Three months after receiving a new kidney, a girl who made national headlines when her parents said she was initially denied a transplant due to her intellectual disability is now doing well.
It’s the leading cause of inherited intellectual disability and often co-occurs with autism, but a new study finds that many educators and therapists know little about fragile X syndrome.
Despite an increased risk for complications from the flu, many children with intellectual disability, cerebral palsy and other disorders are not vaccinated to protect against the virus.
A New Jersey girl who made national news when her parents said she was denied a life-saving organ transplant due to her intellectual disability has now received a new kidney.
New research is offering clues about why people with a genetic condition associated with autism and intellectual disability exhibit certain behaviors, a finding which may spur treatment advances.
For the first time in more than a decade, a new version of the DSM will be unveiled this weekend and with it comes major change to the way autism is diagnosed.
Just weeks before a new version of the DSM is scheduled for release, the head of the National Institute of Mental Health says “patients with mental disorders deserve better.”
Arizona is the place to be when it comes to services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to a new national ranking.
New research suggests that a readily-available antibiotic can bring about improvements in behavior and anxiety for those with the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability.
Experts behind the new version of the DSM didn’t back down on major changes to the definition of autism, but appear to have made an about-face when it comes to intellectual disability.
In the largest-ever gift of its kind, a New York businessman is pledging millions toward improving health care services for people with intellectual disabilities.
In the wake of two high-profile cases of people with disabilities allegedly denied organ transplants due to their special needs, advocates are urging federal officials to step in.
A new drug is showing promise for treating social withdrawal and challenging behaviors associated with fragile X syndrome and some cases of autism.
A girl with intellectual disability who was reportedly denied a kidney transplant earlier this year because she’s “mentally retarded” will be receiving a new organ after all.
Two pharmaceutical companies are teaming up in an effort to bring medications to treat autism and intellectual disability to market sooner.