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Individuals with developmental disabilities experience health care disparities
This research was published in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. (2017-09-12)

ILR report connects disabilities, employment and poverty
The Third Annual Disability Status Report, published by the ILR School at Cornell University, reveals that almost 38 percent of people with disabilities are employed, compared with almost 80 percent of people without disabilities. (2007-11-20)

New book examines disability in Islamic law
A scholar of Arabic language and literature presents an historical analysis of the attitude towards people with disabilities in Islamic law, focusing on their status within the community as well as their participation in religious and social life. (2007-12-12)

Impact of caring for adult child with disability studied
Parents of adult children with severe mental illness were more likely than parents of adult children with developmental disabilities or the comparison group to report that their spouse developed a disability in the early retirement years. The experience of caring for a spouse with a disability and the experience of caring for an adult child with disabilities had additive effects in eroding the well-being of older adults. Parents of adult children with severe mental illness in general had the lowest levels of well-being. (2012-12-19)

Queen's study shows the rights of people with disabilities are not being promoted
Historic legal rulings did not protect the rights of persons with disabilities, while legal rulings concerned with race or gender provided much more protection of individual rights and freedoms according to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Queen's University Ph.D. student Christopher A. Riddle has determined in a recent study. (2012-01-25)

Adults with intellectual disabilities are at high risk of preventable emergency admissions
This research was published in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. (2017-09-12)

Bullying rates remain higher for children with disabilities, even as they mature
A University of Missouri researcher and bullying expert has determined that children with disabilities are victimized by bullying at a much higher rate over time than their peers without disabilities. (2016-11-28)

Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have almost double the rate of repeat pregnancy
Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have nearly double the rate of having another baby within a year of delivering compared to women without such disabilities, according to a new study published in CMAJ. (2018-08-13)

Men with disabilities 4 times more likely to be sexually abused than men without disabilities
Previous studies have documented that women with disabilities are more likely to be sexually assaulted than women without disabilities. A new study published online today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the first population-based investigation to examine sexual violence victimization against men with disabilities. Researchers report that men with disabilities are more than four times more likely to be victimized by sexual assaults compared to men without disabilities. (2011-10-11)

Head Start benefits children with disabilities
Young children with multiple disabilities who are enrolled in Head Start have better literacy, reading and math scores than children who aren't in the federally funded program, indicates a new study by Michigan State University researchers. (2016-08-04)

Study: Individuals with developmental disabilities experience health care disparities
A study from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center highlights the importance of disability education for health care clinicians. (2017-09-11)

People with disabilities more likely to be arrested
People with disabilities face all sorts of discrimination every day. New Cornell University research suggests they may also face it while interacting with the police. (2017-11-30)

Mobility disabilities can contribute to complications during pregnancy
A new study indicates that women with mobility disabilities often experience problems during pregnancy related to their functional impairments. (2014-12-15)

Research shows unemployment programs lacking for people with disabilities
The insufficiency of the programs is striking because about 63 percent of Americans with disabilities are unemployed. (2010-09-10)

Prevalence of disability among students in US medical schools
New research has identified a higher prevalence of disability among students in US allopathic medical schools (2.7 percent) than prior studies (0.3 percent to 0.6 percent), according to a study appearing in the Dec. 6 issue of JAMA, a medical education theme issue. (2016-12-06)

Unintended pregnancy rates higher among women with disabilities, study says
Pregnancies among women with disabilities are 42% more likely to be unintended than pregnancies among women without disabilities, says a new report published in the journal Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. (2020-02-28)

Learning disabilities affect up to 10 percent of children
Up to 10 percent of the population are affected by specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to 2 or 3 pupils in every classroom according to a new study. (2013-04-18)

Friendships stormy for learning-disabled kids, study says
Children with learning disabilities often form close friendships with each other that are often hostile and less stable than those between other children, a University of Toronto study finds. (2002-05-27)

Gap widens between working-age people with and without disabilities in the workforce, reports show
The results of the first Annual Disability Status Reports, released Oct. 5 by Cornell University and the American Association of People with Disability, show that the gap widened between the percentage of working-age people with disabilities who are employed and the percentage of people without disabilities who have jobs. (2005-10-06)

People with disabilities experience unrecognized health disparities, new research shows
People with disabilities have unmet medical needs and poorer overall health throughout their lives, and as a result should be recognized as a health disparity group so more attention can be directed to improving their quality of life, a team of policy researchers has found. (2015-02-26)

Children with disabilities benefit from classroom inclusion
The secret to boosting the language skills of preschoolers with disabilities may be to put them in classrooms with typically developing peers, a new study finds. (2014-07-28)

Giving hope back to disabled veterans
Kent State University, in partnership with the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, has created a program that offers veterans the opportunity to take control of their future by obtaining entirely online degrees suited to their educational, physical and mental needs. (2006-11-03)

Words matter when it comes to apparel for people living with disabilitie
Brands should consider the language they use when marketing products to this group of consumers, according to a new study from the University of Missouri. Researchers say that ''adaptive'' makes the apparel seem separate from the market. (2020-02-06)

Bullying likely to result in aggressive responses by children with disabilities
A new study from the University of Missouri has found that children with disabilities are more likely to respond aggressively when they are bullied, not only to their bullies but to other children as well. This aggressive response often results in these children being labelled as bullies themselves, when that is not an accurate assessment of their behavior. (2016-10-03)

Learning disabilities affect up to 10 percent of children and co-occur at higher than expected rates
Up to 10 percent of the population is affected by specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to two or three pupils in every classroom, a new study has found. (2013-04-26)

Device helps physically disabled turn on computer
A large percentage of persons with disabilities that have little or no use of their hands have difficulty turning a computer on and off. Dr. Joseph Drew, Kent State associate professor of political science, and colleagues have found a solution. (2007-07-17)

Children with disabilities in developing countries at risk for harsher punishment
Children with disabilities who live in developing countries are more likely to experience harsh punishment than children without disabilities in those countries. It is estimated that 80 percent of those with a disability are living in low- or middle-income countries. Researchers looked at data from 46,000 parents and other caregivers of 2- to 9-year-olds in 17 low- and middle-income countries. They found that children with disabilities are especially vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, and violence. (2013-07-30)

Children with disabilities in West Africa experience violence from the day they are born
Disabled children in West Africa experience significantly greater violence than their non-disabled peers and all experience violence from they day they are born, finds a study published in BMC Public Health by Janet Njelesani, assistant professor of occupational therapy at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. (2018-02-01)

Workplace dress codes present barriers to people living with disabilities
According to the US Census, nearly 20 million people of working age live with a disability. While past research has indicated that people living with disabilities face barriers in workplace participation, researchers from the University of Missouri have now found one hindrance to workplace participation for people with disabilities is the lack of appropriate clothing. This barrier increases their stigma and decreases their confidence. (2018-05-30)

Immigrants with disabilities more frequently employed than US-born persons with disabilities
As the immigrant population grows, understanding its disability status and employment characteristics becomes increasingly important. People, both native and foreign-born, with disabilities make important contributions to our society, and many individuals continue to work despite a wide range of impairments. A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital focuses on disability and employment among working-age immigrants in the United States. (2010-03-09)

Women with disabilities may be missing out on cancer screening
Women with disabilities are a third less likely to participate in breast cancer screening and a quarter less likely to take part in bowel cancer screening compared to women reporting no disabilities, according to a new paper published in the British Journal of Cancer by researchers from the University of Oxford. (2017-09-28)

Researchers making cell phones user-friendly for people with disabilities
Individuals with disabilities are missing out on wireless communication opportunities because of usability problems. Virginia Tech researchers in industrial and systems engineering are working to improve the cell phone interface for users with disabilities. (2003-05-07)

S&E Degrees To Women, Minorities On The Rise, Math Achievement 'Gender Gap' Is Gone
The number and proportion of women and minorities enrolled and earning undergraduate and graduate science and engineering [S&E] degrees continues to increase, while the number of white men doing so is decreasing, according to a National Science Foundation [NSF] report released today to Congress. (1999-05-05)

BUSM professor honored for intellectual and developmental disabilities research
Joanne Wilkinson, M.D., M.Sc., associate director of Medical Student Education at Boston University School of Medicine, has been selected as the first physician to receive the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities' 2011 Early Career Award. (2011-06-16)

For job seekers with disabilities, soft skills don't impress in early interviews
A new study by Rutgers University researchers finds that job candidates with disabilities are more likely to make a positive first impression on prospective employers when they promote technical skills rather than soft skills, such as their ability to lead others. (2020-09-10)

George Washington physician addresses stigma against patients and providers with disabilities
In a Narrative Matters essay published in Health Affairs, Dr. Leana Wen director of patient-centered care research and assistant professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, shares her own experiences to highlight a major issue in the fight to ensure equitable and accessible health care for all: Adequate treatment of patients with disabilities. (2014-10-07)

Sharpening state spending on seniors
As our society ages, a University of Montreal study suggests the health system should be focusing on co-morbidity and specific types of disabilities that are associated with higher health care costs for seniors, especially cognitive disabilities. (2014-11-13)

Emergency online communities
Online social networks could help with communications and recovery for people with disabilities following major natural disasters, or even terrorist attack, according to a research paper in the International Journal of Emergency Management. (2010-03-04)

New study examines injuries to US workers with disabilities
A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Ohio State University compared medically attended nonoccupational and occupational injuries among US workers with and without disabilities. (2012-08-06)

Study uncovers link between air pollution and intellectual disabilities in children
British children with intellectual disabilities are more likely than their peers to live in areas with high outdoor air pollution, according to a new Journal of Intellectual Disability Research study funded by Public Health England. (2018-11-21)

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