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Farm Eases Haircut Anxiety For Kids On The Spectrum

[Source: The Fresno Bee via Disability Scoop] Five-year-old Saya Luna-Triplett used to be terrified to get her hair cut. The drone of voices, buzz of clippers and shearing of scissors in the confined space of a beauty salon were overwhelming … 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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Brain Stimulation Shows Promise As Aid To Recovery from TBI

[Source: Psych Daily] Low-impulse electrical brain stimulation may help improve neural function in patients who have mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) with persistent post-concussion symptoms, according to a new pilot study by researchers at the University of California San Diego … Continue reading


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Head Start May Offer Next-Generation Benefits, Researchers Say

[Source:  Education Week] A new study now awaiting publication says the benefits of Head Start extend well beyond the children enrolled in the federal early-childhood program. The researchers say they have found a connection between students’ participation in Head Start and positive … Continue reading


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Study Shows that Puzzle Pieces Evoke Negativity from the Public

[Source: Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism] Why was the study conducted? They’re everywhere. On the lapels of NCAA basketball coaches during the Final Four. On a FOX reporter’s bowtie during the World Series. On bumper stickers, backpacks, bracelets, beer koozies, tote bags, and the background … Continue reading


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