Acceptance and Awareness, Autism News

Block party brings awareness to intellectual disabilities, autism

Those who stopped in at the fall block party at the Venango County Human Services training center in Franklin on Saturday were greeted by a cheerful gathering during the first-ever event in which attendees learned more about people with intellectual disabilities and autism.

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IDD Services Still Haven’t Rebounded From COVID Shutdowns

PHILADELPHIA — When state officials approved Devon Geiger for the most comprehensive benefits Pennsylvania offers for adults with autism and intellectual disabilities, her mother, Deb Geiger, had peace of mind. She thought her daughter would get the services she needed.

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For Kids With Severe Behaviors, Hospital ERs Increasingly Becoming De Facto Homes

by Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune/TNS | October 26, 2022 Many hospital emergency rooms are seeing an uptick in children with uncontrolled behavioral and developmental problems who stay for days or even months because there is nowhere else for them to go. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald/TNS) MINNEAPOLIS — A distressing situation is unfolding inside the emergency department of… Continue reading For Kids With Severe Behaviors, Hospital ERs Increasingly Becoming De Facto Homes