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Push is on for states to ban organ transplant discrimination

New laws would prevent people with Down syndrome, autism and other disabilities from being denied transplants solely because of their conditions. Source: Push is on for states to ban organ transplant discrimination March 10, 2021, 3:30 AM CST By Sara Reardon Griffin Dalrymple is an energetic 7-year-old who loves going to school in Eureka, Montana. But …

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Intellectual Disability Among Greatest COVID-19 Risk Factors, Study Finds – Disability Scoop

New research suggests that people with intellectual disability are about six times more likely to die if they contract COVID-19, a higher risk than almost anyone else. Source: Intellectual Disability Among Greatest COVID-19 Risk Factors, Study Finds – Disability Scoop New research suggests that people with intellectual disability are about six times more likely to …

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COVID-19 Accessible Resources Home

Source: Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation Our goal is to increase access to information about COVID-19. This project was made possible with funding from the CDC Foundation. Resources on this site are adapted and accessible versions of CDC’s COVID-19 guidance. For CDC’s full guidance, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. Resources by Accessibility Type All resources and documents made available how …

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The Dark Side of CRISPR

But some of those in Sandy’s circle still believed pregnancy inadvisable because, to them, producing a child who would carry the CF gene was equally undesirable. Sandy called out their assumption: that her condition was inherently inferior—a point they took as self-evident despite the fact that an estimated 24 percent of people worldwide are carriers for genetic …

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Fury at ‘do not resuscitate’ notices given to Covid patients with learning disabilities | Coronavirus

Vulnerable people have encountered ‘shocking discrimination’ during pandemic, says Mencap charity Source: The Guardian James Tapper Sat 13 Feb 2021 08.56 EST People with learning disabilities have been given do not resuscitate orders during the second wave of the pandemic, in spite of widespread condemnation of the practice last year and an urgent investigation by …

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Telemedicine Treatment and Care for Patients with Intellectual Disability

Krzysztof Krysta 1,*, Monika Romańczyk 1, Albert Diefenbacher 2 and Marek Krzystanek 1 1 Department and Clinic of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Ziołowa 45/47, 40‐635 Katowice, Poland; romanczykmonika@ wp.pl (M.R.); krzystanekmarek@gmail.com (M.K.) 2 Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (CBF), Charité University Medicine …

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Vaccine Considerations for People with Disabilities | CDC

Symptoms, testing, what to do if sick, daily activities, and more. Source: CDC What People with Disabilities and Care Providers Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine This webpage provides information for people with disabilities or conditions that may increase their risk of getting and spreading COVID-19, and for their care providers. If you do …

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COVID vaccine panel: No higher rank to disabled Californians

A state panel sticks with California’s decision to make age — not disability or condition — the prime criteria for fast COVID vaccination. Orange County residents wait in line outside tents for a COVID-19 vaccine at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim Jan. 13, 2021. Advocates had hoped a state panel would give higher COVID vaccine …

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Impact of COVID-19: Nursing challenges to meeting the care needs of people with developmental disabilities

Source: ScienceDirect – Disability and Health Journal (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2020.101015) Melissa L.DesrochesPhDa Sarah AileyPhDb Kathleen FisherPhDc Judith StychDNPd Abstract Background People with developmental disabilities (DD) are a population at high-risk for poor outcomes related to COVID-19. COVID-19-specific risks, including greater comorbidities and congregate living situations in persons with DD compound existing health disparities. With their expertise in …

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“The doctor will see you now”: Direct support professionals’ perspectives on supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities accessing health care during COVID-19

Source: ScienceDirect – Disability and Health Journal (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2021.101066) Y.Lunsky(PhD)abcN.Bobbette(PhD)aA.Selick(MA)acM.I.Jiwa(MD)a Abstract Background It is critical to consider how rapid changes in health care delivery and the rise in use of virtual modalities have impacted adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and caregivers. Objective The purpose of this paper is to describe direct support professionals’ experiences assisting …

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