Marianjoy Pediatric Program
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April 2, 2013
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In the News: April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day
|2013 April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day and businesses and homes all around the globe will Light Up Blue to show their support. World Autism Awareness Day was agreed on by the United Nations in 2007. More>>>
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- Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link
Looking at about 1,000 U.S. children with or without autism, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found no connection between early childhood vaccinations and autism risk.
- A Conversation With Bob And Suzanne Wright
In 2004, Bob and Suzanne Wright were concerned grandparents helping their daughter with their grandson, who had an undiagnosed affliction. By 2006, the Wrights had brought together autism organizations from around the country into their newly founded Autism Speaks and had plunged into a national awareness campaign.
- Facts and Tips for Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum
Remember that each student is different, and specific tips may not apply to all. Tips are courtesy of Indianaâ€™s Autism Leadership Network.
Resource of the Week
- Autism Resource Guide
It is a nationwide database with over 16,000 autism resources that provide individuals with autism and their families with local autism services. You may limit your search by state, topic, and zip code in the state you picked.
What are developmental disabilities?
Developmental disabilities are birth defects related to a problem with how a body part or body system works. They may also be known as functional birth defects. Many of these conditions affect multiple body parts or systems. What are the different types of developmental disabilities?
To find detailed information about developmental disabilities, please go to the following Web sites:
- Nervous system disabilities
- Sensory-related disabilities
- Metabolic disorders