Skip Navigation. Developmental Disorders - Media Relations - UTHealth

Media Relations

feature banner image

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 6 children in the United States had a developmental disability in 2006-2008, ranging from mild disabilities such as speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, autism and intellectual disabilities. At The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), researchers and clinicians are finding ways to give these children the early intervention and skills they need to live fulfilling lives.

UTHealth specialists available for interview

Children’s Learning Institute launches free online child development portal for Rio Grande Valley residents

The Children’s Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has launched Act Early Texas!, an online portal that provides free developmental screening tools and training resources for parents and early childhood professionals in Cameron, Willacy and Hidalgo counties in Texas. The free screening tools and training, which are available in English and Spanish, can be accessed at

Continue reading »

LoneStar LEND Program to host third annual conference in Houston April 9-10

In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month, the LoneStar LEND Program at the Children’s Learning Institute will host the third annual LoneStar LEND Conference in Houston April 9-10, 2015, at the Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building.

Continue reading »

UTHealth research: Children of parents in technical jobs at higher risk for autism

Children of fathers who are in technical occupations are more likely to have an autism spectrum disorder, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Continue reading »