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Many people do not know a whole lot about autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Writer Emmanuelle Assor, whose young son has autism, understands this and recently shared five things to help others understand ASDs. Click HERE to check it all out.
As March 21, 2014 will mark the 9th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, Kelly Bothum, from The News Journal, recently wrote about the work being done by families who are joining together to help advocate on behalf of other families raising children with disabilities. “The only way to make something better is to get acceptance from people in the community. The only way to get acceptance is to have them understand it,” said Rick Kosmalski, father of 7-year-old Kayla Kosmalski, who was born with Down syndrome. Rick and his wife, Amy, are among the parents leading the way to help advocate for individuals with Down syndrome and their loved ones. Click HERE to read more!
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research in Human Development, the University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities and the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities recently released the new IDD Toolkit. This new toolkit is a website with health care information for primary care providers and nurses to better care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Several checklists and disability-specific tables may help guide medical treatments and preventive care for both children and adults. Sections also address informed consent and behavioral and mental health concerns, including information about crisis management and prevention. The IDD Toolkit is an adaptation of Canada’s Tools for Primary Care of People with Developmental Disabilities (Surrey Place Centre, 2011) and funded by the Special Hope Foundation, Palo Alto, CA. Click HERE to check it out.
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