2014

Mind the Gap: Healthcare Costs Are Unaffordable for People With Intellectual Disabilities

Huffington Post, Article by Janet Froetscher, CEO, Special Olympics Health disparities, the gaps in health care that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control define as “avoidable, unfair differences in health status seen within and between populations,” have been getting some well-deserved attention recently. One of the most disturbing health disparities // more

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Healthy Eating Eluding Many With Disabilities

People with disabilities are falling far short when it comes to consuming recommended levels of vitamins and other nutrients, researchers say. Most Americans do not adhere to daily nutrition recommendations, but a new study finds that those with disabilities are fairing below average. Researchers looked at data on nearly 12,000 // more

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Participants Needed for New Health Study

The Arc of the United States has partnered with the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Developmental Disabilities and Health. This project, which is led by Drs. Kelly Hsieh and Sandra Magaña, aims to engage adults (aged 18 and older) with intellectual and developmental // more

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