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October 27, 2020

Building Health Care Independence for Adults with Autism

University of Missouri Helps Adolescents with ASD Transition to Adult Health Care Practices Previous research has shown that young adults with autism are only half as likely to receive health care transition services (e.g. learning how to schedule a doctor’s appointment or fill a prescription) compared to young adults with other special needs. To ameliorate […]

October 27, 2020

Longer Hours Spent in Intervention Not Always Better for Toddlers with Autism

Study Shows 15-Hours vs. 25-Hours Programs per Week Had Similar Impact Until now, clinicians had no data to rely upon to guide parents of newly diagnosed toddlers with autism on the number of hours required to make behavioral improvements. That has just changed due to UC Davis Health’s newly published study in the Journal of […]

October 27, 2020

Online Presentation on Suicide & Autism Announced by AFSP

Preventing Suicide and Mental Health Crisis in Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder A presentation hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on December 4 at 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST features autism researchers Drs. Paul Lipkin and Suzanne Rybczynski of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. They […]

October 19, 2020

Ugg Boots Launches New Line of Footwear for People with Special Needs

Bootmaker and Zappos Convened Focus Groups to Assist in Product Designs Ugg Boots become ubiquitous across the country as cooler weather arrives. For decades, people of all ages have adored these simply designed boots, especially for keeping their feet warm. This year, Ugg has expanded its market by launching an inclusive collection of boots for […]

October 19, 2020

UC Davis Creates 4-Year Program for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Goal is to Replicate Model at Other California Universities Through a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, UC Davis’ MIND Institute and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is establishing a four-year college program for students with intellectual disabilities. This new program is expected to start in fall 2021 with 12 students […]

October 19, 2020

America’s Best Disability Friendly Cities

182 Cities Evaluated and Ranked Once-a-year, the personal finance website WalletHub rates U.S. cities for their disability friendliness.  This effort assists individuals with disabilities to determine the best places to live in accordance to their needs. To assemble their list, WalletHub analyzed 34 different measures (e.g. access to support services,  transportation, cost of living, etc…)  […]

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