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Parents of children with developmental disabilities aim high

It’s a message still heard today by thousands of parents of children with disabilities — temper your expectations so you won’t be disappointed. Research suggests quite the opposite. When parents have ... read more

Living Life With Autism: Has Anything Really Changed?

(And, he adds, in rare cases, some may not even be aware they have autism until they have a child diagnosed with the disorder, and their own status unfolds.) About 56% of people with autism graduate ... read more

What happens to developmentally disabled as parents age, die?

Maryland’s deputy secretary for developmental disabilities. Simons has worked in similar jobs in five other states and he said it’s the same wherever he goes — parents dying or getting sick, and ... read more

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For Parents Of Developmentally Disabled Adults, The Wait For Help Never Ends

[Health] A Connecticut soldier exposed to smoke from 'burn pits’ in Afghanistan now fights for benefits ... Our children's future is out of our control." Jessica Castelano, 42, has developmental ... read more


Lone parents and their children lose Supreme Court challenge against DWP's controversial benefit cap

The appeal by the parents had been in response to a High Court ruling ... 10 households affected by the benefit cap could not work – often due to being single parents with young children or suffering ... read more

Autistic people with intellectual disability often excluded in studies

They found the same association in children ... and potential benefits, so their consent is more difficult to obtain. Research instruments are rarely designed for people with severe to profound ... read more

States Look To Help Aging Parents Of Those With Disabilities

Maryland’s deputy secretary for developmental disabilities. Simons has worked in similar jobs in five other states and he said it’s the same wherever he goes — parents dying or getting sick, and ... read more

Schools Aim to Keep Disabled Kids Close to Home

The shift will pull kids with special needs, sometimes shunted into separate classrooms far from home, back into nearby schools as the school district decentralizes its services for disabled students. ... read more

Aging parents worry about who will care for their disabled children

Nationwide, about 860,000 people older than 60 are in Beth’s place, caring for someone with intellectual or developmental ... with disabilities a place to live, money, benefits and a new guardian, ... read more

New ID cards aim to help developmentally disabled in encounters with first responders

spokeswoman for the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities. Nationally, 1 in 59 children has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, a brain development disorder, by age 8, according to ... read more

Noah’s Ark Communities to provide residential living for adults with developmental disabilities

Residents of Noah’s Ark Communities typically will be age twenty-one and over because state-provided benefits are generally ... most often the parents of the developmentally disabled: “Those children ... read more

Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention

"Add to this the high prevalence of developmental ... children – and the fact that most adult children with intellectual disabilities remain at home with aging parents, we have a looming public health ... read more



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