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Autism Drama Set To Debut On ABC

[Source:  Disability Scoop] A new prime-time drama with a lead character on the spectrum will premiere this fall. ABC said this week that it will debut “The Good Doctor” on Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. ET. The hourlong show stars … Continue reading

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Literacy Corner: Why Everyone Benefits from Including Students with Autism in Literacy Classrooms

[Source:  Reading Rockets] Belle Gardner (not her real name) is the principal of a Maine elementary school enrolling about 240 students. During 2007–2008, 8 of those students had autism spectrum labels—nearly four times as many as would be predicted by … Continue reading

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Microdystrophin Restores Muscle Strength in DMD in Dogs

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Researchers from Genethon, the AFM-Telethon laboratory, Inserm (UMR) and the Royal Holloway University of London demonstrated the efficacy of an innovative gene therapy in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Indeed, after injecting microdystrophin (a “shortened” version … Continue reading

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Understanding Genetic Synergy in Cleft Palate

[Source: Medical News Today] Like all of the individual elements of fetal development, palate growth is a marvel of nature. In part of this process, ledges of tissue on the sides of the face grow downwards on each side of … Continue reading

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Deaf Ed Corner: Fierce Debate Over Sign-Language Use by Some Deaf Students

[Source Education Week] New research is stirring fierce debate over the use of sign language among young deaf children who use surgical implants that create a sense of sound. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that the long-term … Continue reading

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