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Youth with disabilities are faced with various barriers that hinder them from accessing vocational skills training. This can be environmental such as physical accessibility, social exclusion due to strong stigma against them, lack of knowledge due to lack of trainings that are adapted to fit their needs. For this they become dependent on family members and are considered as a burden.

 

This project will enable the youth with disabilities to have access to vocational skills training that they can use in their home communities to become independent, productive and accepted members of their societies. 

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ABOUT NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

To learn more about neurodevelopment disorders, please see the links below. 

Down Syndrome

National Down Syndrome Society

"In every cell in the human body there is a nucleus, where genetic material is stored in genes. Genes carry the codes responsible for all of our inherited traits and are grouped along rod-like structures called chromosomes. Typically, the nucleus of each cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, half of which are inherited from each parent. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. ... "

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Down syndrome is a condition in which a person has an extra chromosome. Chromosomes are small “packages” of genes in the body. They determine how a baby’s body forms during pregnancy and how the baby’s body functions as it grows in the womb and after birth. Typically, a baby is born with 46 chromosomes. Babies with Down syndrome have an extra copy of one of these chromosomes, chromosome 21. A medical term for having an extra copy of a chromosome is ‘trisomy.’ Down syndrome is also referred to as Trisomy 21.  ... "

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