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From LPB,  “Love that we are seeing more types of beauty being appreciated! Katie Meade is a Best Buddies spokesperson and the new face of beauty for a hair products company.”

By Jillian Ruffo |

New haircare line, Beauty & Pin-Ups, is breaking down barriers. The brand introduced 32-year-old Katie Meade as the face of their latest launch: Fearless Hair Rescue Treatment. We caught up with Meade to talk about the partnership, and quickly learned she’s the type of inspiration the beauty world has been missing.

Meet Katie Meade, the First Woman with Down Syndrome to Be Featured as the Face of a Beauty Product


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From LPB, “Indiana has become the second state in the nation, following North Dakota, to ban abortions motivated by objections to Down syndrome. Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill yesterday to protect termination of pregnancies simply because of a disability, race or sex.”

By INDIANAPOLIS (Associated Press) |

Indiana has a strict new abortion law, one that bans abortions on the basis of fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome, and also requires that all fetal remains be buried or cremated.

Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed the measure just hours ahead of his deadline to take action on the proposal approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature two weeks ago, the governor’s office said. It is due to take effect in July, but Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky said it will ask a court to block the measure before that can happen.

Does your child want to learn to ride a bike? Sign up for iCan Bike Camp from April 18-22 at Lawrence Academy in Groton. The camp is a five day program that provides the supports and equipment for individuals ages 8 and older to learn to ride a bicycle.

Trained staff help individuals learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle using special adaptive bikes. Riders attend one 75 minute session each day for five days. Over the course of the week, the bikes are adjusted to challenge the rider’s balance.

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For more info visit Keeping Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome Healthy: Medical Updates for Health Care Professionals, April 7, 2016 Presented by Dr. Brian G. Skotko and Melissa J. Reilly  Thursday, April 7, 2016 | 5:00-6:00 p.m. Questrom’s Rafiki B. Hariri Building, Room 105 595 Commonwealth Avenue | Boston, Massachusetts This talk will discuss new healthcare guidelines […]