Sunday, November 20, 2011

DD Special Needs: Autism Research Genetics

Autism Forms In The Womb, New Study Suggests

Children with autism appear to have significantly more brain cells than their typically developing peers, new research shows, offering evidence that the developmental disorder originates prenatally.
The finding comes from a small, preliminary study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association that looked at the brain composition of seven boys with autism and six typically developing males ages 2 to 16 who had died.

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

ADA Special Needs Bathroom: Bathroom Sinks for Wheelchair Accessibility

A wheelchair accessible vanity with an accessible sink is the best choice for storage and versatility.  If you have a small bathroom and are designing a layout for someone with a wheelchair a vanity may not allow enough room for the wheelchair to turn without damaging walls or other bathroom fixtures.

If a drop-in or roll-under sink is your choice you need to make sure that: