Menu Skip to content
Search Facebook Twitter
Close

Health & Behavior

Cerebral Palsy Can Be Diagnosed By 6 Months Of Age, Study Finds

Cerebral palsy can be accurately diagnosed by 6 months of age, researchers say, yet kids often aren't flagged until they're 1 or 2, potentially losing out on valuable early intervention.

October 3, 2017

Twitter Fueling Anti-Vaccine Sentiment

An online chorus linking some immunizations to autism has gained momentum via Twitter, a new study shows, with most of the negative comments coming from select areas of the country.

October 3, 2017
Lydia Steckelberg spent a week in the emergency room

Nowhere To Go: Young People With Severe Autism Languish In Hospitals

Teens and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency rooms and acute-care hospitals, sometimes sedated, restrained or confined, an investigation shows.

October 2, 2017

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Girls With Autism More Likely To Have Younger Siblings With ASD

Parents with a child on the spectrum are more likely to see a future child diagnosed with autism too. New research from Harvard shows the odds are much higher when the older child is a girl.

September 29, 2017

Study: Health Care A Struggle For Those With Special Needs

A new study finds people with developmental disabilities struggle to get adequate medical care and physicians are often unprepared to treat them.

September 29, 2017

Group Home Evicts Man With Special Needs For Using Medical Marijuana

A 34-year-old was abruptly evicted from a group home after his doctor recommended medical marijuana to treat his seizures. With no place to go, he landed in a hospital emergency room.

September 26, 2017

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

U.S. Capitol Police drag a protester

Disability Advocates Arrested Protesting Medicaid Cuts

Over 100 disability rights advocates were arrested while protesting Medicaid changes in a proposal to overhaul the nation's health care system. Hours later, the GOP plan appeared doomed.

September 26, 2017

Report: Direct Care Workers Can’t Afford To Stay In Jobs

The direct support professionals that many people with disabilities rely on are barely getting by, with new data showing they make little more than minimum wage despite surging demand.

September 22, 2017
Senators introduce health care bill

Medicaid Home And Community-Based Services Face New Threat

Disability advocates are decrying a renewed drive to overhaul the nation's health care system that they say would fundamentally alter Medicaid and jeopardize home and community-based services.

September 19, 2017

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

States Get Guidance On ABLE Accounts, Medicaid Eligibility

As a new kind of account allowing people with disabilities to save money becomes more available, federal officials say there are big implications for Medicaid.

September 12, 2017
National Institutes of Health

Feds Award Millions For Autism Research

The federal government is handing out nearly $100 million with an eye toward better understanding autism and developing interventions for the condition.

September 8, 2017

Researchers: What We Know About Girls On The Spectrum ‘May Be Wrong’

Even though they score higher on tests of communication and social skills, girls with autism appear to struggle more than boys with the demands of everyday life.

September 1, 2017

Sign up today for
the Disability Scoop
Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter

Get the latest developmental disability news from Disability Scoop sent straight to your inbox.

×

Get unlimited Disability Scoop access starting at just $5

Join Today