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April 05, 2021

Majority of Preschoolers on Psychotropic Drugs do not Receive Behavioral Therapy

Almost Half Under Age Three When Medication Started The Journal of Pediatrics recently published an online study that examined the use of psychotropic medication in preschool children diagnosed with autism. This new study had several different objectives. First, it sought to discover the percentage of preschoolers that used psychotropic medication to manage their symptoms of […]

April 05, 2021

Stimulus Payments for Social Security, SSI Beneficiaries Forthcoming

Checks Delayed Due to Social Security Administration and IRS Communication Glitch After several special needs organizations launched a successful advocacy campaign to secure stimulus relief payments for individuals who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, disbursement of these $1400 checks from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been delayed. The hold up […]

April 05, 2021

Exploring Quality of Life Issues for Adults on the Spectrum

New Research Focuses on the Interplay Between Gastrointestinal, Sleep, and Social Issues At this time a year ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that autism rates in this country continue to climb. The agency then released their staggering current rate of 1 in 54 children holding an autism diagnosis. This rate […]

April 05, 2021

New Study Shows Only 4 Out of 10 Preschoolers are Prepared for Kindergarten

School Readiness Measures Reveals that 3-5 Year Olds Need More Support  Healthy and Ready to Learn (HRL) is a new initiative which examines the level of kindergarten readiness of preschoolers. A recent study published Academics Pediatrics focusing on HRL made a troubling discovery, only 42.2% of American children ages 3-5 years were considered prepared for […]

March 29, 2021

Physically Fit Children Have Bigger Brains

Greater Amount of White Matter Linked to Superior Cognitive Performance An intriguing new Spanish study featured in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports has found that children with better physical fitness have larger brains than overweight or obese children. This discovery was made by a team of researchers from the University of […]

March 29, 2021

The Prevalence of Physicians with Disabilities in the United States

New Survey Estimates 3.1% of Doctors Self-Identify as Having a Disability American physicians spend a good amount of their time treating and caring for individuals with disabilities. But how many of these doctors themselves have a disability? That’s a question a research letter answers this month in an issue of JAMA Network Open. This pioneering […]

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