CDC: COVID-19 Vaccination for Children with Disabilities

COVID-19 Poses a Greater Risk  Several disabled children possess preexisting medical issues that pose a significant risk for severe illness from COVID-19, such as:  Lung, Heart, or Kidney Disease  Weakened Immune System  Cancer  Diabetes  Blood Diseases  Conditions of the Muscular/Central Nervous System  Likewise, children with developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, autism, or intellectual disabilities […]

OneWell Now Offering Respite Services in California

Lancaster, PA (April 27th, 2022) – Today, OneWell, a global provider of healthcare for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, announced that In-Home Respite Services are now live in California. The purpose of In-Home Respite is to provide intermittent and/or regularly scheduled supervision to afford the consumer’s primary caregiver(s) temporary relief in the responsibilities associated […]

‘Don’t Shove Us Off Like We’re Rubbish,’ Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Said About Their Neighborhood

Civic involvement is once again on people’s minds as the federal election approaches. However, not everyone’s demands are met in the political arena – and one of the areas most in need of improvement in local government. Phillipa Carnemolla, an Associate Professor at The University of Technology Sydney states that they spent a year talking […]

Understanding the Disabilities Market

Individuals with impairments are frequently disregarded by industries. People who use wheelchairs, are hearing – an/or vision-impaired, face cognitive challenges, or have other disabilities that can benefit from today’s technological breakthroughs. Working-age adults with disabilities have more money to spend on non-essentials than the Black and Hispanic markets combined, with a reported discretionary income of […]

Congress Increases Funding for Special Education and Disability Programs

President Joe Biden’s signature on a $1.5 trillion spending measure will increase funding for special education and other programs for individuals with disabilities, but advocates believe it is insufficient. The agreement, which was signed earlier this week, supports the government through September. It is the first government budget package passed by the Senate since Biden […]

UMD is Experimenting with A Program to Assist Kids with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This semester, the University of Maryland is launching a new program to assist students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The TerpsEXCEED program provides students with the opportunity to have a full-time college experience, from attending classes and living in dorms to hanging with friends and cheering on Maryland Athletics.  According to Amy D’Agati, a senior […]

Connectivity and Assistive Technology have the Potential to Level the Playing Field for People with Disabilities

The Internet and assistive technology offer enormous potential for leveling the playing field for people with disabilities. To enhance digital equity, important links to friends, family, and support networks must be provided; in a nutshell, social isolation and hurdles to achievement must be combated through technology and education.   Easterseals Washington, with the tagline “All Abilities, […]

A New Curriculum Trains Nurses to Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

The Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing at St. John Fisher College’s Wegmans School of Nursing has developed a new and first-of-its-kind curriculum for integration into existing primary care nurse practitioner residency programs to improve the health care experience for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The online, modularized curriculum provides an in-depth overview […]

Researchers Will Put Wearable Technology to The Test in Order to Detect Problem Behaviors in Children with Disabilities and Propose Intervention Techniques

Vanderbilt researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to deploy wearable technologies to detect problem behaviors in children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to suggest protective interventions. Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are more likely to exhibit problem conduct, which could result in them being injured, removed from […]

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