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The 6th Annual Great Bike Giveaway

[Source: Friendship Circle] For a child with special needs, bike riding offers far more than a recreational experience. Bike riding provides a source of much-needed exercise, gives therapeutic value, and contributes to an inclusive environment where a child with special … Continue reading

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Second Case of ‘Down Syndrome’ in Chimps

[Source: Science Daily] Japanese researchers have confirmed the second case known to science of a chimpanzee born with trisomy 22, a chromosomal defect similar to that of Down syndrome (or trisomy 21) in humans. The report on Kanako, a 24-year-old … Continue reading

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Teens With PTSD Have Difficulty Recognizing Facial Expressions

[Source: Science Daily] Adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are more likely to misidentify sad and angry faces as fearful, while teens with symptoms of conduct disorder tend to interpret sad faces as angry, finds a study by NYU’s … Continue reading

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Trump Focus On ASD Misplaced, Advocates Say

[Source: Disability Scoop] At a White House gathering this week, President Donald Trump expressed concern about a “tremendous increase” in autism, but experts caution that his rhetoric doesn’t tell the whole story. During what was billed as a “listening session” … Continue reading

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Recent Progress Seen in Lessening Cognitive, Motor Delays in Very Premature Babies

[Source Psych Central] Extremely preterm babies — those born between 22 to 24 weeks gestation — continue to face unfavorable odds, as only about one in three survive. But a new study led by Duke Health shows that these rates are slowly … Continue reading

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