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Startling New Report: Obesity Among Teens With Autism

I was startled to read the latest report from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) on the rate of obesity among teens with intellectual disabilities and autism: 13.1% of teenagers without developmental disabilities 20% of teenagers with intellectual … Continue reading

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Why Are Children with Disabilities at a Higher Risk for Obesity?

Have you been walking your way to health?  This week is Healthy Weight Week.   Unfortunately, obesity is more prevalent in people with disabilities than people without disabilities.  Obesity rates for children with disabilities are approximately 38% higher than children without disabilities.  … Continue reading

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