Author: Sarah Troup

Invisible Differences

The CDC estimates that 26% of adults in the United States have some form of disability. A disability is any condition of the body or mind that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities and interact with the world around them. There are many different types of disabilities […]

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Education – One Size Does Not Fit All

Connecting with people of varying abilities teaches us that we are more alike than different. Encourage your children to reach out to peers who are differently abled. Exposure at an early age promotes a lifetime of inclusion. We also encourage you to volunteer with your children in a special education school. Most offer “reverse inclusion” programs where students with IDD and those typically developing can socialize and become friends.

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Waiting is the Hardest Part – Transportation Challenges in the Nation’s Largest City

During the Connectable Community Roundtable Discussions, over 40 stakeholders came together to discuss how we can make Jacksonville the best place to live, work, and play for individuals with Autism, Down syndrome, and other IDD. Transportation quickly emerged as a top priority. Jacksonville has unique transportation challenges as the largest city in the continental US in […]

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