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February 20, 2015

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Great Plains Announces New Test for Phospholipase A2 (PLA2)

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Take a Tour Inside the Car Wash Staffed by Employees with Autism

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Discipline: Suspensions, Expulsions & IEPs


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Great Plains Announces New Test for Phospholipase A2 (PLA2)

William Shaw, Ph.D., Lab Director and Matt Pratt-Hyatt, Ph.D., Associate Lab Director

The Great Plains Laboratory is excited to announce a new test for PLA2 activity, and we are the only commercial lab currently offering this particular test in urine. PLA2 is elevated in a wide range of inflammatory disorders from multiple sclerosis to cancer. This test can be easily added to the organic acids test to provide powerful new clinical insights and treatments for a variety of serious illnesses.
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Chronic diseases are caused by many different biological imbalances, but they almost all create and have inflammation as a cornerstone. Inflammation plays a major part in most of the disorders that we spend billions of dollars to combat, searching for relief from the pain, swelling, and other symptoms that inflammation causes.

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Take a Tour Inside the Car Wash Staffed by Employees with Autism

by Justin Sedgwick, ABC7 Chicago

Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Fla. offers all the standard services and amenities of your typical car wash. But look a little deeper, and you'll notice something truly remarkable about Rising Tide: they're primarily staffed by employees on the autism spectrum.
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Around 80 percent of the 43 employees of Rising Tide Carwash classify as autistic. The car wash claims that it is the largest employer of persons with autism in the United States.

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Discipline: Suspensions, Expulsions & IEPs

by Robert K. Crabtree, Esq.

The Question

My daughter has a language impairment and has been on an IEP since last year. She has had a rough year and was just suspended from school for pushing another student into a locker. This is her second suspension this year for fighting.
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Your daughter is certainly entitled under this law to continue to receive an appropriate education if she is suspended for any time beyond 10 days.

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