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An artistic drawing of a person using a laptop. She wears a medical face mask. She stares out the window, which is a bleak blue color.

CDC Rolls Out New COVID-19 Resources For People With IDD

As the delta surge renews concerns about COVID-19 across much of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is taking steps to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities understand and protect themselves against the virus. The agency is introducing a series of resources specifically aimed at this...

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Report: Autistic Individuals Have Increased Risk of COVID-19

Autistic adults, adults with intellectual disability, and adults with mental health diagnoses have multiple risk factors for infection with COVID-19 and for experiencing more severe disease if they contract COVID-19, according to research from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University.

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Young students sit in a classroom. They wear cloth face masks. Their seats are socially distanced.

Tips to help kids with autism transition back to in-person school

Because of the pandemic, distance learning and hybrid schedules have been the norm for over a year, and many kids haven’t spent a full, regular week at school since March of 2020. For children with autism and other neurodevelopmental differences, transitions like this can be extra challenging.

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Moving for autism care

Unpublished findings from a 2004 survey of 969 caregivers of people with autism suggest that about 1 in 5 moved to get higher quality services, according to David Mandell, associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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