From the Developmental Disabilities Administration:
Attention all Medicaid contracted Assisted Living, Adult Family Homes, and Enhanced Services Facilities:
Washington, D.C. – People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are facing threats to their health and wellbeing due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the legislation passed by Congress and on its way to President Trump’s desk is a start in addressing their needs in this crisis.
Read the full article from the Arc.
Developmental disabilities are a collection of conditions resulting from physical, learning, language, or behavioral impairments. Typically, these disabilities persist throughout a person's lifetime. New 2015-to-2018 data from the National Health Statistics Report indicate that 17.8% of all children between the ages of 3 and 17 have been diagnosed with a developmental disability, and shine a light on differences for children living in urban versus rural areas. At 19.8%, diagnosis prevalence is significantly higher among rural children, but they are less likely to see medical professionals or receive special education support services. Early intervention and connection to services is key to helping vulnerable children and families get the support they need. "
Find out more at the NIHCM Foundation.
CHILDREN IN RURAL AREAS are more likely to have a developmental disability than those in urban areas, but they're less likely to access certain services that could help them, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Read the full article at U.S. News and World Report.
Parents with children in the special education system often struggle to balance work with the many appointments and school meetings kids with disabilities can require. Things just got a bit easier, thanks to a new Labor Department opinion that IEP meetings qualify for leave coverage under the Family and Medical Leave (FMLA).
Read the full article at Parents Together.
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