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National Disability Employment Awareness Month


  Posted on Oct 11, 2017 - 2:48pm

There’s a lot going on in October, including National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM is an opportunity to bring to light the skills and abilities that inclusion has to offer. Happily, businesses are beginning to recognize this. According to Disability Scoop, while even though less than 1 in 5 wi...


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AAC Awareness Month


  Posted on Oct 9, 2017 - 1:06pm

October is Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) Awareness Month! Many people aren’t aware of, or don’t understand AAC. For those whom communication is difficult or impossible, AAC allows them to express their needs and wants, and more fully participate in decisions that affect their lives. AAC also...


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Rett Syndrome Awareness Month


  Posted on Oct 3, 2017 - 12:07pm

October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month. But what is Rett Syndrome? Rett Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects girls almost exclusively. Extremely rare, fewer than 1,000 U.S. girls are diagnosed each year. Worldwide, Rett Syndrome occurs in 1 out of every 10,000 female births. The syndrome is caused by a...


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October Awareness Month And Observances


  Posted on Oct 2, 2017 - 1:33pm

Fall is here: Falling leaves, warm cozy sweaters, and, of course, Halloween! But October is also filled with awareness days and observances. It's a busy month, and here’s what PRC has in store: Rett Syndrome Awareness Month Affecting mostly girls, Rett Syndrome is a rare, non-inherited genetic disorder. Girls affec...


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International Ataxia Awareness Day


  Posted on Sep 25, 2017 - 10:24am

How much do you know about ataxia? If you’re like most people, you may never have heard of it, yet 150,000 people in the U.S. are affected. Ataxia is a degenerative disease of the nervous system, consisting of the loss of full control of muscle movements. Common symptoms include: Lack of coordination Slurred spe...


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National Rehabilitation Week


  Posted on Sep 19, 2017 - 12:10pm

It’s National Rehabilitation Week! The National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation (NRAF) recognizes the third full week of September as National Rehabilitation Week (Rehab Week), to educate people about the benefits of rehabilitation and the capabilities of people with disabilities. Nearly fifty million Americans ...


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