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Technology is a double-edged sword for primary care physicians

By:Health Data Management

Primary care physicians are overworked and burned out, due in no small part to the burdens of using time-consuming electronic health record systems.

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Creating a Home Atmosphere of Solitude to Help Cope with Adult Autism

By:RedFin Blog

When you’re on the autism spectrum, the qualities that make up a soothing home atmosphere require a lot more consideration. As those diagnosed in childhood grow into adults, they may discover that the specific daily challenges they run into are changing, but the need to have a tranquil living space remains ever-important.

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How to Create a Backyard Sanctuary for Kids with Disabilities


Children of all abilities and needs should have room to play and explore their world. In fact, play is so important for a child’s development that the United Nations declared play is a human right for children. Making your home a place where a child with special needs can be active takes more than a look around. You’ll want to brainstorm ways the outside can be an inclusive sanctuary for children of all abilities, too.

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Autism, ADHD, And Sleep

By:Autism Society of Alabama

Sleep problems are common among children and adults with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While those with autism spectrum disorder or ADHD may be more commonly affected by sleep disorders and other sleep challenges, a lack of sleep can exacerbate symptoms of autism or ADHD. However, with healthy sleep habits and treatment, sleep problems and the daytime challenges they present may be alleviated or eliminated.

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Autism Behind the Wheel: Teaching Teens and Young Adults with ASD to Drive

By:Carmen Adams

Driving is an important milestone in the lives of teenagers and young adults. No longer do they have to ask Mom or Dad for a ride to their friends’ houses. Now they can drive themselves to school, work, and beyond, giving them more freedom over their own schedules. Learning to drive is an opportunity for teens and young adults to earn their independence.

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Toddlers fall short on daily veggies while infants aren’t getting enough iron, Nestlé study finds

More than a quarter (27%) of toddlers and preschoolers aren’t eating a single serving of vegetables on a given day and of those who do, French fries are the most common vegetable consumed, according to the latest update to the Nestlé Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS).

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I stopped calling autistic people ‘high-functioning’ because of my son. Here’s why.

By:Lynn Adams via

My 10-year-old son can change from an adorable, quirky little dude to an aggressive screamer in a second. He sinks so far, so fast, that I forget about his strengths and drown in his weaknesses. I wish I could make it stop. There’s a diagnosis that explains it: autism.

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My Daughter Has A Speech Delay, And This Is The Most Important Person In Her Life

By:Scary Mommy

One of the most important people in my daughter’s life right now is someone we only casually know. We know her name. But not her birthday. We know where she works. But not where she lives.

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The Secret Sensory Culprit That Makes Reading and Writing Challenging for Your Child

By:Heather Greutman via Growing Hands-On Kids

“No, ma’am, his eyesight is perfect.” Ironically, that’s not at all the answer you wanted. Your 7-year-old is having a very hard time learning to read and write. He mixes up letters, he skips words… he even complains of nausea when he needs to do reading in the classroom. You were so hoping that this was all a case of needing glasses, and then all would be smooth sailing.

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15 Behavior Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum

By:by Rachel Wise, CAS (via IBCCES)

In this article you will find 15 supportive behavior strategies for children on the autism spectrum (some strategies can be used with adults as well). Many of the strategies can also be used to help children without autism who have challenging behaviors.

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