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Chilean 14-Year-Old With Cystic Fibrosis Asks To Be Allowed To Die

A video of a 14-year-old Chilean girl with cystic fibrosis asking to be allowed to die has captured attention across the Spanish-speaking world and launched a debate about the right-to-die movement in a region with strong Catholic influence. 309 more words


My longtime collaborator, Dr. Rick C.S. Lin and I launched the Center for Developmental Disorders Research (www.umc.edu/cddr) during the last two weeks. This is a major undertaking, involving 70 scientists and clinicians across over a dozen departments of the Medical Center. 236 more words

Embracing Autism

What nobody tells you about fairy tales and happily ever after is that they’re bullshit.

They don’t tell you that after you successfully come out of your dark hole of mental illness and fuckery and find love and happiness, that the bullshit will keep being flung at you. 412 more words


Toward Predictive, Preventative Programming in Schools

Mental health in schools is kind of like mental health anywhere else. Building and maintaining it both depend on a great many things ‘going  right.’ So how can a parent, or for th… 205 more words

Siblings With Autism Less Similar Than Previously Thought, Study Says

The majority of siblings diagnosed with autism do not share the same genetic mutation, according to a new study.

Using whole-genome sequencing technology, scientists looked at the genetic material of 85 families that had two children diagnosed with autism, the New York… 167 more words

Parents May Be Able to Lower Kids' Autism Risk

Autism experts still disagree over a lot of things about the developmental disorder, but there is one idea that unites most of them — that the earlier the condition can be diagnosed, and the sooner interventions, from medications to behavioral therapies, can be tried, the more likely that child will be to develop normally. 703 more words

Blue-White coaches, date change announced

Coaches have been announced for the annual Blue-White All-Star basketball games which are also moving to a Saturday.

The exhibition games between Western North Carolina seniors are scheduled for March 21 at Roberson (girls at 6 p.m., followed by the boys). 87 more words