Friday, February 13, 2009
Interesting new research on a seldom-discussed topic: sports injuries among high school kids with disabilities. Among the findings: players at greatest risk for injury were athletes with autism and athletes with histories of seizures. "Athletes with autism had about five times the injury rate of athletes with mental disabilities. Athletes with seizures had more than 2.5 times the rate of injury reported among those with no seizure history," according to the study published this month in the journal Pediatrics.