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In This Issue

Features
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FROM HOLLYWOOD TO THE WHITE HOUSE

Gertie Munholland and Denis O’Hare met at Global’s 2017 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show and discovered that their lives connected in ways ranging from civil rights advocacy to adoption.

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MEANINGFUL EMPLOYMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH IDD

The national unemployment rate has declined steadily since the height of the Great Recession in 2008. Does this give job seekers who are differently-abled reason to be optimistic about their chances of finding work?

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DOWN SYNDROME RESEARCH & CANCER TREATMENTS

People with Down syndrome are highly predisposed to certain blood cancers. Studying this population may lead to new cancer treatments that could benefit everyone.

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THANKFUL FOR OUR PARTNERS

The Spirit Squad at the University of Colorado Boulder secures a $5,000 Safeway grant for Global.

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THE MCGARRITY FAMILY: A STORY OF LOVE & ADOPTION

This family of nine – including seven children, three of whom have Down syndrome – has always had a sense of destiny about the way their family has grown.

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