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“Study: Child disability rates continue to rise”

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Work of Adobe photo shop, but originally downloaded from http://imh.org.rs/ – INFORMATOR_INSITUTA; need for article Institute of Mental Health (Belgrade) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This August 18, 2014 article on the Pittsburgh Business Times website talks about a recent study that seems to show there is an increased risk of disability due to mental health or neurodevelopmental causes among children of families who are at about 400% of the national poverty level.  The study also shows that disability due to asthma has decreased which they feel is due to better medications for treating asthma being available.

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“Study Finds Adults With Autism More Prone To 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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“Scientists See Environmental Changes to Genes in Kids With Autism”

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This May 29, 2014 Healthday article appearing on the Philly.com website talks about research showing that environmental factors may be part of what causes people to have Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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US Navy 100310-N-4178C-005 Three-year-old Joey Adams identifies items from flash cards during an in-home therapy session. Adams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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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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“ADHD: About 1 in 5 adults may have a disorder usually associated with grade school”

Brainscan of brains with and without ADHD

Brainscan of brains with and without ADHD (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This December 16, 2013 article on the Washington Post Health and Science page talks about ADHD in adults and gives an overview of some of the treatments available along with offering a little history about the disorder.

 

 

“U.S. Adults With Autism May Face Housing Crisis”

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Autism Awareness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This November 13m 2013 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about concerns pertaining to kids who have been diagnosed with Autism and what the future holds for them on the availability of housing combined with appropriate supports to meet the individual’s needs

“Adult ADHD is Not a Gift?”

English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the lit...

English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the literature (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This November 4, 2013 blog post on the Healthy Place ADHD blog talks about the difference between an “ADHD Adult” and an “Adult with ADHD” the post also includes a video from an outside source that describes this from a slightly different angle yet still brings the point home.

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