Rosa’s Law

This YouTube shares the story of how one family helped changed the Federal Law to eliminate the term”mental retardation” and put in its place “intellectual disability.”

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Resources for Intellectual Disabilities

Best Buddies Arizona: mission is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendship and employment.
http://www.bestbuddiesarizona.org/site/c.jtJVJaMRIsE/b.1377403/k.BD62/Home.htm (Links to an external site.)

CDC info on intellectual disabilities: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dd/ddmr.htm (Links to an external site.)

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Support, Training, Advocacy, and Resources http://www.fasstar.com/ (Links to an external site.)

National Down Syndrome Congress: http://www.ndsccenter.org/ (Links to an external site.)

National Down Syndrome Society: http://www.ndss.org/ (Links to an external site.) The mission of National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.

National Fragile X Foundation: http://www.fragilex.org (Links to an external site.)

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: http://www.nofas.org (Links to an external site.)

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association USA: http://www.pwsausa.org (Links to an external site.)

Special Olympics: http://www.specialolympics.org (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

e-buddies: http://www.ebuddies.org/ (Links to an external site.)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Lead Poisoning: http://www2.epa.gov/lead (Links to an external site.)

About Down Syndrome: scroll down to see the table of contents: lots of information, including famous people with Down Syndrome. http://www.about-down-syndrome.com/ (Links to an external site.)

The Arc: http://www.thearc.org (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

 (Links to an external site.)Williams Syndrome Association: http://www.williams-syndrome.org (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

Down Syndrome New South Wales: http://www.dsansw.org.au/ (Links to an external site.)

Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/nordoff (Links to an external site.)

Special Olympics

Supporters and athletes of the Special Olympics of Charleston, SC gathered together with the help of Fox Commercial Media and made a public service announcement video. The video is called Be a Fan of Special Olympics. Much like Special Olympics, it challenges the community around us to be a fan of acceptance, of friendship and of courage. It is hoped that the video will inspire more people to become supporters, volunteers or coaches.