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NIH Disability Rehabilitation Research

AAHD has joined the Disability Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC) in submitting testimony to the Senate Committee on Appropriations on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) rehabilitation research programs. The April 29 testimony is here: PDF.

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Biomedical Research and Disability

March 26 Disability and Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC), including AAHD, testimony to the House committee on appropriations is here: PDF.

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Advancing Rehabilitation Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

AAHD has joined the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC) – 25 organizations – endorsing Senate legislation (S.1027) to strengthen rehabilitation research at NIH. The July 1 statement is available: PDF.

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Evaluation of an Activities of Daily Living Scale for Adolescents and Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Activity limitations are an important and useful dimension of disability, but there are few validated measures of activity limitations for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities. This evaluation set out to describe the development of the Waisman Activities of Daily Living (W-ADL) Scale for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, and systematically evaluate its measurement […]

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New Findings on the ‘Female Protective Effect’ From Autism

Boys are considerably more likely than girls to have autism, but scientists have not fully understood the imbalance. According to a recent study led by Elise Robinson, an instructor in analytic and translational genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, females need to have more familial risk factors to manifest autistic behaviors. Researchers […]

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