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TEACHER VOICE: Larry had Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s — and he taught me the most important lesson of my life

Late one afternoon, while on shift at a group home for adults with developmental disabilities, I found Larry, one of the residents with Down syndrome, sitting alone at the kitchen table. He was nursing a Diet Pepsi after returning home from his adult day program, or “work” as he called it, though he typically spent […]