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developmental disabilities

New Resource Alert: Medscape Segment on Teens with ADHD & Driving

July 10, 2017
Learn about how clinicians can help families prepare their teens with ADHD for driving in this Medscape segment featuring Thomas J. Power, PhD, a CHOP expert in ADHD.

Transforming Stories Into Actionable Data

June 14, 2017
Janice Bonsu, a recent graduate of UPenn's MPH program, shares her experience working with CIRP's Dr. Allison Curry and Eve Weiss in the area of exploring the experiences of healthcare professionals who provide driving rehabilitation services to adolescents with autism.

New Resource Alert: Medscape Segment on Autism Spectrum Disorder & Driving

April 27, 2017

Watch a Medscape video from Patty Huang, MD, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician at CHOP, on teens with autism spectrum disorder and driving informed by new research conducted at CIRP@CHOP.

Validating Electronic Health Records for Injury Prevention Research

November 21, 2016
Read about a new CHOP study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders that validated an electronic health record (EHR)–based algorithm to classify the ADHD status of pediatric patients, which is part of a larger retrospective cohort study that aims to examine the association between ADHD and driving outcomes among adolescents.

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Concerns about Safety Among Parents of Children with Disabilities

April 13, 2016
Learn about a recent study examining the safety concerns of parents of children with a variety of disabilities and how healthcare providers can address these concerns.

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Preventing Injury in Special Olympians

June 16, 2015
This past weekend, Special Olympics New Jersey held its 2015 Summer Games. Any physical activity does carry risk of injury for my patients with developmental disabilities and parents have to take some extra precautions. One issue that almost always comes up for my patients with Down syndrome is why they need neck x-rays prior to participating in Special Olympics.

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New Resource Alert: Webinar on Safety in Children with Special Health Care Needs

November 20, 2014
Patty Huang recently presented a webinar on safety in children with special health care needs (CHSCN), hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services' Injury and Violence Prevention and CYSHCN Programs. In it, she describes key factors that place CSHCN at risk for unintentional injuries, and reviews strategies for injury prevention that families of CHSCN should know. Here are some links to access the presentation.

Wandering in Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders

November 13, 2014
Elopement, or wandering, is the most common "problematic" behavior related to safety that I encounter in my practice and can potentially lead to pedestrian traffic injuries. Learn what clinicians, schools, and parents can do.

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