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Service DogWhat You Need to Know About Service Animals

In recent years service animals have gained in both popularity and the number of disabilities they assist with and are, therefore, mixing in public much more. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) a service animal is defined as an animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. The animal is not a pet. Instead it has been trained to meet a need caused by a specific disability. The ADA only allows for dogs to be declared service animals for the basis of admittance to a business in all instances and miniature horses in limited circumstances. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

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Four leaf CloverDown Syndrome Shapes Special People

Down syndrome is a special illness only special people have.

Down syndrome is recognized during the month of October to raise awareness for one of the leading genetic diseases in the world. Despite its debilitating characteristics, many people with Down syndrome are learning to adapt and overcome.

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lady with computerJob Boards for People with Disabilities

Employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Many people with disabilities desire to work but are unable to locate employers who will accommodate their disability. The three job boards reviewed here help solve the problem by matching employers willing to make accommodations for people with disabilities with those seeking employment.

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stethescopeSeptember Cancers

Several cancers are highlighted during the month of September.

September has been nominated as an awareness month for several cancers including childhood, ovarian and other gynecological cancers, prostate, thyroid, leukemia and lymphoma. Each of these cancers can have a devastating impact on the patient as well as their families.

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depressedBringing Purpose to Life

Having a disability does not mean life should stop.

Millions of people across the United States are affected by disabilities to the point that they can no longer work. Feelings of low self-worth are common when someone believes that they have been a productive member of society and now are unable to work. Although these feelings are normal, if left unchecked they can drag a person deep into depression. If you have been forced to stop working, here  are some suggestions that can help to increase your feelings of self-worth.

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