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CDC Study Pinpoints Prevalence Of Intellectual Disability

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are offering up a new estimate of the number of American children with intellectual disability.

January 21, 2021

Pandemic Could Hurt Home-Based Care For Kids With 24/7 Needs

Every state now offers a program providing home health care to kids with severe needs, but the pandemic has worsened worker shortages and raised fears that tightening budgets might mean cuts.

January 20, 2021

Disability Discrimination In Health Care Under Scrutiny

Federal officials are weighing a rewrite of regulations designed to ensure that people with disabilities do not face discrimination from medical providers amid concerns about unequal access.

January 19, 2021

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Therapists Who Help Tots With Developmental Delays See Big Drop In Referrals

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of children referred to early intervention has plummeted leaving therapists worried that the kids being missed could face long-term consequences.

January 13, 2021
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Cats May Improve Social Skills In Kids With Autism

Adopting a cat can make a big difference for kids with autism, new research suggests.

January 12, 2021

Trump Administration Approves First Medicaid Block Grant

The plan, long opposed by disability advocates, would give one state broad authority in running the health insurance program in exchange for capping its annual federal funding.

January 12, 2021

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Program Helping People Leave Institutions Renewed After Years In Limbo

Following years of uncertainty, federal lawmakers are giving new life to a popular Medicaid program that moves people with disabilities from institutions into the community.

January 11, 2021

Newborn Screening May Contain Autism Clues

A simple, routine test may be able to detect autism in newborn children, researchers say.

January 8, 2021

CDC Adds Down Syndrome To COVID-19 ‘Increased Risk’ List

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is acknowledging for the first time that COVID-19 poses an especially high risk for people with Down syndrome.

January 7, 2021

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Kids With Autism See IQs Rise With Age, Study Finds

IQ is generally expected to remain stable over time, but new research suggests that the measure increases significantly for those with autism during adolescence and early adulthood.

December 18, 2020
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Disability Advocates Urge People To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

As the first COVID-19 vaccines become available, advocates say people with developmental disabilities should get vaccinated and they are pushing for this population to be eligible soon.

December 17, 2020
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COVID-19 Risk Varies Among Those With IDD, Study Finds

People with developmental disabilities face a greater chance of dying from COVID-19 as compared to others, but new research suggests that the risk is not shared equally among this population.

December 14, 2020

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