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Study Backs Therapeutic Benefits Of Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is frequently offered for people with developmental disabilities and now a new analysis suggests that the activity really does have a therapeutic benefit.

April 25, 2017
A boy with autism

Wandering May Be Treatable, Study Finds

Many kids with disabilities have a tendency to wander away from safe places — with potentially tragic consequences — but a new study suggests that it's possible to mitigate such behavior.

April 20, 2017
FDA

FDA Warns Of Products Claiming To Cure Autism

The Food and Drug Administration is cautioning that many products claiming to cure or treat autism are bogus and may in fact be dangerous.

April 13, 2017

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Stem Cells Show Promise For Treating Autism

A small, but promising study suggests that stem cells from a child's own cord blood may offer an effective treatment for autism symptoms.

April 5, 2017
Dr. Tom Lacy examines a 2-year-old

Study: Wait For Developmental Specialists Often 5 Months Or More

The number of doctors with the expertise to evaluate and treat kids with developmental disabilities is alarmingly low, researchers say, which can delay critical assessments and intervention.

March 31, 2017

Study Looks At How Autism Impacts Parents

Moms and dads of kids with autism spend less time together than couples with typically-developing children, new research suggests, but that doesn't mean they don't support one another.

March 28, 2017

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President Donald Trump reacts, as Vice President Mike Pence looks on

Collapse Of Health Care Bill Leaves Medicaid Unscathed

A Republican proposal to overhaul the nation's health care system and fundamentally alter Medicaid is off the table and that's good news for people with disabilities, advocates say.

March 27, 2017

Many With Disabilities Fear Medicaid Cuts Will Diminish Independence

If federal Medicaid money dwindles and states have to find savings, they may be tempted to drop home- and community-based services for people with developmental disabilities.

March 21, 2017
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney

Trump’s ‘Skinny Budget’ Sows Uncertainty For Disability Programs

Deep cuts to domestic spending outlined in a budget plan released by the White House this week could have big implications for people with developmental disabilities.

March 17, 2017

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Blood samples

Autism May Be Detectable In Blood

Scientists say they can predict with near perfect accuracy whether or not a child has autism from a blood sample.

March 16, 2017
Lori Bolton

Remote Monitoring Replacing Some Direct Support Staff

People with developmental disabilities are increasingly relying on a mix of sensors, cameras and other electronic devices that can alleviate the need for around-the-clock staff.

March 15, 2017
Press conference on Capitol Hill

GOP Plan To Replace Obamacare Calls For Medicaid Caps

A Republican proposal to revamp the nation's health care system would fundamentally alter Medicaid, threatening access to community-based services for people with disabilities, advocates say.

March 9, 2017

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