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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…

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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…

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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….

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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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