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No woman with disability should be left behind


The European Diasability Forum (EDF) took the World Day for Elimination of Violence against Women as occasion to call the European Union to protect the rights of women with disabilities. Furthermore the EDF is holding a hearing aiming to raise awareness on ending forced sterilisation of women and girls with disabilities and call for the prohibition of all forms of violence against women.
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Mothers of teens with autism report higher levels of stress, but optimism can be a buffer


Research suggests a positive outlook can mitigate the psychological effects of parenting a child with autism
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Video game improves balance in youth with autism


Playing a video game that rewards participants for holding various "ninja" poses could help children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improve their balance, according to a recent study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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School exacerbates feelings of being 'different' in pupils with autism spectrum conditions


Negative school experiences can have harmful long term effects on pupils with Autism Spectrum Conditions, a new study in the journal Autism reports.
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Umbilical cord blood improves motor skills in some children with cerebral palsy


An infusion of cells from a child's own umbilical cord blood appears to improve brain connectivity and motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy, according to a randomized clinical trial published this week by Stem Cells Translational Medicine.
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