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Feds Fail To Track COVID-19 At Institutions

Institutions serving people with developmental disabilities have been hard hit by the coronavirus, but no one knows how widespread the issue is and advocates say that needs to change. The Trump administration implemented rules in May mandating that nursing homes report COVID-19 infections directly to federal officials and notify residents and their families of such cases. But, […]

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“If we do not look for it, we do not see it”: Clinicians’ experiences and understanding of identifying post‐traumatic stress disorder in adults with autism and intellectual disability – Wiley Online Library

Abstract Background Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) are at increased risk of potentially traumatic events and may be at increased risk of post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, knowledge regarding identification of PTSD in this population is limited. The aim of this study was to investigate clinical experience regarding PTSD and […]

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Bucks eyes mental health court, police co-responder program – News – Bucks County Courier Times – Levittown, PA

“If we can use this rising clamor of awareness … as momentum to get something done, then we should,” said Weintraub. “If we can use this rising clamor of awareness … as momentum to get something done, then we should,” said Weintraub. Bucks County could see a new mental health court and other police changes […]

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Guest opinion: Addressing racial disparity in mental health and healthcare

Healthcare Network provides cutting-edge, best-of-class integrated primary care addressing the whole person — both body and mind. ++++++++++++++++++++++ By Haris Domond Special to The News-Press While protests continue to address issues of racial disparity throughout the United States, another important issue has received attention through Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Awareness […]

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Kanye West, bipolar disorder and me: When I hear Kanye’s rants, I remember my own delusions | Salon.com

  By DARRYL ROBERTSON I was spooked, running around New York City trying to dodge death. Little blue men were falling from the sky trying to kill me. I’m from the hood, where violence is as normal as crack addiction, and crack houses. I’ve had knives held to my neck. Once, I fought off an […]

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Corrected Headline: NASCAR’s Armani Williams never let ABLEISM stop his need for speed 

Armani Williams, of Grosse Pointe, was diagnosed on the autistic spectrum when he was two years old. At 20, he races on one of the NASCAR series. Source: NASCAR’s Armani Williams never let autism stop his need for speed    

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UC Access Now advocates for students with disabilities across UC campuses – Daily Bruin

By Emily MacInnis Aug. 8, 2020 4:38 pm In 2019, Megan Lynch hurt her hand parking her bike because the bike rack was not accessible. She brought the issue to her superiors, but they didn’t see the issue as a priority. “I realized that if I approached any abled-led organization, it would go the same (way),” […]