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    brave woman named Eunice Kennedy Shriver born on July 10, 1921 in Brooklyn, Massachusetts. She came from one of the most well known families of her time, with her brother being President John F. Kennedy. Out of the nine children of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Eunice was the fifth born and one of her sisters, Rosemary, was third born. Rosemary was born with an intellectual disability and had many problems learning and developing throughout her life. When Eunice saw how unfairly

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    During the mid nineteen hundred, disabled people were considered useless and were not accepted by the “normal” population. Eunice Kennedy Shriver changed the view on the disabled or also called “retarded” population by founding Camp Shriver, and working with the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation to establish the first ever Special Olympics. These major changes ultimately created rights and finally made the “retarded” an accepted population. “In the 1950s, the mentally retarded were among the most

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    The Special Olympics

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    athletes and their non-handicap peers is the first step in creating a program that best meets the child's needs. There were no community programs that catered to the mentally and physically challenged, so Eunice Kennedy-Shriver created "special games" in her back yard for her handicapped child. Shriver established the Special Olympics in 1968. Today there are more than one million special athletes competing in 140 countries. There are some problems with relying on the public school system to seek a child's

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    Analysis of the Fragile X Syndrome

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    Center of Disease Control and Prevention. (April25, 2011). From: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbdddlsingle_gene/fragilex.htm. What should I do if l find out someone in my family has fragile X syndrome? (August 18, 2006). National Institutions of Health Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. (April 26, 2011). From: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/:fragileX/sub19.cf

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    Essay On Down Syndrome

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    corner of the eyes, depressed nasal bridge, slightly smaller ears, smal... ... middle of paper ... ... in positive ways, particularly during adolescence. Treatments might include going to a behavioral specialist and taking medications.(Eunice kennedy shriver national institute of child health and human development) There is no specific treatment for down syndrome. A child born with a gastrointestinal blockage may need major surgery immediately after birth. Or a Certain heart defect may require

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    and Joanne Roberts. "Early Communication Intervention for Young Males With Fragile X Syndrom." FPG Snapshot. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1 June 2004. Web. 4 Jan. 2012. . Shriver, Eunice K. "What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Fragile X Syndrome?" NICHD - The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Official Home Page. NICHD, 8 Aug. 2006. Web. 3 Jan. 2012. . Taylor, Catherine. "Speech and Language Difficulties in Fragile X Syndrome

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    in the world that has the social and emotional impact of the Special Olympics World Games (“Special Olympics Home Page”). Therefore, it sometimes is the little things in life that can make one of the biggest impacts. The event, conceived by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, had been years in making (Rothman). Special Olympics is growing more and more each year, along with more volunteers becoming interested and making a difference. By having more people involved in the event it helps people with intellectual

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    Weight Gain: A Model for the Study of the Epidemic of Obesity.” International Journal of Obesity28.11 (2004): 1435-442. Print. [4] National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and National Cancer Institute. “Larger Portion Sizes Contribute to U.S. Obesity Problem.” News & Events, NHLBI, NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 12 Feb. 2013. Web. 20

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    Imprtance of Special Olympics

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    the sport events. In the 1950s through the 1960s, Eunice Kennedy Shriver realized the difference in the way people acted toward the special needs population and the difference in the way people acted toward others. She began to think about the disadvantages of the disabled and their ability to do activities. She knew they were capable of doing some activities, but no one tried to achieve a difference in the way the special needs were treated. Shriver hated the fact that the disabled were ignored because

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    The Stigma of the Kennedys The Kennedy clan, the pre-eminent American political family of our time, seems to be cast in the stars, the distant stuff of legend. They march ever more numerous among us. There's a spot on Washington's infamous Beltway where an unsuspecting family might find their children in school with a couple of Joseph and Rose Kennedy's 54 great-grandchildren. That same family could be the neighbors of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, one of the Kennedy clan's five surviving originals

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