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National Disability Independence Day

In 1990, a historic bill was signed that changed the lives of millions of American who live with disabilities.   The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ensured that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to...

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Depression and Intellectual Disability

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently funded a study that found that those with intellectual disabilities (ID) had a higher rate of depression – and typically experienced more severe depression --  than the general population....

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What is Occupational Therapy?

When we hear the term “occupational,” our minds usually goes to jobs, careers and professions. While occupational therapy certainly can aid people in performing their jobs better, this type of therapy isn’t necessarily...

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Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

It seems awareness of ASD in children has become more prevalent in recent years, which is a blessing for families searching for answers and strategies for their children. Also diagnosis of the disorder in adults has increased noticeably in recent...

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Coronavirus Pandemic – The Beginning of the End?

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, announced a relaxation of the mask mandates for those fully vaccinated against the disease. Our...

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Mental Health: We Can Make a Difference

When it comes to mental health, myths and misinformation abound. One of the persistent myths is that nothing can be done. A lot of people think that once someone develops mental health problems he or she will never recover or improve. This is not only...

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May is National Foster Care Month

In the Oxford English Dictionary, the word “foster” is defined as “to encourage or promote the development of something” and to “bring up.”   That definition is an apt description of Flatrock’s mission...

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Mental Health Awareness Month

The arrival of May brings the observance of Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, the National Alliance on Mental Health reinforces the message: “You are Not Alone.”   Every year, millions of Americans are living with a mental...

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Light for Light Hearts

Most people would agree that natural lighting in architectural design is the most aesthetically pleasing option for illuminating space. But did you know it is also the healthiest?   It has been long been established that increased hours of...

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World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Day, a global awareness day that has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.   At Flatrock, we have a number of residents with Down syndrome, a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has...

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