Autism Research Setback: Brain Tissue Shortage Complicated by Freezer Thaw Out

Autism research received a recent setback. Last year in May 2012, a freezer failure at the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center, McLean Hospital, caused 147 frozen specimens to thaw over a period of a few days, with 54 of them dedicated to autism research. Brain tissue is extremely fragile and degrades quickly. This will have…
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Paraplegics Can Learn to Walk Again with ReWalk

Learn to…ReWalk? Learning to walk again may seem like a pipe-dream for anyone bound to a wheelchair because of a spinal cord injury. Based on information gathered from several studies and reported by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are close to 300,000 people just in the US who are living with a…
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US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Program: What is it and how can you participate?

Sports can be an integral part of the life of a special needs child. It fosters personal growth, exercise, builds confidence, and builds interpersonal and communication skills. Soccer is one sport that can help provide these building blocks. US Youth Soccer offers the TOPSoccer program, which is an outreach, community-based program for young boy and…
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March is Intellectual Disability Awareness Month

Arlington Heritage Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the Proclamation, signed on February 13th, 2013, by Governor Tom Corbett as proclaiming March 2013 as Intellectual Disability Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. He has encouraged the public to support Pennsylvanians with intellectual disabilities and their families. Check your community businesses and organizations for event listings and ways…
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