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The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has developed a color, folded, cross-cultural pamphlet to be given to women at Ob-Gyn appointments. We believe that giving women the knowledge to reduce environmental exposures, hopefully to achieve more control over their reproductive outcomes, is really important. This educational pamphlet explains environmental risks at home, in the workplace, and outdoors and we would like to see it printed and distributed to clinics and doctors offices around the country. Contributing partners include the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), American College of Nurse Midwives, and the V.A. women’s health program, with funding from the John Merck Fund.
Resources for Women of Childbearing Age
Two recent studies of importance to the developmental disabilities community are:
1. Kids’ lower IQs linked to prenatal pollution, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/20/AR2009072000068.html (Developmental delays were mentioned on the second page.)
2. Starting to get crowded in the 100-year-olds club, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/19/AR2009071900477.html Study mentions the greater cost for elderly with health problems)
For more information, to get a hard copy of the pamphlet, or to help distribute this resource, please contact Laura Abulafia, Director of Education and Outreach for AAIDD's Environmental Health Initiative, at email@example.com.