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October 27, 2020

Online Presentation on Suicide & Autism Announced by AFSP

Preventing Suicide and Mental Health Crisis in Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder A presentation hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on December 4 at 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST features autism researchers Drs. Paul Lipkin and Suzanne Rybczynski of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. They […]

October 19, 2020

Ugg Boots Launches New Line of Footwear for People with Special Needs

Bootmaker and Zappos Convened Focus Groups to Assist in Product Designs Ugg Boots become ubiquitous across the country as cooler weather arrives. For decades, people of all ages have adored these simply designed boots, especially for keeping their feet warm. This year, Ugg has expanded its market by launching an inclusive collection of boots for […]

October 19, 2020

UC Davis Creates 4-Year Program for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Goal is to Replicate Model at Other California Universities Through a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, UC Davis’ MIND Institute and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is establishing a four-year college program for students with intellectual disabilities. This new program is expected to start in fall 2021 with 12 students […]

October 19, 2020

America’s Best Disability Friendly Cities

182 Cities Evaluated and Ranked Once-a-year, the personal finance website WalletHub rates U.S. cities for their disability friendliness.  This effort assists individuals with disabilities to determine the best places to live in accordance to their needs. To assemble their list, WalletHub analyzed 34 different measures (e.g. access to support services,  transportation, cost of living, etc…)  […]

October 19, 2020

Too Little or Too Much Folic Acid in Pregnancy Can Cause Harm to Developing Brains

Researchers Look for a Goldilock’s Quantity to Establish Correct Dosage A new study from the MIND Institute at UC Davis found that high amounts of folic acid given to pregnant mice caused brain damage in their offspring. These findings were published last month in the journal Cerebral Cortex. Folic Acid has been shown to be […]

October 19, 2020

Autism Treatment Conference Announced

Early Bird Registration Ends October 20 From Bench to BioPharma: One mission. One platform. Everyone Together.  The BRAIN Foundation, in partnership with UC Davis MIND Institute and CalTech, is excited to announce the second year of Synchrony. Synchrony is the first and only international symposium on translational research in autism, that brings together academia, biotech, […]

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