Better Health and Wellness: Unique store equips young adults with autism for working world independence

by: Carly Willis Posted: Apr 12, 2021 / 06:35 AM CDT / Updated: Apr 12, 2021 / 07:49 AM CDT WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Twenty-one-year-old Gregory Morgan enjoys riding horses, drawing manga anime, and working his job at a Wichita Dillons store. Gregory is on the autism spectrum, and his mother, Trina, says programming for young adults with disabilities often…

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Program in Tampa addresses autism in Spanish for Hispanic families

By Juan Carlos Chavez Published April 12, 2021 TAMPA – Talking about autism and educating parents about it is not an easy task. Educating Hispanics about how to deal with autism can be even more complicated. Cultural barriers, limited English proficiency, economic status and even the stigma attached to autism can prevent Latino parents from knowing how…

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Bronx autism specialists win grant to support interventions for children

By Jason Cohen March 29, 2021 As one in 54 children are diagnosed with autism finding funding and ways to treat them is essential. Recently Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Dr. Maria Valicenti-Mcdermott, and her team at The Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Montefiore, were awarded $150,000 from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to support their work providing advanced therapies…

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Local counselor, college professor’s film recounts his autism diagnosis

By Karen Mansfield [email protected] Mar 25, 2021 For most of his life, Dr. Rueben Brock struggled to maintain close relationships. At the age of 45, he received a diagnosis that helped him understand why. Although he has always excelled in social situations, Brock – by his own admission – lacked empathy as a child. By…

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Rising Autism Rates, Specifically in Minorities and Socially Disadvantaged Children

March 29, 2021 Summary: In the UK, one in 57 children is on the autism spectrum. The number is significantly higher than previously reported. Children from minority backgrounds were up to 38% more likely to be diagnosed with autism. Children with ASD were more likely to also experience social disadvantages. Source: University of Cambridge Around one in…

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A Look at Biomedical Treatment for Autism

Our body’s overall functioning relies on the biological processes carried in our tissues and organs; if a particular part of the brain has not developed properly due to these underpinning processes, a respective physiological dysfunction may occur. Children with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions often also have common physiological conditions that impact their daily living…

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