Could We Prevent Disability by Funding More Education Programs for Students and Future Parents?

Could we provide more funding of education and assistance programs for students and future parents on healthy prenatal care, risk factors of disability and the importance of their role in protecting the unborn? This Prevention Report is a call for education and training for hospitals, doctors, nurses, and other attendants of birth to lead the... Continue Reading →

How Can We Determine any Conclusion about the Safety of Medications Given at Birth or Any Obstetric Practice?

Is there a cause and affect of any obstetric practice for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy or other Developmental Disabilities?  How do we know if we don’t collect the data at birth? This Prevention Report is a call for education and training for hospitals, doctors, nurses, and other attendants of birth to lead the call ... Continue Reading →

Developmental Disabilities are a great cost to our children, families and society; they are a critical public health issue that deeply impacts the lives of millions of Americans. (1)

Each year approximately 120,000 children are diagnosed with a lifelong Developmental Disability. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has estimated the lifetime cost of care for each individual citizen with Intellectual Disability and Cerebral Palsy is nearly $1 million (in 2003 dollars), approximately one half that figure for those with Vision or Hearing Impairments. (Caregiver,... Continue Reading →

Why in the past decade and a half has there been a significant increase in the number of children exhibiting Developmental Disabilities?

Why in the past decade and a half has there been a significant increase in the number of children exhibiting Developmental Disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Vision Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, and Cerebral Palsy with resulting motor disabilities and developmental delays? How much do we not know about the causes of... Continue Reading →

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