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Seeking Autism's Biochemical Roots - New York Times

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Seeking Autism's Biochemical Roots
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The biochemist Ricardo E. Dolmetsch has pioneered a major shift in autism research, largely putting aside behavioral questions to focus on cell biology and biochemistry.
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Employer urges others to hire those with disabilities - WLFI.com

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Employer urges others to hire those with disabilities
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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – March is Disability Awareness Month in Indiana. All month long, News 18 has brought you stories about local resources for people who have disabilities.
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This Mom's Invention Does More Than Help Kids With Disabilities Walk. It Lets Their Spirits Soar.

This Mom's Invention Does More Than Help Kids With Disabilities Walk. It Lets Their Spirits Soar. | Developmental Disabilities | Scoop.it
A mother who invented a device to help her child walk is sharing her innovation on a grand scale -- by putting her creation on the market.
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My Child's Dream For The Future: To Have Friends

My Child's Dream For The Future: To Have Friends | Developmental Disabilities | Scoop.it
We expected that our son's genetic disorder would leave him without some "normal" life experiences. We never guessed it would leave him without friendship.
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People with autism and other disabilites see new hope for Missouri program ... - STLtoday.com

People with autism and other disabilites see new hope for Missouri program ... - STLtoday.com | Developmental Disabilities | Scoop.it
People with autism and other disabilites see new hope for Missouri program ...
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That's a big deal for a young man with Asperger's syndrome, a high functioning form of autism.
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Autism-friendly NYC show offered for younger kids - Concord Monitor

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Autism-friendly NYC show offered for younger kids
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This image released by The Theatre Development Fund shows the cast of "Disney Junior Live On Tour!
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Childhood Family Problems Can Stunt Brain Development ...

Childhood Family Problems Can Stunt Brain Development ... | Developmental Disabilities | Scoop.it
The study led by Dr. Nicholas Walsh, lecturer in developmental psychology at the University of East Anglia (UEA), used brain imaging technology to scan teenagers aged 17-19. The researchers found that those who ...
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From near death to the Paralympics: A Brooklyn native's inspiring story - CNN

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CNN From near death to the Paralympics: A Brooklyn native's inspiring story CNN Disabled Sports USA, a group that tries to help people with disabilities live full lives through sports, offered an all-expenses paid trip to Breckenridge, Colorado, to...
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Bill being debated in Kansas would assist families of children with autism - fox4kc.com

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Bill being debated in Kansas would assist families of children with autism
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KANSAS CITY — Mike Wasmer with Autism Speaks has a unique perspective about a bill that would provide insurance coverage for autism in Kansas.
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Learning life skills critical for those with autism - Red Bank Hub

Learning life skills critical for those with autism Red Bank Hub The state requires all students, including those with developmental disabilities such as autism, to take several courses geared toward career and life readiness, according to the...
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First Runner With Down Syndrome Completes NY Marathon, Redefines Word 'Champion'

First Runner With Down Syndrome Completes NY Marathon, Redefines Word 'Champion' | Developmental Disabilities | Scoop.it
It took him a little over eight hours to complete the New York City Marathon, but Jimmy Jenson is nothing short of a champion. When Jenson, 48, crossed the finish line in Manhattan on Sunday, he became the first person with Down syndrome to ever complete the renowned 26.2-mile race in New York, TODAY reported.
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Convicted Murderer Finds Redemption Training Dogs to Help Autistic Kids - ABC News (blog)

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Convicted Murderer Finds Redemption Training Dogs to Help Autistic Kids
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But for the families of nine autistic children, this convicted murderer is something of a savior.
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Detroit Metro Airport program helps children with autism ease into air travel - Detroit Free Press

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Detroit Metro Airport program helps children with autism ease into air travel Detroit Free Press On Board with Autism, which kicked off today at the McNamara Terminal, seeks to end some of the anxiety that exists for families and children with...
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Early intervention is key for children with developmental disabilities - WRAL.com

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Early intervention is key for children with developmental disabilities WRAL.com In Raleigh, experts at the Tammy Lynn Center, which serves nearly 400 families annually with children or adults who have developmental disabilities, are placing greater...
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New 'Handbook' helps youth with disabilities transition to adult life ...

New 'Handbook' helps youth with disabilities transition to adult life ... | Developmental Disabilities | Scoop.it
New 'Handbook' helps youth with disabilities transition to adult life. To help ease youth with disabilities transition into to adult life, Erik Carter and Carolyn Hughes have developed a transition model that combines skill ...

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Belinda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:04 PM

I think this was a very imformative article that helps you understand what's ahead of you and what you must do to prepare for you future if you have a disability or are helping someone with one reach for the stars.