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November 20, 2020

New Research Details Links Between COVID and Mental Health

  • Depression, Intellectual Disability, Patients and Families, Schizophrenia

Several new studies highlight links between mental health disorders and COVID-19. People with mental health disorders and intellectual disabilities are more at risk for contracting COVID and people who have had COVID are at greater risk for developing mental disorders. Understanding these risks can potentially help health professionals and individuals to improve prevention, assessment, and treatment.

June 24, 2019

Researchers Explore New Technologies to Help People with Autism

  • By APA
  • Autism, Intellectual Disability, Patients and Families

Researchers are exploring new ways to use technology to help children and adults with autism. For example, the University of California’s MIND Institute has a targeted program, Autism, Community and Technology, that is working to help make autism services and treatments more accessible and affordable for families in need through technology.

January 03, 2019

Project SEARCH: Increasing Employment Opportunities for Young Adults with Autism

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  • Autism, Intellectual Disability

Landing your first full-time job can be challenging for anyone, but for people with autism it’s especially challenging. Two years after high school, more than half of young adults with autism are not employed, according to Autism Speaks. The Project SEARCH Transition-to-Work program aims to help improve the odds for employment for young people with autism.

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