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Building Healthy & Inclusive Communities

Throughout Healthy Communities, Special Olympics seeks to collaborate with mission-aligned organizations that often traditionally miss the population that Special Olympics serves. Special Olympics has set a goal of having 100 locations recognized as Healthy Communities by 2020. When Kenny Canon’s pain resulted in a trip to the emergency room, his mother began to worry. “He had toothaches, was in a lot of pain and said he was dizzy,” said Kenny’s mother, Shirley. “He told me […]

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Health-Related Fitness Programs For Adolescents Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder

BY YOCHEVED BENSINGER-BRODY PT, PHD, PCS, CHRISTOPHER EVANGELISTA, SPT AND DANA YEE, SPT Children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often receive physical therapy services from the time they are diagnosed (and sometimes even before!) through their school years. Typically, physical therapy goals are focused on helping these children achieve their gross motor milestones, such as walking and jumping, as well as improving quality of walking and balance. Despite receiving skilled gross motor-related services […]

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National Population Residency Trends: A Concern For Children With Disabilities?

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE & DENTISTRY BY H. BARRY WALDMAN DDS, MPH, PHD, STEVEN P. PERLMAN DDS, MSCD, DHL (HON) AND MATTHEW COOKE, DDS, MD, MPH CHANGING CHILD POPULATION NUMBERS On the last day of 2013, the Census Bureau released figures from July 2012 to July 2013 which indicated that the population grew at “…lowest rate in more than seven decades… (in the oncoming year) one birth is expected every eight seconds in the […]

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Exploring The Benefits Of Intergenerational Programs

GENETIC ALLIANCE BY CLAIRE MENA ONEgeneration, one of many intergenerational childcare centers that have been spurting up across the country, focuses on creating high quality interactions among adults and children during the early development stages of childhood. When Dr. Kristine Varanyan arrives at work every morning, there walks her son in tow. Upon entering, they go their separate ways: Eliaz off to his classroom and Varanyan to her office. For almost two years now, Varanyan […]