Friday, July 20, 2018

Gestational age at birth tied to sensory impairment risk

Babies born very preterm were seven times more likely to develop hearing loss, while those born moderately preterm and late-preterm were more than two times and 1.5 times as likely, respectively, compared with infants born at term, Finnish researchers reported in Pediatrics. The risk of visual impairment also decreased with advancing gestational age.
Medscape (free registration)/Reuters (7/18),  Physician's Briefing/HealthDay News

Children's Book Offers Boy's View Of Life With Autism

With help from his former paraprofessional, a nine-year-old with autism wrote and illustrated a book about what it's like to be on the spectrum. Read More >

Employer Success Stories

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion compiled profiles of employers who have implemented successful practices for recruiting, hiring, and advancing individuals with disabilities. These first-hand accounts demonstrate the importance of disability diversity in the workplace. Both large and small businesses are highlighted. If you know of an employer who should be featured on the EARN website, please submit an Employer Spotlight Form.