Ground broken on ball field designed to accommodate children with physical, developmental disabilities

OXFORD – Ginger Munroe’s 10-year-old niece, Carly Pilkington, stood with golden shovel in hand Tuesday morning, ready to break ground on an Oxford baseball field built for children like her. “I really didn’t think we’d ever get a field,” Munroe said, standing at the groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday where the field is to be built, near… Read More Ground broken on ball field designed to accommodate children with physical, developmental disabilities

Canadian Researchers Call for Changes to Help Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Adults with developmental disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome in Ontario are having a harder time accessing health care even though they have more health issues than people without developmental disabilities, according to research done at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).”This group of… Read More Canadian Researchers Call for Changes to Help Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Young Adults With Autism Struggle To Find Work, More So Than Others With Developmental Disabilities

Although the enduring unemployment rate indicates a continuing challenge for many Americans seeking work, people with developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) tend to fare the worst.Regardless of financial cycles on Wall Street or the labor market on Main Street, more than half of young adults with ASD remain unemployed under the best… Read More Young Adults With Autism Struggle To Find Work, More So Than Others With Developmental Disabilities