Michael Turcich Selected as a 2021 Distinguished Service Award Winner

Michael Turcich received the 2021 CDC Distinguished Service Award from college Director, Kenneth A. Smith. He was presented with the award on Thursday, July, 2021. The Distinguished Service Award  is presented each year to business people for service above self, who embody the principles for which CDC Disability Inclusion stands, and whose efforts on behalf of the CDC, the community, and the nation have been exemplary. The award is also a means of honoring business […]

Teaming up to expand Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome research

Each year, about 6,000 American children are born with Down syndrome (DS), the most common chromosomal alteration. Adults with DS are at very high risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Virtually all adults with DS have brain changes consistent with AD by age 40, and a high percentage of them go on to develop dementia by their late 60s. But there is wide variation in age at dementia symptom onset, which suggests there are additional […]

Cognito Therapeutics Initiates Studies in Down Syndrome Associated Alzheimer’s Disease

“We’re excited to advance another disease-modifying therapeutic in our pipeline, as current estimates suggest that 50% or more of people with Down syndrome will develop dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. With no treatments currently indicated for Down syndrome associated Alzheimer’s, new therapies are urgently needed for this patient population” CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cognito Therapeutics, a clinical-stage company leading the development of a new class of disease-modifying digital therapeutics to treat neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, announced […]

Hero’s Sendoff Given Woman With Down Syndrome At Staten Island University Hospital After Beating COVID

A young woman who has battled the odds throughout her life most recently beat COVID-19. On Tuesday, she got a surprise from the doctors and nurses who helped save her life, CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported. Gabriella Acosta is tough. After a frightening bout with COVID one year ago, she’s celebrating her 21st birthday. The pediatric staff who cared for her at Staten Island University Hospital surprised her with a birthday party that had a wrestling […]

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Person with a Disability

Employing people with disabilities is more than just about doing good; it’s about doing what’s doing good for your business. Here’s why: They’re Capable & Qualified People with disabilities are just like anyone else. They have strengths, weaknesses, talents and skills. They may have qualities and skills that you value in an employee. Dependability Commonly, people with disabilities are proud to have a job. They thrive on having a purpose and a daily routine; making […]