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September 2013 Archives

Clueless employers can be bad news for disabled workers

Disabilities come in all shapes and sizes, as many New Yorkers know. While some are quite visible to the average person, others are less obvious. Just because a disability is not obvious, however, does not mean it doesn't have a major impact on the person who lives with it.

Arc gets grant to address disconnect between police, disabled

The disabilities that affect New Yorkers and other people across the country are constantly misunderstood. If a person doesn't have a close connection to a certain type of disability, he or she may not understand the different ways a disability can affect the person who lives with it. Unfortunately, when it comes to law enforcement, this can be a huge problem.

Audit shows 36,000 people got more in SSD than they should have

People in New York who receive Social Security Disability payments know how important they are for ensuring they can make ends meet. Many people in our state rely on these payments, which is why it is so important that the Social Security Administration does everything it can to make sure the right people are getting benefits.

Down syndrome registry may provide more insight into the disorder

Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that affects many children and adults in New York. Some may know already that many individuals who live with this disorder qualify for Social Security disability insurance. SSDI provides many people with the financial support they need to manage a disorder, injury or illness. Beyond financial support, however, many people crave a deeper understanding of the disability they live with. With the recent release of a new national registry, many people with Down syndrome will be able to do this.

Study: Anti-psychotic drugs increases diabetes risk

With the proliferation of anti-psychotic drugs being prescribed to Americans today, it seems axiomatic that they would be used sparingly on children with developmental disabilities; especially those who qualify for Social Security benefits. The concern that they may create or aggravate other ailments should be considered when making prescription decisions.


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