Autism spectrum disorders

Autism intervention studies lack diversity, researcher says

Autism affects children from all walks of life, and education professionals need scientifically based interventions to help those affected develop reading and other life skills. However, a recent study has found that the ...

Pediatrics

Small changes to a child's head size should not concern parents

Measuring the size of a child's head is done routinely worldwide to screen for possible learning or developmental problems but new research out today [18 May] suggests that differences within the normal range of measurements ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Black, Hispanic kids underrepresented in autism identification

The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased in recent years, but a new study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that while the number of students with autism increased in every state from ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Planning a better future for people with autism

In the world of special education, transition is the move from school to adult life. For most of us that move can be awkward, but for people with disabilities—particularly autism—it is especially complex.

Health

Lead abatement a wise economic, public health investment

(Medical Xpress)—Childhood lead exposure costs Michigan residents an estimated $330 million annually, and a statewide remediation program to eliminate the source of most lead poisoning would pay for itself in three years, ...

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