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People with autism find purpose, income and joy by starting their own small businesses

...suitable to solving our problems," Gregg Ireland says.OVERCOMING AUTISM AND MOREJoe Steffy is autistic and has Down syndrome, a congenital condition that affects a person's ability to understand and learn. He's unable to speak. But he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-14/people-autism-find-purpose
Intellectually disabled struggling to find work

...with lots of good programs around the country."Intellectual disability can include conditions such as autism or Down syndrome. But the vast majority of cases are those with limited intellectual capacity ? generally an IQ of about 75 or less...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-17/intellectually-disabled-st
Republicans shift focus from government in party's response to State of the Union

...that whether you're a boy with Down syndrome or a woman with breast cancer...McMorris Rodgers' son Cole, 6, has Down syndrome, and she co-founded the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus six years ago to try to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-28/republicans-shift-focus-
Georgia man faces capital trial on charges he alone beat 8 people to death in mobile home

...to do, man," Heinze says on the recording. His voice becomes frantic when he discovers Michael Toler, who has Down syndrome, badly injured but clinging to life."Michael's alive, tell them to hurry!" Heinze can be heard yelling on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-12/georgia-man-faces-capital-tri
Fake Paula Deen Facebook page dupes hundreds

...her photo is front and center. There's even a photo of Paula Deen and son Bobby Deen from Saturday's Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk held in Forsyth Park.Plus, there are hundreds of wall posts from people pledging their love and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-10/fake-paula-deen-facebook-page
Christian vocalist Jason Crabb brings solo show to Graniteville

...Underwood, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and so many more! We had a special guest actress, a young woman who has Down syndrome named Ashley DeRamus. I met her several years ago and we've become great friends and I just knew she was the perfect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-08-30/christian-vocalist-ja
Lakeside homecoming queen ready for spotlight

...decision was announced. Her father, John, was her escort and was proud to be out there with his daughter, who has Down syndrome."She surprised me with her wave out there," he said. "She must have been practicing when we weren't looking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-10-29/lakeside-homecoming-queen
Lakeside homecoming queen to appear on 'Steve Harvey'

Lakeside High School homecoming queen Jessica Giddens, a teen with Down syndrome whose celebratory image lit up the school and social media, will make her national television debut Monday.Jessica recently taped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-11-30/lakeside-homecoming-queen
Mother, daughter make home together again at Augusta assisted living facility

...neighbors wanted to know where she was headed. Turning the corner, Betty ? diagnosed with cerebral palsy and mild Down Syndrome ? simply replied, "I'm working."Buzzing with new information, her next stop was the apartment of her greatest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-29/mother-daughter-make-home-tog
Man pleads guilty to trying to extort $200,000 from Paul Deen

...teenage daughters. His attorney, Richard Darden, said Paculis lives with and cares for a woman in her 50s who has Down syndrome. When asked if he had talked with family and friends before deciding to plead guilty, Paculis said: "I'm the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-08-09/man-pleads-guilty-tryi