It’s back-to-school time — and it’s probably never been more stressful given the COVID-19 pandemic. If your child is doing in-person classes this fall, you probably have a lot of things to consider (or worry about!).
There are many challenges that individuals (and families) living with autism experience on a day-to-day basis. The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO Clinic), offers a list of resources to help with these challenges. Additional resources are listed below.
- Browse local resources.
- Browse state and national resources.
- Autism Society
- Northeast Arc
- Autism Alliance
Join the conversation. Do you know of any resources for autism support? Share your ideas with the autism community.
Kayla Scally, one of our nurse practitioners in the Weight Center, recently had her second child. With a growing family, she has found creative and fun ways to keep herself, and her whole family, moving.
A birth defect — also called a congenital anomaly — is a problem that occurs when a baby is developing in the womb. An estimated one out of every 33 babies in the U.S. is born with a birth defect, of varying severity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If you’re a mom-to-be — or planning to be — it’s important to understand what causes birth defects and the steps you can take to prevent them during pregnancy. Here’s an overview of the most common causes of birth defects: