April 2015

Crnic Grants Provide $5.7 Million for DS Research
Crnic Institute’s Tom Blumenthal announces 2015 grant awards of $1 million, bringing the total to $5.7 million. The grants support 33 labs and over 100 scientists working on research to benefit people with Down syndrome. Research areas include Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, autoimmune disorders, and cognitive deficits. More
Global Forms Important Adults with DS Task Force
and enlists over 60 dedicated DS experts, self-advocates and parents to inform the start of a world-class adult DS clinic, and to update medical care guidelines. More
Global Educational Grants for Local DS Orgs
provide up to $10,000 per grantee. The application deadline is 4/17! Apply now and make a difference for the self-advocates and families you serve. More
Support Excellent Medical Care for Kids with DS
Help us choose a self-advocate’s artwork for Global’s Dare to Ride Team jersey. The team is biking to support the Sie Center for Down Syndrome. More
Be Beautiful Be Yourself Model Auditions Open
to individuals with Down syndrome 7 and older, on May 13 in Denver. Show off your best runway moves at Global’s auditions. More
More Resources: Prenatal Testing Research & Medical Care Global Grants


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