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December is Universal Rights Awareness Month

The United Nations wrote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This document states the basic rights and fundamental freedoms that ALL humans are entitled­— regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. For more information, visit www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/.

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October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

STARability Foundation is proud to help recognize and celebrate the month of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate people about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. STARability is proud to be a community leader in providing vocational training for individuals with disabilities, with our ultimate goal being to find those individuals employment within the community. To learn more about the history…

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October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

The Month of October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Down Syndrome is one of the most common chromosomal conditions with which approximately 1 in every 700 births is diagnosed every year. Please join us this month and every month by spreading awareness of the ABILITIES and ACCOMPLISHMENTS of people with Down syndrome. Here is a wonderful story about what one of our Trailblazers with Down syndrome has been able to accomplish: https://www.naplesnews.com/story/life/2019/09/27/starability-places-trailblazers-into-naples-jobs/2301450001/ To learn more about Down syndrome,…

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National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

Did you know Sept. 13 is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day? Celiac disease is a serious, genetic autoimmune disorder triggered by consuming a protein called gluten. It can affect both men and women, of all ages and races. The only existing treatment for those with Celiac disease is to follow a 100 percent gluten-free diet. You can learn more about eating gluten-free here. Learn more about Celiac disease by viewing the information below and visiting www.beyondceliac.org.

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July is Fragile X Syndrome Awareness Month

July is Fragile X Awareness Month. Fragile X-associated disorders (FXD) is a family of genetic conditions that can affect individuals in a variety of ways. The conditions are all caused by changes in the gene known as FMR1. Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is caused by a full mutation of the FMR1 gene. To learn more about Fragile X Syndrome, click here.

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