Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have documented high rates of obesity among adolescents with developmental disabilities. The highest rate – around 32 percent – was among those with autism.
In a move welcomed by millions with gluten sensitivities, the U.S. Food and Drug Agency has set standards for food products labeled “gluten free.” Specifically, such products can no longer contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten, a protein abundant in wheat and related grains. The standard is similar to levels recently set in Canada and the European Union.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 9, 2012) – Over 400 attendees from across the U.S. and around the world participated in the first national conference for families and professionals, “Treating the Whole Person with Autism: Comprehensive Care for Children and Adolescents with ASD.”
First year's accomplishments unveiled at ATN Program Meeting
The culmination of the first 12 months of collaborative committee work by ATN clinicians was presented at the annual Autism Treatment Network (ATN) Program Meeting, which was held in Santa Monica, California on December 6-7, 2008.