Tag Archives: Asperger Syndrome

Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, February 2 – Friday, February 6

Living: The Dutch village where everyone has dementia (The Atlantic) The isolated Dutch village of Hogeway lies on the outskirts of Amsterdam. It is a cutting-edge elderly-care facility, roughly the size of 10 football fields, where residents with dementia are … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 5 – Friday, May 9

Human Interest: In first, contestant with special needs on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ (Disability Scoop) A self-described Wheel of Fortune fanatic who has both Asperger’s and Tourette syndromes is the first contestant with special needs ever to compete on the show. … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Nov 18 – Friday Nov 22

Disability News Weekly Roundup Health: Science Daily— Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer at Risk of Early Aging Researchers found that frail health was associated with a greater risk for adult childhood cancer survivors of death and chronic disease. Being frail … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Autism

In 1943, Leo Kanner of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Psychiatric Clinic published his landmark paper dealing with autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In his research, he observed 11 children who, to Kanner, appeared to have four common traits: a … Continue reading

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