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Youth With Autism Face Barriers To Employment And Education After High School

Compared with youth with other disabilities, young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) face a disproportionately difficult time navigating work and educational opportunities after high school, finds a new study by Paul Shattuck, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.  Included in this report is a video summary of […]

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Autistic Intellectual Disabilities Related To Parental Age, Education, And Ethnicity, But Not Income

New research from the University of Utah in collaboration with the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) shows that the presence or absence of intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) varies with risk factors such as gender, parental age, maternal ethnicity, and maternal level of education. The study, published Sept. 15, 2011, in Autism […]

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Higher Education Associated With Decrease In Negative Factors That Influence Health

It is known that education decreases the incidence of cardiovascular disease. New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Public Health demonstrates that education is also correlated with lower blood pressure and a decrease in other factors which influence health such as alcohol, smoking, and weight gain. Check the end of this report […]

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Enhanced Early Childhood Education Pays Long-Term Dividends In Better Health

Intensive early education programs for low-income children have been shown to yield numerous educational benefits, but few studies have looked more broadly at their impact on health and health behaviors. A new study conducted by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health examines this issue, using data from a the well-known Carolina Abecedarian […]

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Education Programs Delivered In Pediatric Primary Care Settings Increases Parent-Child Interactions

Parent education programs delivered through pediatric primary care offices increased parent-child play and reading activities critical for child development and school readiness during infancy in at-risk families, according to two concurrent reports in the January issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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