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April A to Z blogging Challenge: What Is Advocacy?

A is for Advocacy on The Road We've Shared  A to Z Blogging Challenge

Merriam-Webster defines advocacy as:

the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal.

Advocacy is something that we, as parents of individuals with Down syndrome, are introduced to as soon as our children are born. What I’ve learned over thirty-some years is that no parent describes advocacy exactly the same way.

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Debate Over Study on Antidementia Drugs for Adults with Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

In March 2018, 21 researchers published a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry called “Impact of cholinesterase inhibitors or memantine on survival in adults with Down syndrome and dementia: clinical cohort study.”

Aims: To investigate the effect of cholinesterase inhibitors or memantine on survival and function in adults with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.

The researchers noted that there have been few studies conducted, and therefore little information is available on how to treat adults with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease. They set out to test specific antidementia drugs on people with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading Debate Over Study on Antidementia Drugs for Adults with Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

Z is for Zac Efron: “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

Zac Efron in Hairspray on The Road Scholars for the A to Z Blogging Challenge

Folks in our community who love the Disney “High School Musical” franchise were no doubt thrilled to see Zac Efron in “Hairspray.”
In week three of our “For The Love of Musicals” course when we look at “Hairspray” we ask students to choose their favorite Zac song from:

  • “Ladies Choice” (Hairspray)
  • “Getcha Head in the Game” (HSM)
  • “Bet on It” (HSM2)
  • “Now or Never” (HSM3)

We use choice and forum activities in the course to encourage students to communicate with others who share their interests.

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Y is for “Year Without a Santa Claus”: “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

In our free course ” ‘Tis The Season” we explore holiday movies and traditions to celebrate the festive season.

 

Topics:

  • A Child Is Born
  • Animated Favorites
  • Inspiring Classics
  • Reinvented Classics
  • Fun For The Family

Find links to holiday classics, games, puzzles, videos, and trivia quizzes to get you in the spirit of Christmas!

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V is for Valet: “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

Let's Get Ready to Rumble

In the last week of our “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble” course we talk about “Managers, Valets, and Tag Teams.”

Being a team player pays off on the WWE. Let’s look at some of the people who support and team up with the superstars.

In the world of professional wrestling, a valet is someone who accompanies a superstar to a match.

Miss Elizabeth was the calming force that accompanied
Photo from WWE

 

“Miss Elizabeth was the calming force that accompanied “Macho Madness.””

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U is for Under Wraps: “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

"Under Wraps"
Photo: IMDB

We love Halloween here on The Road. (Especially “Black Day: The Monster Rock Band!).

To celebrate Halloween we created the short, 3 week course “Mouse Movies – Halloween.”

  • Week 1 – Halloweentown Series
  • Week 2 – Disney Channel Originals
  • Week 3 – Classic Disney Films

We stocked it full of games and puzzles just for people who love to do Halloween Disney-style!


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