Our Most Notable and Favorite Articles for the Week Ending December 26, 2015

At Advancing Opportunities, we excel in providing residential and respite services to people of with all disabilities, along with advocacy and education services for parents and guardians and assistive technology support. As a leader in the field, we are pleased to share our experience, knowledge, and expertise with the disability community through our social media outlets: Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. In our Disability and Ability Highlights of the Week column, we will select the best of what we found and shared and present them. Please click on the titles with embedded links to find the full article.

Flowers in a Vase


Disability in the news (mostly in New Jersey, the population we serve):
Car racing enthusiasts bring holiday cheer to students at Matheny Medical & Educational Center.



People with a disability in the community (disability rights and acceptance):
In 2015, mental illness finally received respect on TV.



Disability awarness:
Romanian children with Down syndrome dress in traditional garb and sing Christmas carols, promoting awareness and reducing stigma.



Assistive technology:
RESNA position – Wheelchairs, Seating System, Secondary Supports for Positioning versus Restraint -AssistiveTechnology



Medical news – research:
Some autistic adults have spent much of their lives with the wrong diagnosis, consigned to psychiatric institutions or drugged for disorders they never had.
Scientists at Harvard and MIT have discovered a link between autism symptoms and neurotransmitters, which could lead to better treatment options.

Babies born more than 13 weeks prematurely run a serious risk of brain damage, autism, ADHD and learning disabilities.

Researchers create first complete model to describe the role of #serotonin in brain development and structure, with implications for autism, epilepsy, and emotional disorders.

Brain tissue is critical for autism research.

Brain tissue reveals more genetic clues to autism | ASF Blog

Study finds genetic convergence between cognition and neurodevelopmental disorders.



Animals and animal therapy:
A New Jersey writer tells about spaniels as endearing therapy dogs.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s