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UCP’s Full Spectrum, August 2014 Issue

Full Spectrum JPG 2Check out news, updates, blog posts and more in UCP’s latest edition of Full Spectrum! Read about being a parent with a disability, public policy updates, UCP of Mobile, AL’s Camp SMILE, Steptember and more by clicking HERE!

Scientists Learning from Oldest Known Case of Down Syndrome

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Scientists are learning more about how individuals with Down syndrome were treated 1,500 years ago, after researchers discovered a skeleton, dating back to the 5th or 6th century A.D., of a child between five and seven years old. Among the findings– the child may not have been stigmatized. Read more HERE.

 

Mother Explains Why her Son’s Disability Doesn’t Make her a Special Kind of Person

special-kind-of-person-1At first, Mary Evelyn Smith, whose son was born with spina bifida, was fine with everyone calling her ‘a special kind of person’ for raising a child with a disability. But it soon started to become uncomfortable– and after seeing comments about a picture of a boy with Down syndrome posted on social media, she realized why. Click HERE to read more.