Saturday, February 29

UCLA research center announces initiative for autism spectrum disorder

UCLA’s Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities recently announced the establishment of a national research initiative for people with autism spectrum disorder. The Autism Spectrum Disorder Health Care Transitions Research Network will research the health, family and social needs of adolescents, a group the center says is typically overlooked by most health care and social services, as they enter adulthood, according to a UCLA Health System press release. Read more...



UCLA professor creates nonprofit to help children cope with cancer

On Aug. 5, 2011, doctors told Justin Wilford, a UCLA geography lecturer, what no parent wants to hear­­­. His 4-year-old son, Max, had brain cancer. About two months later, Wilford and his wife, Audra Wilford, founded the MaxLove Project, a nonprofit organization that helps children fighting cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Read more...







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