Associations between neurodevelopmental disorders and factors related to school, health, and social interaction in schoolchildren: Results from a Swedish population-based survey

Linda Beckman, Ph.D., Staffan Janson, M.D., Ph.D., Laura von Kobyletzki, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 18, 2016 DOI: Background Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be surrounded by different risk factors. In order to work preventively with decreasing ADHD and ASD… Read More »»

Effort to Restrict Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Continue

AAHD is one of over 200 organizations, led by Autism National Committee, asking Congress to enact limits and accountability when R/S are used in schools. The March 25 letter is here: PDF.

Challenges to providing HIV prevention education to youth with disabilities in South Africa

Rohleder P, Swartz L, Schneider M, Eide AH.  Department of Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom.  Disabil Rehabil. 2012;34(8):619-24. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2011.613512. Epub 2011 Nov 16. PURPOSE: In South Africa, little is known how HIV prevention education is implemented in schools for learners with disabilities. This article reports on findings from a study exploring… Read More »»

Substance Abuse Resources & Programs: Young Adults

Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention for Students with Disabilities: A Call to Educators. ERIC Digest Article describes need for prevention and intervention and recommendations Visit Website     PALS: Prevention Works, All of us Together, Learning to Care, Special Modifications PALS Project has trained over 2,300 participating educators to adapt alcohol, tobacco, other drug (ATOD) and… Read More »»

Disability in cultural competency pharmacy education.

Improving health care providers’ knowledge and ability to provide culturally competent care can limit the health disparities experienced by disadvantaged populations. As racial and ethnic cultures dominate cultural competency topics in education, alternative cultures such as disability have consistently been underrepresented. This article will make the case that persons with disabilities have a unique cultural… Read More »»

Social determinants of state variation in special education participation among preschoolers with developmental delays and disabilities.

Children with developmental disabilities are at risk for secondary complications and lower academic performance, which contributes to lower health and well-being and may be ameliorated by access to special education services. This paper examines state variability in preschool special education participation among a United States population-based cohort with parent-reported developmental delays and disabilities. Analyses explore… Read More »»

Perceptions and practices of adapted physical educators on the teaching of social skills.

The purpose of this study was to determine adapted physical educators’ perceptions and practices about teaching social skills to students with disabilities. A questionnaire based on Bandura’s social learning theory concept of modeling was developed and mailed to an entire frame of 426 adapted physical education teachers in the state of Ohio. Face and content… Read More »»

Health Education Research: Education of Caregivers, Consumers, & Families

Sexuality issues and gynecologic care of adolescents with developmental disabilities. Greydanus DE, Omar HA.  Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, 1000 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-1284, USA.  Pediatr Clin North Am. 2008 Dec;55(6):1315-35, viii. All human beings are sexual from birth to… Read More »»

The effects of a supervised resistance-training program on Special Olympics athletes.

OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of a resistance-training program on athletes with intellectual disabilities (ID). DESIGN/PARTICIPANTS: 2-way (2 x 2), repeated-measures analysis of variance on 2 groups (males and females); 30 Special Olympics (SO) athletes, age 16-22 (16 males, 14 females). INTERVENTION/OUTCOME MEASURES: Resistance training, twice per week, for 3 months on Med-X weight equipment.… Read More »»

Nutrition education and support program for community-dwelling adults with intellectual disabilities.

To test the efficacy, acceptability, and appropriateness of a nutrition education and support program, 4 community-based group homes for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities participated in a pilot intervention with extended baseline period and pre-post-test design. Adults (N = 32) with intellectual or developmental disabilities, 20 direct service staff, 4 managers of group homes,… Read More »»