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Autism Leads Rise of Developmental Disabilities

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A government study recently reported an increase of 17% of developmental disabilities in the past decade rise. The two disability that have led this increase are autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. “Developmental disorders rose to 15 percent of U.S. children, or about 10 million, in 2006-2008, from 12.8 percent, or about 8 million, in 1997-1999, according to the study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — published in the journal Pediatrics.”

Posted by Jenny Carlton Jun 23, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Inspirational & Famous People with Developmental Disabilities (Part 1)

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March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. American society has come a long, long way in its treatment of people with developmental disabilities, yet when some parents hear that type of diagnosis, their heart might fall. They might hear ignorance from uninformed people that could make them despair. But there a so very many people with developmental disabilities who have gone on in life to become extremely well-recognized, very accomplished, well-respected and famous. This is part one of a series of people who you will recognize, all of which were diagnosed with varying types of developmental disabilities.

Posted by Tessa Mar 15, 2011 Posted in Disability 9 Comments