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National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization Month, a time to bring awareness to the importance of being properly vaccinated. This is especially true for those who work as essential workers, such as our Flatrock staff who are in close contact with residents....

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Happy Independence Day! — Celebrating 32 years with the Americans with Disabilities Act

It was not that long ago that a physical disability made a person a “shut-in.” Stairs, narrow passageways, and small bathrooms barred those with physical limitations from participating in everyday life and prevented gainful employment....

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July is National Fragile X Awareness Month

July marks National Fragile X Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of this misunderstood syndrome. Although Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability, many of us are unaware of this...

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Continued COVID-19 Response

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 illness have decreased and the vaccination rates have increased. Many businesses and public places have relaxed the protocols that were in place to prevent the spread of the virus.   It is not a time, however, to...

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Promoting Employee Health this May

As May arrives with its warmer temperatures, the topic of fitness is on the minds of many people who may have slowed down on their activity in the colder months. Fitness is something that employers should also be thinking about, as the health of their...

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Every year, millions of Americans struggle with the reality of mental illness. Since 1949, May has been designated as National Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year, this national movement fights stigma, provides support, educates the public and...

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Celebrating World Autism Day 2022

Did you know that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is found 4.3 times more often in boys than in girls? According to the Child Mind Institute, that is because girls mask symptoms better than boys and don’t fit the autism stereotypes. An excellent...

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World Down Syndrome Day: Let’s Talk About Inclusion

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day, a day to advocate for the rights of those living with the condition.     Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition...

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Managing COVID-19 in Care Homes

Care homes, like the ones operated by Flatrock, require special attention to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, especially with residents who have intellectual or physical disabilities.   The CDC recognizes that many of the safety...

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Celebrating our Flatrock Caregivers

Today we celebrate National Caregivers Day, a day where we honor those who provide physical, practical and emotional support to those who need it most.   At Flatrock, our caregivers are the heart of our organization. They are the foundation on...

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