Two weeks ago, we wrote a post about a television show on MTV that documented a young man with autism, among other people. The show sought to help viewers realize that a disability like autism does not define a person's character while also giving them a better understanding of the condition. Now, thanks to new research, New York residents may be able to gain an even greater understanding of autism.
Here in New York, when we go to the doctor, we rightfully expect to receive good treatment from knowledgeable medical experts. A recent study found out, however, that some people do not receive care at all.
New York residents who have disabilities or who have children with disabilities know the challenges that come with the territory. Whether it's in school, at work or in the grocery store, it often seems like people just don't understand the lives of these individuals. A new reality show, however, may help change that.
Some of our readers may have heard about some frightening reports about maltreatment and abuse at groups homes across the country. Reports in several states, including New York, exposed how people with developmental disabilities have been mistreated and abused in both public and private facilities. In too many cases, death was the result. Now, one U.S. senator is standing up for these individuals and asking the federal government to do the same.