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….

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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…

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June is Aphasia Awareness Month

The month of June is Aphasia Awareness Month. Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is caused by brain injury, most commonly from a stroke, particularly in older individuals. However, aphasia can also arise from head trauma, brain tumors, or infection….

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May is Better Hearing & Speech Awareness Month

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) recognizes the month of May to raise awareness about communication disorders, support research, and investigate the variety of intervention and treatment options available for life-altering treatments. Join us as we spread the word to support those impacted in this community. Click HERE for more information about Better Hearing and Speech…

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April is Autism Awareness Month!

Autism is a very broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. Approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with autism. Each person diagnosed with autism has his/her own array of unique abilities that we shine a light on each and every day at STARability. Click HERE…

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