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Experimental cancer drug reverses intellectual disability in mice.


When the drug was given to mice it could reverse the damage of a genetic mutation which prevents the formation of new neurons.

An experimental cancer drug may help reverse the effects of an intellectual disability known as fragile X syndrome, which is commonly found in people with autism, researchers said. 310 more words


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Creating accessible research outputs is supported by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The preamble to the CRPD recognises the importance of accessibility… 546 more words


Making the "Short" Bus Cool

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Michael Beers grew up in Missoula, MT riding the “short bus” to school.  Today Michael works at Summit Independent Living in Missoula as the Youth Transitions Coordinator. 

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by David Morstad

Several years ago, an interdisciplinary team meeting was held concerning a man with a developmental disability.  The man in this case, I’ll call him R.J.,  had spent a lifetime being described with various euphemisms.  608 more words

Search underway for missing man in Sunrise, FL - WSVN-TV - 7NEWS

SUNRISE, Fla. (WSVN) — Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man who went missing from his Sunrise home, Saturday morning.

According to Sunrise Police, 24-year-old Phenerde Ulysse was last seen walking eastbound from the 10200 block of Northwest 31st Court, just after 6:15 a.m. 16 more words


Capacity And Voice: from silent subject to co-author

I was surprised and delighted when someone I had met only virtually, via this blog, asked whether I would be interested in contributing to this year’s… 1,065 more words

Policy And Provision

Hooping It Up with Best Buddies

Best Buddies is a national charity that is committed to creating a more inclusive and accepting community by fostering one-to-one friendships between individuals with intellectual disabilities and students. 177 more words

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