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Governor Scott Signs Historic Law to Provide Attorneys for Dependent Children with Special Needs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 25, 2014 /  — Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a measure that will provide attorneys to protect dependent children with special needs who are in the legal custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)—Florida’s most vulnerable. The Florida Legislature also appropriated $4.5 million to fund attorneys to

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Brooklyn Pediatrician Shares a Study That Shows How Adolescent Brains Process Sugar Differently Than Adults

BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 20, 2014 /  — Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatrics center, responds to an article that focuses on how food is digested in young children and how increased sugar intakes can affect health later on. An article, “Studies show adolescent brains process sugar differently than adult brains; changes in

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Gene mutation discovery could explain brain disorders in children

  Mutations in one of the brain’s key genes could be responsible for impaired mental function in children born with an intellectual disability, researchers report. The research proves that the gene, TUBB5, is essential for a healthy functioning brain. Scientists believe that in the future this knowledge, combined with regenerative medicine techniques, could also aid

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Autism Training Conference

https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/wzV9Phhw328&source=udsLANCASTER, Pa., June 10, 2014   — The Department of Public Welfare’s Bureau of Autism Services today kicked off its seventh annual Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference in Lancaster, convening 350 professionals across the state for training and to share best practices.“Under Governor Corbett’s leadership, Pennsylvania continues to lead the nation in addressing the needs of

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Autism

Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent before a child is three years old.[2] Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize;

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