New Government Report Suggests 1 In 40 Kids Have Autism
New Government Report Suggests 1 In 40 Kids Have Autism
Nov 27, 2018

A report published recently, November 2018, suggests the estimated prevalence of autism in US children could be as high as 1 in 40. The researchers used data from the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) nationally representative survey of 50,212 children.

Improved Care for Kids With Complex Conditions
Improved Care for Kids With Complex Conditions
Oct 14, 2018

A new legislation, Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act, was recently approved by the U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee. This particular legislation creates a subcategory for children on Medicaid.

Prevalence of Disabilities and Health Care Care Access
Prevalence of Disabilities and Health Care Care Access
Sep 04, 2018

Individuals with disabilities experience a multitude of barriers when accessing the health care system. In a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, disability-specific disparities in health care were identified among non-institutionalized adults with six disability types.

Dr. Ed Laskowski on Childhood Obesity
Dr. Ed Laskowski on Childhood Obesity
Aug 12, 2018

In this video, Dr. Laskowski, Co-Director of Sports Medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester, talks about the childhood obesity epidemic and the importance of incorporating exercise in conversations with adolescents and their parent or caregiver.

Disability, Diversity, and Intersectionality Training
Disability, Diversity, and Intersectionality Training
Jul 05, 2018

This training is a part of a series focused on sharing the findings of the Disability, Diversity, and Intersectionality in CILs study conducted by Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU).

2018 Health Equity Research Snapshot
2018 Health Equity Research Snapshot
Jun 19, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Prevention Research Center created the 2018 Health Equity Research snapshot to highlight innovative research projects.

Core Competencies on Disability Health Care Education
Core Competencies on Disability Health Care Education
May 15, 2018

The Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education and the Ohio Disability and Health Program have updated the Core Competencies on Disability for Health Care Education. This document serves as resource for improving disability training for health care students.

HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019
HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019
Apr 16, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services released the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019. The goal of the rule is to increase flexibility, improving affordability, strengthening program integrity, empowering consumers, promoting stability, and reducing unnecessary regulatory practices associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Supporting Community-Based Organizations in their Move to Managed Care Webinar
Supporting Community-Based Organizations in their Move to Managed Care Webinar
Mar 28, 2018

This webinar will provide information about experiences supporting Community-Based Organizations as they moved to managed care health plans. The webinar will provide valuable lessons learned.

Health Care Provider Quarterly Digest
Health Care Provider Quarterly Digest
Feb 06, 2018

The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) will launch a new subscription service, Health Care Provider Quarterly Digest, focused on providing essential information to health care providers focused on multiple areas including health and individuals with disabilities beginning February 2018.

Assisting Legal Immigrant Patients with Obtaining Health Insurance
Assisting Legal Immigrant Patients with Obtaining Health Insurance
Dec 05, 2017

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) have developed two new videos to assist organizations in helping legal immigrants obtain health insurance.

U.S, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Milestone Tracker App
U.S, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Milestone Tracker App
Nov 15, 2017

The CDC has developed its Milestone Tracker app aimed to help parents determine if their children are at risk for developmental issues.

Accessible Hospitals and Medical Care Facilities: A Refresher (Webinar)
Accessible Hospitals and Medical Care Facilities: A Refresher (Webinar)
Oct 03, 2017

The United States Access Board is providing a refresher webinar about accessible hospitals and medical care facilities. This webinar will discuss ADA requirements and ABA Accessibility standards for hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Partnership in Wellness
Partnership in Wellness
Sep 06, 2017

There is an increased need for partnerships among health care providers to promote wellness. A new program, "Partnerships in Wellness", is a health promotion program that targets adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Medicaid and Children with Special Health Care Needs
Medicaid and Children with Special Health Care Needs
Aug 08, 2017

Medicaid and CHIP provide free or low-cost insurance to eligible families. These programs cover many children that have special health care needs providing additional services that families otherwise may not have access to.

Violence and Individuals with Disabilities
Violence and Individuals with Disabilities
Jul 18, 2017

The rates of violence against individuals with disabilities in 2015 were 2.5 times higher (29.5/1,000 persons age 12 or older vs. 11.8/1,000) than the violence against individuals without disabilities. These rates were age-adjusted for individuals with and without a disability.

Cochlear Implants and Improved Oral Communication
Cochlear Implants and Improved Oral Communication
Jun 15, 2017

Cochlear implants have been associated with improved oral communication among children with hearing loss. In a study conducted among three groups of children with cochlear implants but varied duration of early sign language exposure, researchers compared oral communication via progress through elementary grades.

Early Brain Development in Infants at High Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Early Brain Development in Infants at High Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Mar 22, 2017

A recent research study has found that there may be a link between early brain development and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This prospective brain-imaging study involved high-risk and low-risk infants.

Medicaid Waivers Targeting Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Reduce The Need For Parents To Stop Working
Medicaid Waivers Targeting Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Reduce The Need For Parents To Stop Working
Feb 21, 2017

Researchers have found advantages among individual access to medical waivers for individuals with autism and its link to parental work outcomes. With increasing medicaid home and community based services waiver cost limits and enrollment limits, there was a significant reduction in whether or not the parent stopped working.

U.S. Access Board Issues Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment
U.S. Access Board Issues Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment
Jan 17, 2017

The U.S Access Board has issued new accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment (MDE) under section 510 of the Rehabilitation Act. The new standards will provide design criteria for MDE equipment. The new standards address multiple barriers to obtaining accessible MDE.

Accessible weight loss: Adapting a lifestyle intervention for adults with impaired mobility
Accessible weight loss: Adapting a lifestyle intervention for adults with impaired mobility
Dec 07, 2016

There are numerous disparities seen between individuals with and without a disability, but there is still limited research to guide weight loss within this population. The purpose of this study was to examine the usability, feasibility, and effectiveness of adapting an existing evidence-based weight loss program for people with impaired mobility (IM).

Health Care Experiences and Perceptions among People with and without Disabilities
Health Care Experiences and Perceptions among People with and without Disabilities
Nov 01, 2016

There is limited knowledge about the health care experiences of individuals with and without disabilities. This study examined the perceptions of individuals with and without disabilities and their experiences navigating the health care sector.

Access Board Approves Rules on Information and Communication Technology Refresh and Medical Diagnostic Equipment
Access Board Approves Rules on Information and Communication Technology Refresh and Medical Diagnostic Equipment
Oct 25, 2016

The United States Access Board recently approved updated requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) and new standards for medical diagnostic equipment at its meeting in September 2016.

Excessive Folate May Increase ASD Risk
Excessive Folate May Increase ASD Risk
May 25, 2016

New research suggests that too much folate as well as high levels of vitamin B12 in mothers appear to raise the risk of austism spectrum disorders in children.

Video Conferencing and Long-Distance Care
Video Conferencing and Long-Distance Care
Mar 25, 2016

A current study is examining the effects of video conferencing on improving the health outcomes of those affected by cancer.

Psychology Classes Overlooking Disability
Psychology Classes Overlooking Disability
Mar 25, 2016

A recent study found that college psychology classes often overlook disability.

Post-Injury Functional Nerve Improvement
Post-Injury Functional Nerve Improvement
Mar 25, 2016

Findings from a recent study may benefit future physical therapy approaches for those who have experienced a stroke or spinal injury.

Potential Nutrition Link to Hearing Loss
Potential Nutrition Link to Hearing Loss
Mar 25, 2016

A recent study has identified a potential link between a specific nutrition regimen and the reduction of genetic hearing loss.

The Association Between Early Sign Language Exposure and Cochlear Implantation
The Association Between Early Sign Language Exposure and Cochlear Implantation
Jun 13, 2017

A recent study found that children who experience hearing loss potentially have better spoken language outcomes when exposed to cochlear implants (CI) rather than sign language.

Access Board Approves Rules on Information and Communication Technology Refresh and Medical Diagnostic Equipment
Access Board Approves Rules on Information and Communication Technology Refresh and Medical Diagnostic Equipment
Oct 25, 2016

The United States Access Board recently approved updated requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) and new standards for medical diagnostic equipment at its meeting in September 2016.

New Heart Tissue Regeneration Findings
New Heart Tissue Regeneration Findings
Mar 25, 2016

New discoveries about the heart tissue regeneration process may prove pivotal in improving regeneration of heart tissue moving forward.