Monthly Archives: March 2016
Autism Research & Cultural Diversity
Autism can affect individuals from all sorts of different backgrounds, but a new study suggests those from ethnically and culturally diverse families are not well represented in autism research.
Instead, behavioral interventions and treatment programs… Continue reading
Down Syndrome Calender
A new calendar featuring two babies with Down syndrome is creating quite a stir. Miracle in Progress, a pregnancy and scanning clinic in Leicestershire, England, recruited babies Eliza, 8 months, and Jorja, 14 months, along with their… Continue reading
Cerebral Palsy Athlete Performs Amazingly Well
For the past two years, Steven Marrs(a #cerebralpalsy sufferer) — better known as Steve-O — has participated in Camp Barnabas’ Big Party Half Marathon from a modified racing stroller. His buddy, Connor Petty, would… Continue reading
What We Know About Autism
Shortly after pulling a controversial documentary linking autism and common childhood vaccinations from the Tribeca Film Festival , Robert De Niro issued a statement explaining that festival organizers and members of the scientific community “do… Continue reading
Tests Showing Down Syndrome
It’s common knowledge within the pro-life movement that unborn babies with Down syndrome and other disorders are routinely targeted for abortion. Studies have found about 90 percent of unborn babies who test positive for Down syndrome… Continue reading
What is Down Syndrome?
In every cell in the human body there is a nucleus, where genetic material is stored in genes. Genes carry the codes responsible for all of our inherited traits and are grouped along rod-like structures called… Continue reading
What Is Autism
A child suffering from infantile autism reacts during rest at the Xining Orphan and Disabled Children Welfare Center on December 17, 2005 in Xining of Qinghai Province, China.
Many people still think that getting… Continue reading
Down Syndrome – Lessons I Have Learnt
Stereotypes never seemed to be an issue for me, that is until my daughter who was born with Down syndrome. She was given only a 60% chance to survive in-utero, … Continue reading
The companionship for someone with Cerebral Palsy, provided by a pet can be exceptional. Whether due to the happiness hugging a dog can provide or the stoic companionship of a cat, the family pet can be a critical… Continue reading
What Is Autism?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive… Continue reading