Autism is one of a group of disorders known as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In 2007, the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network found that the incidence of ASD in …
Memory Care: Assisted Living & Long Term Care for Memory Loss
Memory care facilities provide long term care for memory loss patients. See tips for when assisted living is needed & how to pay for a residential care facility.
New Recommendations Guide Treatment For Those On The Spectrum
For the first time in 15 years, a major psychiatric organization is updating its practice guidelines for treating kids and adolescents with autism.
Wilkes-Barre’s Community Options grows services for people with disabilities
March 27, 2017 | Times Leader online article | Article.pdf Luzerne County non-profit expands services WILKES-BARRE — A recently launched program at Community Options provides expanded services to Luzerne County residents with disabilities. The Home and Community Based Habilitation program…
What The Obamacare Replacement Bill Means Depends On How You Get Your Coverage
After much anticipation, we finally have a first draft of the Republican plan to undo the Affordable Care Act. Called the American Health Care Act, the House bill was released on Monday, and includ…
Why I Say 'Disabled Person' Instead of 'Person With Disabilities'
Since I write about disability from the perspective of a disabled person who is also concerned with systemic institutional oppression, I view the subject through the lens of the social model, which foregrounds autonomy, pride, dignity, and inclusion.
What is Self-Advocacy?
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities share their experiences in self-advocacy, as members of People First of Jefferson County and Speaking...
Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities
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How to Find Free Rides for Seniors Who Live at Home
How to Find Free Rides for Seniors Who Live at Home. Help your parents stay active without busting your budget.
How an autism assistance dog turned a family's life around
A beloved assistance dog named Jason has turned life around for Teresa Brown and her family.