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Clinic’s Prescription for Healthier Patients? Lawyers

The Medicaid-funded program operates on the notion that fixing patients' legal ills is a vital part of their medical care.

September 17, 2021
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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Could Impact Services For Those With IDD

A sweeping new Biden administration plan to require many workers to receive COVID-19 vaccinations may have implications for individuals with disabilities and the people who support them.

September 13, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters OK’d For Some Group Home Residents

At least one state is moving forward with booster shots for certain group home residents even though the federal government has not yet issued formal rules for when most Americans should get them.

September 10, 2021

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CDC Rolls Out New COVID-19 Resources For People With IDD

As the delta surge renews concerns about COVID-19 across much of the country, the CDC is taking steps to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities protect themselves.

September 7, 2021

Military Cuts Autism Services, Concerning Families

The military's insurance will soon no longer cover behavior analysis at schools and other places outside of clinical settings, cutting off many kids with autism from services they rely on.

September 7, 2021

Growing Up Is Hard, Especially For Young People With Disabilities

Young adults with disabilities say the transition to adulthood is filled with extra challenges and schools, disability providers and health officials need to better prepare families.

August 26, 2021

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EPA Bans All Food Uses For Pesticide Linked To Developmental Issues

The EPA will stop farmers from using a pesticide on strawberries, apples, broccoli and all other foods that's been linked to neurodevelopmental disorders in children.

August 20, 2021
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COVID-19 Vaccinations Lag Among Those With Disabilities, Census Finds

Amid heightened concerns about COVID-19 as the delta variant spreads across the nation, new federal data indicates that adults with disabilities are less likely than others to be vaccinated.

August 17, 2021
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Autism Risk Significantly Higher For Kids Born Premature, Study Finds

A study looking at four decades of data on millions of children is showing just how much the timing of a child's birth influences their risk of developing autism.

August 11, 2021

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Genetic Testing ‘Strongly Recommended’ For Kids With Intellectual Disability

A new recommendation from a leading medical association is urging children with intellectual disability, developmental delay and other congenital anomalies to undergo genetic testing.

July 30, 2021

Advocates Reflect On FDA Overturning Ban On Electric Shock Devices

Disability advocates have been fighting the use electric shock devices for decades. In 2020, they got a win when the FDA banned the devices, but earlier this month that ban was overturned.

July 27, 2021

Disability Advocates Warn $400 Billion Community-Based Services Plan Could Get Chopped

An ambitious Biden administration plan to invest $400 billion to transform home and community-based services and get people with disabilities off waiting lists is in jeopardy, advocates say.

July 23, 2021

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