re scared and anxious, and…

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