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How Girls & Boys with Autism Tell Stories May Be Key to Missed Diagnoses in Girls

[Source:  Psych Central] Boys are four times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet a growing body of research shows that the condition is more common in girls than previously thought, suggesting that new methods are … Continue reading


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Brain Region Discovered That Only Processes Spoken, Not Written Words

[Source: Medical X-Press] Patients in a new Northwestern Medicine study were able to comprehend words that were written but not said aloud. They could write the names of things they saw but not verbalize them. Even though these patients could hear and … Continue reading


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FDA To Finalize Ban On Shock Devices Used On Those With Special Needs

[Source:  Disability Scoop] Two years after proposing a ban on devices used to administer electric shocks on people with developmental disabilities, federal regulators say they intend to move forward with the plan. The Food and Drug Administration will finalize a … Continue reading


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New Government Report Suggests 1 In 40 Kids Have Autism

[Source: Disability Scoop] National survey results show as many as 1 in 40 U.S. children have been diagnosed with autism, continuing an upward trend. Researchers estimate 1.5 million American children ages 3 to 17 have been diagnosed with the developmental … Continue reading


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Second-Grader Uses Letters To Educate Peers On Down Syndrome

[Source: Disability Scoop] Joey Towell entered second grade at Richfield Elementary School prepared. A week before school started, he and his mom, Jen Towell, gave his teachers a letter to distribute to all his classmates so they could get to … Continue reading


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