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“Study Finds Adults With Autism More Prone To Chronic Disease”

 

Chronic Disease

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This May 14, 2014 Disability Scoop article talks about a recent study that seems to sho that people with Autism Spectrum Disorder are more prone to chronic diseases including but not limited to obesity and hypertension.  The study also found that the number of people with Autism who smoke was lower than what is found in the population of people who do not have Autism.

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“Family Dog Can Help Kids With Autism”

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This April 15, 2014 Health Day article on the Philly.com website talks about ways that a family dog can be beneficial to a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The article also offers a few tips on how to include the child in the process of picking out a dog.

Autism Awareness

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“New Diagnosis Rules Could Lead to Drop in Autism Numbers”

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

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This January 22, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about the effect that changes in the diagnostic criteria of Autism Spectrum Disorder could have on those with the diagnosis.

 

 

 

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“Autism often goes undetected in Black kids”

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This June 21, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh New Courier website talks about the issues faced by members of the Black community about Autism.

 

“Licensing rules in Pennsylvania could hurt autistic kids”

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This March 17, 2013 article on the TribLive News website talks about licensing changes on the horizon that will likely effect many receiving services for Autism Spectrum Disorders

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