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My Turn: Be aware of environmental health dangers; work to protect children

...Seventeen percent of U.S. children have a developmental disability. The National Academy of Sciences reports that...numbers mean nearly one in 20 children has a developmental disability resulting from environmental exposures. One...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/103101/opE_myturn2.shtml
Opinion
Raising awareness of disabled employees

...jobs they're interested in." About 15 people with disabilities ranging from paralysis and deafness to a developmental disability plan to work Wednesday at jobs that make the best use of the person's abilities. The mentoring day is part...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101403/loc_disabled.shtml
News
My Turn: The human face of fetal alcohol syndrome

...fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) diagnosis before age 6; not being a victim of violence; and eligibility for Developmental Disability services. Some misconceptions include: People outgrow it; behavior problems result from poor parenting...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092004/opi_myturn.shtml
Opinion
A messy business

...experienced pottery teacher from The Canvas, as well as an opportunity for an adult artist who experiences a developmental disability to gain experience as a teaching assistant. The model worked well to support everyone involved, and most importantly...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053010/nei_646772147.shtml
Neighbors
Briefly

...Juneau's 24 athletes range in age from 10 to 42. The program's activities are open to any person with a developmental disability who is between the ages of 8 and 80. The athletes are now training for winter events, which include snowshoeing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010500/Com_nbriefptr.html
Comm
Fetal alcohol problem takes toll on families

...35,000 a year, Worley said. But fetal alcohol syndrome and effects aren't officially recognized as a developmental disability and often go undiagnosed, Worley said. Aaron would welcome help. ``The world's a crazy place, you know...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102199/Loc_fetal.html
Local
State backs away from changing rules for disabled

...Helping people live at home is still cheaper than nursing home care. The average cost of serving someone with a developmental disability through home-based services is $58,700 a year, compared to about $100,000 in a nursing home. It's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112102/sta_rules.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Juneau's 24 athletes range in age from 10 to 42. The program's activities are open to any person with a developmental disability who is between the ages of 8 and 80. The athletes are now training for winter events, which include snowshoeing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010500/Com_nbriefptr.shtml
Reach Inc. to celebrate 30th anniversary

...children and their families. Advocacy, technical assistance and case management support to individuals seeking developmental disability services and those who are already eligible and on the wait-list for services. Support services to children...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091908/nei_334263003.shtml
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