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According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 6 children in the United States had a developmental disability in 2006-2008, ranging from mild disabilities such as speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, autism and intellectual disabilities. At The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), researchers and clinicians are finding ways to give these children the early intervention and skills they need to live fulfilling lives.

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Clinic launching summer camp for children diagnosed with ADHD

The Dan L. Duncan Children’s Neurodevelopmental Clinic at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is launching its first annual summer camp geared toward children in grades 1–3 diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The ADDventure Summer Camp will be held at St. Francis Episcopal Day School in Houston during the afternoons, June 9–27, 2014, and will be open to children previously diagnosed with ADHD by a pediatrician or child psychologist. Pre-registration for the camp is now open. 

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UTHealth researchers study stress of parenting autistic children

Studying parenting stress in mothers of young children with autism spectrum disorder is the focus of a new study at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

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Gift of $1 million establishes Center of Excellence for West Syndrome Research

A $1 million endowment on behalf of the West Syndrome Foundation has established the UTHealth Center of Excellence for West Syndrome Research and the Geissler Distinguished Chair in West Syndrome Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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