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Particulate fouls icy Fairbanks air

...from air polluted with suspended particulate that can cause irregular heartbeat or a heart attack. Diagnosed with Down syndrome, Lee is not in position to take his doctors' stronger suggestion - moving away from his hometown air."They gave...
Ketchikan girl gets a lift from shop student

...Before work began on the project, teachers had been placing cardboard boxes under the chair the child, who has Down syndrome, was using.Sweetman and Thomas agreed that a student should be involved. Thomas said he chose Showalter because...
The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members

...providing children and adults with Down syndrome and other mental and physical...children who have are diagnosed with Down syndrome and other disabilities before...daughter was unexpectedly born with Down syndrome. The baby's parents sued their...
Umbs calms home waters for Juneau

...finished with 221, Ketchikan 160, East 83, Petersburg 81, Sitka 71, TMHS 24 and Craig 20. Umbs, who was born with Down Syndrome, is 16 but is cognitively about 9 or 10. Yet passions have no age limit or requirement or physical limitations and...
CMV poses great risk to babies

...other well-known infections and syndromes including Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Spina Bifida and Pediatric...heard of CMV, compared with 97 percent who had heard of Down Syndrome and 98 percent who had heard of HIV/AIDS. According...
Retired teacher receives honors Students with low-incidence disabilities are blind or deaf or have severe disabilities such as autism or Down syndrome. Sometimes such children have more than one disability. About 1 million American children and youth have low-incidence...
Juneau Empire Story Archive in Mexico - a bit closer to home. She will be going to Puerto Vallarta in October and taking school supplies for Down Syndrome children. She plans to take a team of women with her. Anyone interested should call her at 789-4972. Ann Chandonnet...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...high probability of developing at least a 50 percent delay, including those with conditions such as cerebral palsy or Down syndrome. Alaska is one of only six states that require delays to be that great before a child is guaranteed services, said...
Advocates for disabled aim to protect Medicaid funding

...differ from other users of the (Medicaid) system," said Elizabeth Edmands, an Anchorage mother of a daughter with Down syndrome and chairwoman of the advisory council's Legislative Committee. People such as her daughter, who also was born...
Southern Oregon University claims a culture of acceptance for the disabled

...months ago to remove a 20-year-old student with Down syndrome from an art class stirred controversy in the press and...everyone. Eliza Schaaf, a 20-year-old woman with Down syndrome, was able to enroll in SOU as a non-admitted student...


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