Disabled adults get inadequate health care, study finds

Adults with autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities face more physical and mental health problems but are less likely to get the care they need than other adults, a new Ontario study has found.The research, released Tuesday, is the largest examination of its kind and paints a worrisome picture of how this “silent minority”… Read More Disabled adults get inadequate health care, study finds

Children With Brain Injuries at Higher Risk of Depression, Study Finds

Concussions and sports-related head injuries have negative consequences on youth health, but the prevalence of psychological disorders, especially depression, among children who suffered a brain injury is not well known.In a yet-to-be published paper, presented at a national American Academy of Pediatrics conference in Orlando, Fla., last month, researchers looked at ways to identify the… Read More Children With Brain Injuries at Higher Risk of Depression, Study Finds

Siblings Impacted By Disabilities Too, Study Finds

Siblings of children with disabilities are more likely than those with typically developing brothers or sisters to struggle with relationships, schoolwork, behavior and leisure time, a new study suggests.In what’s believed to be the largest study of its kind, researchers looked at responses from parents of 245 children whose siblings had disabilities compared to feedback… Read More Siblings Impacted By Disabilities Too, Study Finds