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Autism Policy And Politics: The Health Of Autistic People

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  • The Politics of Autism discusses health care, and explains that autism services can be complicated, creating difficulties for autistic people and their families.
  • In the recently published sixth report in the National Autism Indicators Report series, researchers from Drexel University’s A.J
  • Drexel Autism Institute highlight a holistic picture of what health and

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Autism Policy And Politics: Health Transition Planning

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The Politics of Autism discusses health care, and explains that autism services can be complicated, creating difficulties for autistic people and their families.. At MMWR, Rebecca Leeb and colleagues have an article titled "Support for Transition from Adolescent to Adult Health Care Among Adolescents With and Without Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders — United States, …

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Autism Policy And Politics: Interventions And Health Outcomes

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The Politics of Autism discusses health care, and explains that autism services can be complicated, creating difficulties for autistic people and their families. Teal W Benevides and colleagues have an article in Autism titled "Interventions to Address Health Outcomes among Autistic Adults: A Systematic Review." The lay abstract: Autistic adults have more health problems than their same …

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Autism Policy And Politics: March 2021

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Considering that historically the accessibility of health care services has been less for rural areas than urban areas (Florence et al., 2012), this is not surprising. To explore additional factors that might be associated with the presence (or lack) of BCBAs, we compared those counties in high-ratio clusters with those counties in low-ratio


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Autism Policy And Politics: An Autism Friendly Vaccination

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A recent study across several hundred health care organizations in the United States concluded that individuals on the spectrum are at a substantially increased risk of contracting COVID-19. Shouldn't the vaccine alleviate those concerns? On the surface, yes,


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Autism Policy And Politics: Elizabeth Warren On Disability

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HEALTH CARE Health care is a basic human right. That’s why Elizabeth supports Medicare for All, which would give every single person in this country a guarantee of high-quality health care and access to long-term supports and services.


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Autism Policy And Politics: 2021

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One of these local news headlines, for example, read, "Health care worker dies after second dose of COVID vaccine, investigations underway." "[ Anti-vaccination activists ] are using these headlines to confirm the false information they believe about the dangers of vaccines, which is just scientifically wrong," Daniel J. Jones, the president of


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Autism Policy And Politics: April 2021

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In The Politics of Autism, I discuss autism quackery.One particularly dangerous "cure" involves bleach.Lately, the quacks hawking a bleach solution have rebranded it as a cure for coronavirus.. From the US Department of Justice: A federal grand jury in Miami has returned an indictment charging a Florida man -- Mark Grenon, 62 -- and his three sons -- Jonathan Grenon, 34, …


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Autism Policy And Politics: Biden On Disabilities

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Biden will provide parents, health care providers, and early childhood professionals the resources needed to support these children, including access to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and language-rich environments, and work with the community to develop development milestones.


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Autism Policy And Politics: "Child With Autism" Street Signs

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  • In The Politics of Autism, I write about the everyday struggles facing autistic people and their families -- including safety on the streets.
  • Irondequoit families can now request to put up a sign in their neighborhood indicating an autistic child lives in the area
  • The state started allowing towns to put up these signs back in May and the town of Irondequoit just got


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Autism Policy And Politics: Dental Care

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The Politics of Autism discusses health care, and explains that autism services can be complicated, creating difficulties for autistic people and their families. David Tuller of Kaiser Health News at The Washington Post: People with autism, cerebral palsy and other developmental disorders face enormous barriers to adequate and timely dental care — on top of their other challenges.

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Autism Policy And Politics: Diagnosing Autism During The

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The disparities are exacerbated, and the chance of getting to the right clinic and the right health care professional go down. Right now, because families are isolated or may not have good access to medical care, neurodevelopmental problems may be being missed in these critical early years, when getting diagnosed would help children get therapy.


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Autism Policy And Politics: The Health Of Autistic Adults

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Social determinants of health and problems with access to medical, dental and behavioral health care contribute to health disparities.1 Fortuna and colleagues’ study expands our understanding of the health care and support needs of adults on …

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Autism Policy And Politics: Physican Perceptions Of People

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Lisa I. Iezzoni and colleagues have an article at Health Affairs titled Physicians’ Perceptions Of People With Disability And Their Health Care." The abstract: More than sixty-one million Americans have disabilities, and increasing evidence documents that they experience health care disparities.Although many factors likely contribute to these disparities, one little-studied but potential


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Autism Policy And Politics: Democratic Platform On

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We will ensure non-discrimination in access to health care, building on the protections for people with disabilities enshrined in the Affordable Care Act. We will ensure every federal agency aggressively enforces the integration mandate affirmed in the Olmstead decision, and repair the damage done by the Trump Administration.


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Autism Policy And Politics: Hassan Bill On Direct Support

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  • A release from Senator Haggie Hassan: U.S
  • Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), both members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, introduced bipartisan legislation today to address the critical need for more Direct Support Professionals in the workforce
  • Direct Support Professionals provide vital support to individuals who experience


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Autism Policy And Politics: 2020

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  • The Politics of Autism discusses health care, and explains that autism services can be complicated, creating difficulties for autistic people and their families.
  • Shattuck have an article at The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry titled "Prevalence and Correlates of Caregiver-Reported Mental Health Conditions in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder …


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Autism Policy And Politics: Kamala Harris On Disabilities

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  • In The Politics of Autism, I discus s the issue's role in presidential campaigns
  • Biden has chosen Kamala Harris as his running mate
  • During her own campaign, she released a position paper on disabilities
  • Kamala Harris, Medium, August 29, 2019: Recommitting …


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Autism Policy And Politics: The Mental Health Of Autistic

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  • The Politics of Autism discusses health care, and explains that autism services can be complicated, creating difficulties for autistic people and their families.
  • Shattuck have an article at The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry titled "Prevalence and Correlates of Caregiver-Reported Mental Health Conditions in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder …

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Autism Policy And Politics: Autism And The Health Care

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  • In addition, for health-care to be effective, autism must be viewed as a whole-body condition that requires medical and non-medical treatments
  • While we applaud the federal and state continued support of Medicaid and Medicare, we need to do more From Easter Seals: Easter Seals applauds the U.S
  • Supreme Court on its Affordable Care Act (ACA) ruling.

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Autism Policy And Politics: Juking The Stats At DOD

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Ellis Giacomelli at The Watertown Daily Times: Health insurance for military members and their families falls under the DOD through TRICARE, and for autism, plans cover occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician services, psychological services, psychological testing, prescription drugs and speech therapy. For ABA specifically, coverage is separately offered through TRICARE’s


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Autism Policy And Politics: Ending Discrimination In Organ

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The bill, named after Charlotte Woodward, an advocate fighting against discrimination who has Down syndrome and received a heart transplant in 2012, clarifies that doctors, hospitals, transplant centers and other health care providers are prohibited from denying access to organ transplants solely based on a qualified individual’s disability.


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Autism Policy And Politics: United Healthcare And ABA

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  • The Politics of Autism includes an extensive discussion of insurance
  • A release from United Healthcare: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of intensive behavioral treatment for autism spectrum disorder
  • Coverage, when available, is provided through the plan’s mental health benefits.

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Autism Policy And Politics: Commission Looks Into Shooting

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  • In The Politics of Autism, I discuss interactions between police and autistic people
  • Police officers need training to respond appropriately.When they do not, things get out of hand.A recent incident in Salt Lake City is getting national attention.
  • Amy Donaldson at The Deseret News:
  • When Darlene McDonald read about Salt Lake police officers shooting a 13-year-old autistic boy whose mother


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Autism Policy And Politics: August 2012

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  • "Telehealth" is a mode of delivering health care services while the provider is far from the patient
  • According to HHS, telehealth technologies include videoconferencing, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and wireless communications.The California Legislature has passed SB764, a bill to encourage the use of telehealth


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Autism Policy And Politics: World Autism Awareness Day

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In The Politics of Autism, I discuss efforts to raise the issue's profile.. President Biden's Proclamation: On World Autism Awareness Day, we celebrate the countless ways that people with autism contribute to our families, our communities, our Nation, and the world, and we shine a light on the systemic barriers people with autism face in their daily lives.


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Autism Policy And Politics: Prevalence Disparities

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In The Politics of Autism, I write about the experiences of different economic, ethnic and racial groups.Inequality is a big part of the story. Jing Yuan, Minghui Li, and Kevin Lu have a brief JAMA article titled "Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Prevalence and Trends of Autism Spectrum Disorder in US Children and Adolescents."

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Autism Policy And Politics: Fragmentation, Confusion, And

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  • Services for disabled children are more fragmented and confusing than anything I had ever run into in health care
  • Your health insurance covers some things, typically those things that prevent and treat the disease that causes your disability
  • The things you need to work, go to school, or function in your daily life as a consequence of your

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Autism Policy And Politics: Biden On Caregiving And HCBS

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  • The pilot is now being tested in 27 cities in 16 states
  • Successful, cost-effective approaches to long-term care will be scaled up nationally
  • This fund will be administered by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, which was established by the Affordable Care Act to support innovations that improve health care while constraining costs


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Autism Policy And Politics: The Health Of Autistic College

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In The Politics of Autism, I discuss the growing number of college students on the spectrum. Jane D McLeod, Amelia Hawbaker, Emily Meanwell have an article at Autism titled "The Health of College Students on the Autism Spectrum as Compared to Their Neurotypical Peers." The lay abstract: Studies have shown that children and older adults on the autism spectrum experience more …

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Autism Policy And Politics: Impact Of The Mental Health

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  • The increases in health care utilization are admittedly modest
  • For example, study findings indicate that the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 was associated with an increase in spending on health care services for a child with autism spectrum disorder of only $73 in the first year following its implementation

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Autism Policy And Politics: October 2020

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  • Medicaid is an important health care coverage provider for individuals with autism, including adults
  • Using administrative data from the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX), researchers from Drexel University’s A.J
  • Drexel Autism Institute found a substantial increase in the percent of adults receiving services for autism in the Medicaid


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Autism Policy And Politics: Autism Organizations And COVID 19

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I have written a book on the politics of autism policy. Building on this research, this blog offers insights, analysis, and facts about recent events.

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Autism Policy And Politics: Trump Budget Cuts

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In addition to cuts to our health care and community-based services, our community would see a $25 million cut to programs to build affordable community-based housing for people with disabilities and a $7.7 billion cut to affordable housing programs overall. These cuts could cause over 250,000 people to lose the housing vouchers.


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Autism Policy And Politics: Opposing Trumpcare

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  • Shifting the costs to individuals or family members to make up for the federal cuts
  • The costs of providing health care and long term services and supports will not go away, but will be shifted to individuals, parents, states, and providers
  • For additional information, see …


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Autism Policy And Politics: QAnon And Conspiracy Theory

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  • But there’s a broader problem, says Seema Yasmin, a Stanford physician and expert on health misinformation
  • Conspiracies, Yasmin says, thrive in the absence of clear and consistent guidance from leaders
  • As the pandemic wears on, the Trump administration continues to contradict itself, sending mixed messaging on testing, schools, masks, and social distancing—not to mention the possible


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Autism Policy And Politics: Will The Disabled Go To The

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  • Labels: Americans with Disabilities Act, Autism, coronavirus, disability community, government, health care, political science, politics
  • Blog Archive 2021 (40) February (11) January (29) 2020 (360) December (31) November (28)


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Autism Policy And Politics: Social Distancing And Caregiving

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Ella Torres at ABC: As health experts and government officials stress the importance of social distancing to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, workers and families who care for those with developmental disabilities are faced with the harsh realization that it's an impossible task for them. "We have to work very intimately with people," Leann McQueen, a residential coordinator for the Young


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Autism Policy And Politics: COVID 19 And People With

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  • In The Politics of Autism, I discuss the day-to-day challenges facing autistic people and their families.Those challenges get far more intense during disasters
  • And coronavirus is proving to be the biggest disaster of all
  • Providing education and social services is proving to be very difficult.
  • "The Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals With

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Autism Policy And Politics: January 2020

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  • In The Politics of Autism, I discuss the issue's role in presidential campaigns
  • Democratic candidates are addressing the issue in some detail, recognizing that many voters have a connection
  • From the Bernie Sanders policy statement on disability: Guaranteeing health care, including mental health care and home- and community-based services and supports without waitlists, asset or income


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Autism Policy And Politics: Anit Vaxxers And The Injured

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  • A mistake, and the ensuing loss of trust, could jeopardise vaccines as a public health measure altogether
  • Professor Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, told The Telegraph that concern was very real
  • "We have a terrible anti-vaccine, anti-science movement in America


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Autism Policy And Politics: Autism, Medicaid, And Delaware

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  • In The Politics of Autism, I discuss health care issues and state Medicaid services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Mitch McConnell has postponed the Senate vote on Trumpcare
  • One reason for the bill's extreme unpopularity is its impact on Medicaid.


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Autism Policy And Politics: COVID Risk In Residential

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Data for people with IDD are from a coalition of organizations providing over half of the residential services for the state of New York, and from the New York State Department of Health. Analysis describes COVID-19 case rates, case-fatality, and mortality among people with IDD living in residential group homes and New York State through May 28

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Autism Policy And Politics: California Complexity

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  • Claudia Boyd-Barrett at California Health Report:
  • In California, parents who suspect their child has a developmental delay often wait months or even years to get a formal diagnosis and to obtain services, according to research by the First 5 Center for Children’s Policy
  • By the time these children receive treatment — which is often contingent upon getting a diagnosis — they may have


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Autism Policy And Politics: Measles In New York

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Jacqueline Howard at CNN: A measles outbreak in New York has been called the largest in the state's recent history, and it's occurring at a time when there have been spikes in measles cases globally. Since the outbreak emerged in September, measles has been diagnosed in at least 112 people across Rockland and Orange counties and at least 55 in New York City, according to numbers …


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Autism Policy And Politics: Autism, Unemployment, And COVID

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  • In The Politics of Autism, I discuss the employment of adults with autism and other developmental disabilities
  • Many posts have discussed programs to provide them with training and experience
  • The pandemic is a huge challenge
  • Candice Williams at The Detroit News: “In February and March, the COVID pandemic really knocked the legs from underneath us,” said Brent Mikulski, …

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Autism Policy And Politics: Disparities In Diagnosis And

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  • In The Politics of Autism, I write about the experiences of different economic, ethnic and racial groups
  • At the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders,Waganesh A
  • Hughes and Natalie Drozda have an article titled "Disparities in Diagnosis and Service Access for Minority Children with ASD in the United States.The abstract: This study examined children with an autism

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Autism Policy And Politics: Trumpcare And Perceptions Of

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  • In The Politics of Autism, I discuss health care issues and state Medicaid services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • If critics of Trumpcare want to move public opinion, they need to change the image of Medicaid as a handout to lazy, able-bodied adults
  • In particular, they need to show that many beneficiaries are people with autism and other disabilities.


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Autism Policy And Politics: Intellectual And Developmental

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Background Despite possibly higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), there has been limited reporting of COVID-19 trends for this population. Objective To compare COVID-19 trends among people with and without IDD, overall and stratified by age.

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