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Autism prevalence significantly higher, especially among boys | Psychiatry

Autism prevalence significantly higher, especially among boys | Psychiatry.

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“Texas Medicaid Matters” March & Rally March 5, 2013

 

“Texas Medicaid Matters” March & Rally March 5, 2013

March 5, 2013, Texans will gather at the Capitol to support Medicaid and call on state leaders to make real investments in the health and wellbeing of all Texans. We need your help to send a message to the legislature and state leadership that Medicaid is essential to the health and well being of millions of Texans.

To get involved and lend your support Click here to volunteer, for more information contact Bob Kafka at bob.adapt@sbcglobal.net to download a march & rally flyer click here.

10:00 a.m. – People begin gathering for march & rally on the south side of the Congress bridge.

 

10:45 a.m. – March begins.

 

11:30 a.m. – Rally on the south steps of the state Capitolmmmtx – Home.

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School staff duct-taped girl with Down syndrome to her shoes – TODAY News

School staff duct-taped girl with Down syndrome to her shoes – TODAY News.

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Miss America autistic contestant Miss Montana is pageants first – National Strange News | Examiner.com

Miss America autistic contestant Miss Montana is pageants first – National Strange News | Examiner.com.

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Texas ranks 49th in mental health spending; we can do a lot better | Health Blog

Texas ranks 49th in mental health spending; we can do a lot better | Health Blog.

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Texas ranks last in mental health funding | wfaa.com Dallas – Fort Worth

Families,

After reading this, remember that next year we will be battling additional proposed funding cuts by the state.

 

Texas ranks last in mental health funding | wfaa.com Dallas – Fort Worth.

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Groups: Autism not to blame for violence – CNN.com

A really good article relating to Autism for our members.  Please feel free to comment here as well.

Groups: Autism not to blame for violence – CNN.com.

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Flu, fever linked with autism in pregnancy study – Vitals

Flu, fever linked with autism in pregnancy study – Vitals.

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Ipad app helps special needs children communicate

Heard this the other day on the radio. I am very excited to see the combination of technology and support for the IDD population. If you get a chance to watch the video, please do. Might even want to follow this company.  Let me know what you all think about this new product.

“iPad app helps special needs children communicate

A pioneer program in Maine is helping young children with special needs communicate using an iPad and a special app. A pilot program at Northeast Hearing and Speech has been using the iPad as a communication tool for pre-school children – and now, they have a grant to further study how effective it is. Rushi Patel has down syndrome, and is essentially nonverbal. He now uses Proloquo2Go on his iPad, which has given him a voice.

AssistiveWare’s CEO David was recently in Maine for a Proloquo2Go presentation day and was also interviewed by WGME 13 news. Watch the TV segment in Maine on Proloquo2Go here.

* We should add that the company, of course is AssistiveWare and the app is Proloquo2Go. And as always, everything we do at AssistiveWare is a team effort!”

 

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Is it possible to be too clean? Researchers say yes

I have even heard this about bathing to much.  I agree that there have been huge medical advances but this is interesting.  As care givers this extends beyond our personal hygiene and forces us to think about our dependents as well.

 

What do you guys think?

 

Is it possible to be too clean? Researchers say yes – Vitals.

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