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In This Issue

Features
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SLAM DUNK
Megan Bomgaars and Kenneth Faried may be separated by almost 2 feet of height, but they have more in common than meets the eye.

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ESSA: AN A FOR EFFORT?
The Every Student Succeeds Act has returned control of public education back to the states. For students who are differently-abled the jury is still out.

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TRACKING THE GROWTH OF CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will publish updated growth charts for children with Down syndrome. Here’s what parents and professionals should know.

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KAREN GAFFNEY: MAKING A SPLASH
She’s swum the English Channel and accomplished more than many typical peers. Now she is determined to advocate so others with Down syndrome can reach their potential.

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LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
A postsecondary education could mean greater freedom and financial stability for young adults with Down syndrome. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell serves as an example.

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