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Daily Archives: August 8, 2017

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Conservatives Outfox Straus Medicaid Trap

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Conservatives Outfox Straus Medicaid Trap
Conservatives Outfox Straus Medicaid Trap. Once again, the Freedom Caucus walked into a political trap, and came out of it in control of the House …
Source: Medicaid
Conservatives Outfox Straus Medicaid Trap
Medicaid
Conservatives Outfox Straus Medicaid Trap. Once again, the Freedom Caucus walked into a political trap, and came out of it in control of the House …


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13-year-old special needs child dropped off at wrong middle school

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13-year-old special needs child dropped off at wrong middle school
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – A family is demanding answers after their special needs; non-verbal 13-year-old son is dropped off at the wrong DeKalb …
Source: Special Needs
13-year-old special needs child dropped off at wrong middle school
Special Needs
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – A family is demanding answers after their special needs; non-verbal 13-year-old son is dropped off at the wrong DeKalb …


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211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast: A community lifeline

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211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast: A community lifeline
211 Special Needs HelpLine helps Palm Beach County parents from the moment they get the frightening news that their child has a disability, …
Source: Special Needs
211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast: A community lifeline
Special Needs
211 Special Needs HelpLine helps Palm Beach County parents from the moment they get the frightening news that their child has a disability, …


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Sindh establishes country's first government-run autism centre

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Sindh establishes country’s first government-run autism centre
KARACHI: Pakistan’s first ever government-run autism centre and braille printing press was inaugurated at Special Education Complex, …
Source: Autism
Sindh establishes country’s first government-run autism centre
Autism
KARACHI: Pakistan’s first ever government-run autism centre and braille printing press was inaugurated at Special Education Complex, …


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STEM School Offers Fun Interactive Environment For Special Needs Students

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STEM School Offers Fun Interactive Environment For Special Needs Students
Also, a middle school is opening up in Sherman Oaks for kids with greater emotional needs. “We have interventionists and therapists who will work …
Source: Special Needs
STEM School Offers Fun Interactive Environment For Special Needs Students
Special Needs
Also, a middle school is opening up in Sherman Oaks for kids with greater emotional needs. “We have interventionists and therapists who will work …


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Escanaba Rotary gives kids a special place in summer

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Escanaba Rotary gives kids a special place in summer
After that it was used as a camp for troubled kids and then the Rotary took over the camp and made it a place for kids with special needs.
Source: Special Needs
Escanaba Rotary gives kids a special place in summer
Special Needs
After that it was used as a camp for troubled kids and then the Rotary took over the camp and made it a place for kids with special needs.


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Little Heroes helps No. Providence family revamp new home

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Little Heroes helps No. Providence family revamp new home
Ian has special needs and can no longer live in their current second-floor apartment because of difficulty with the stairs. The Little Heroes Fund was …
Source: Special Needs
Little Heroes helps No. Providence family revamp new home
Special Needs
Ian has special needs and can no longer live in their current second-floor apartment because of difficulty with the stairs. The Little Heroes Fund was …


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Do you think that people with Autism are evolved Humans?

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Do you think that people with Autism are evolved Humans?
I believe that people with Autism have been around since the start of time. They’ve been outcasted, shunned, killed and unable to join social groups or …
Source: Autism
Do you think that people with Autism are evolved Humans?
Autism
I believe that people with Autism have been around since the start of time. They’ve been outcasted, shunned, killed and unable to join social groups or …


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Church claims 'autistic children can be healed with bleach'

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Church claims ‘autistic children can be healed with bleach’
A mum of three in the UK is being investigated after allegedly giving her autistic son bleach enemas to cure him of autism – a shocking practice which …
Source: Autism
Church claims ‘autistic children can be healed with bleach’
Autism
A mum of three in the UK is being investigated after allegedly giving her autistic son bleach enemas to cure him of autism – a shocking practice which …


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Special needs in Belmont, CA

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Special needs in Belmont, CA
9 recent Special needs Salaries submitted: $2814 , $70000 . Compare occupation salaries to similar jobs.
Source: Special Needs
Special needs in Belmont, CA
Special Needs
9 recent Special needs Salaries submitted: $2814 , $70000 . Compare occupation salaries to similar jobs.


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Commentary: Keep funding kids' medical care

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Commentary: Keep funding kids’ medical care
I quickly learned, during this time. that families who made too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but were unable to obtain private insurance, often …
Source: Medicaid
Commentary: Keep funding kids’ medical care
Medicaid
I quickly learned, during this time. that families who made too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but were unable to obtain private insurance, often …


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Oregon Health Authority director resigns at Gov. Brown's request

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Oregon Health Authority director resigns at Gov. Brown’s request
Earlier this spring, it acknowledged that it had awarded Medicaid benefits to tens of thousands of Oregonians who didn’t qualify for the program.
Source: Medicaid
Oregon Health Authority director resigns at Gov. Brown’s request
Medicaid
Earlier this spring, it acknowledged that it had awarded Medicaid benefits to tens of thousands of Oregonians who didn’t qualify for the program.


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Trump administration drops rule meant to protect nursing home residents

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Trump administration drops rule meant to protect nursing home residents
Under the Obama rule, nursing homes that accept Medicare and Medicaid payment would have been prohibited from requiring prospective residents …
Source: Medicaid
Trump administration drops rule meant to protect nursing home residents
Medicaid
Under the Obama rule, nursing homes that accept Medicare and Medicaid payment would have been prohibited from requiring prospective residents …


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DPS teacher strike could leave thousands of students without specialized classes

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DPS teacher strike could leave thousands of students without specialized classes
“As much as possible we’re going to try to address the needs of our special needs students,” Associate Superintendent Dr. Shelia Burton said.
Source: Special Needs
DPS teacher strike could leave thousands of students without specialized classes
Special Needs
“As much as possible we’re going to try to address the needs of our special needs students,” Associate Superintendent Dr. Shelia Burton said.


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Person First: A Special Needs Expo

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Person First: A Special Needs Expo
[anvplayer video=”1425681″] The mission of the Person First Special Needs Expo is to connect individuals from the Pinebelt with special needs and …
Source: Special Needs
Person First: A Special Needs Expo
Special Needs
[anvplayer video=”1425681″] The mission of the Person First Special Needs Expo is to connect individuals from the Pinebelt with special needs and …


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GOP calls for special session on health care

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GOP calls for special session on health care
SALEM — Republicans in the Oregon House of Representatives are calling for a special session to address the state’s Medicaid funding plan.
Source: Medicaid
GOP calls for special session on health care
Medicaid
SALEM — Republicans in the Oregon House of Representatives are calling for a special session to address the state’s Medicaid funding plan.


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Study: No benefit to music therapy for children with autism

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Study: No benefit to music therapy for children with autism
(KRON/CNN) — Music may soothe the savage beast but a new study says it doesn’t do anything for autism. A new study found that music therapy plus …
Source: Autism
Study: No benefit to music therapy for children with autism
Autism
(KRON/CNN) — Music may soothe the savage beast but a new study says it doesn’t do anything for autism. A new study found that music therapy plus …


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'Atypical' uses autism as basis for comedy

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‘Atypical’ uses autism as basis for comedy
Someday, television won’t have to signal that a show is about a kid on the autism spectrum by calling it “Atypical.” A new eight-episode Netflix series …
Source: Autism
‘Atypical’ uses autism as basis for comedy
Autism
Someday, television won’t have to signal that a show is about a kid on the autism spectrum by calling it “Atypical.” A new eight-episode Netflix series …


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Autism response officer training led by people with autism

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Autism response officer training led by people with autism
A.L.E.R.T. founder Stephanie Cooper talks with a man with autism during officer response training. (Source: WALB) …
Source: Autism
Autism response officer training led by people with autism
Autism
A.L.E.R.T. founder Stephanie Cooper talks with a man with autism during officer response training. (Source: WALB) …


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Music Therapy May Not Improve Autism, Study Finds

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Music Therapy May Not Improve Autism, Study Finds
The combination of music and therapy is believed to help children with autism feel more motivated, creative, and able to communicate better.
Source: Autism
Music Therapy May Not Improve Autism, Study Finds
Autism
The combination of music and therapy is believed to help children with autism feel more motivated, creative, and able to communicate better.


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Texas Tells 5th Circ. Planned Parenthood Medicaid Cutoff OK

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Texas Tells 5th Circ. Planned Parenthood Medicaid Cutoff OK
Law360, Dallas (August 8, 2017, 8:45 PM EDT) — Texas on Monday told the Fifth Circuit it had the authority to terminate state Medicaid funding for …
Source: Medicaid
Texas Tells 5th Circ. Planned Parenthood Medicaid Cutoff OK
Medicaid
Law360, Dallas (August 8, 2017, 8:45 PM EDT) — Texas on Monday told the Fifth Circuit it had the authority to terminate state Medicaid funding for …


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Fundraiser Archives

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Fundraiser Archives
Checklist for last Saturday’s Motorcycle ride: ☑ Leather Jacket ☑ Motorcycle ☑ Passion for Raising Autism Awareness In case any members of our …
Source: Autism
Fundraiser Archives
Autism
Checklist for last Saturday’s Motorcycle ride: ☑ Leather Jacket ☑ Motorcycle ☑ Passion for Raising Autism Awareness In case any members of our …


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District 2 resource officers train to better handle students with autism

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District 2 resource officers train to better handle students with autism
Nine days before the start of the school year, a group of Spartanburg County Sheriff’s deputies went to class for a unique training session. The seven …
Source: Autism
District 2 resource officers train to better handle students with autism
Autism
Nine days before the start of the school year, a group of Spartanburg County Sheriff’s deputies went to class for a unique training session. The seven …


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Police: Woman abandoned specialneeds son in South Jersey woods

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Police: Woman abandoned specialneeds son in South Jersey woods
New Jersey State Police have arrested a Millville woman who allegedly drove her specialneeds son out to the woods and left him there with nothing …
Source: Special Needs
Police: Woman abandoned specialneeds son in South Jersey woods
Special Needs
New Jersey State Police have arrested a Millville woman who allegedly drove her special-needs son out to the woods and left him there with nothing …


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NJ mom abandoned specialneeds son in the woods, police say

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NJ mom abandoned specialneeds son in the woods, police say
MILLVILLE — The mother of a specialneeds boy found in the woods near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is facing criminal charges after the …
Source: Special Needs
NJ mom abandoned specialneeds son in the woods, police say
Special Needs
MILLVILLE — The mother of a special-needs boy found in the woods near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is facing criminal charges after the …


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Autism Speaks Walk kick-off, special needs resource fair Aug. 19

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Autism Speaks Walk kick-off, special needs resource fair Aug. 19
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — James and Adrienne Grosso want We Rock the Spectrum to be more than just a sensory gym for children with special needs.
Source: Special Needs
Autism Speaks Walk kick-off, special needs resource fair Aug. 19
Special Needs
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — James and Adrienne Grosso want We Rock the Spectrum to be more than just a sensory gym for children with special needs.


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Antisocial honey bees could provide insight about autism: study

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Antisocial honey bees could provide insight about autism: study
Researchers at the University of Illinois are turning to honey bees to better understand autism spectrum disorders in humans. The study, published in …
Source: Autism
Antisocial honey bees could provide insight about autism: study
Autism
Researchers at the University of Illinois are turning to honey bees to better understand autism spectrum disorders in humans. The study, published in …


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Texas Senate Republicans stand firm on public education issues

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Texas Senate Republicans stand firm on public education issues
He said that the Legislature needs to study it further and make real … being met (in public schools) for their special needs child,” Taylor said Tuesday.
Source: Special Needs
Texas Senate Republicans stand firm on public education issues
Special Needs
He said that the Legislature needs to study it further and make real … being met (in public schools) for their special needs child,” Taylor said Tuesday.


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Police: Mom abandoned 'special needs' boy, 10, in woods

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Police: Mom abandoned ‘special needs‘ boy, 10, in woods
SPRINGFIELD – A 10-year-old “special needs” boy found alone in woods near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst last Thursday is in the care of state …
Source: Special Needs
Police: Mom abandoned ‘special needs‘ boy, 10, in woods
Special Needs
SPRINGFIELD – A 10-year-old “special needs” boy found alone in woods near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst last Thursday is in the care of state …


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South Jersey Woman Abandoned Special Needs Son, 10, In Woods: Cops

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South Jersey Woman Abandoned Special Needs Son, 10, In Woods: Cops
A 39-year-old New Jersey woman was arrested after leaving her 10-year-old son who has special needs in the woods, and then abandoning him, …
Source: Special Needs
South Jersey Woman Abandoned Special Needs Son, 10, In Woods: Cops
Special Needs
A 39-year-old New Jersey woman was arrested after leaving her 10-year-old son who has special needs in the woods, and then abandoning him, …


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Mother abandoned special needs son near the Pine Barrens, police say

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Mother abandoned special needs son near the Pine Barrens, police say
SPRINGFIELD TWP. — A Millville woman was arrested after her 10-year-old son with special needs was found wandering in a wooded area Aug.
Source: Special Needs
Mother abandoned special needs son near the Pine Barrens, police say
Special Needs
SPRINGFIELD TWP. — A Millville woman was arrested after her 10-year-old son with special needs was found wandering in a wooded area Aug.


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NC Autism Society summer camp – WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

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NC Autism Society summer camp – WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC
As the school year approaches a specialized summer camp is wrapping up, but their services will not end when the summer does. The Autism Society …
Source: Autism
NC Autism Society summer camp – WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC
Autism
As the school year approaches a specialized summer camp is wrapping up, but their services will not end when the summer does. The Autism Society …


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New Jersey Woman Accused Of Abandoning Special Needs Son In Woods

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New Jersey Woman Accused Of Abandoning Special Needs Son In Woods
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A Millville Township woman is accused of abandoning her 10-year-old special needs son in the woods.
Source: Special Needs
New Jersey Woman Accused Of Abandoning Special Needs Son In Woods
Special Needs
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A Millville Township woman is accused of abandoning her 10-year-old special needs son in the woods.


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Can Scans Predict Some Autism Cases?

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Can Scans Predict Some Autism Cases?
TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People with a particular genetic cause of autism show structural abnormalities in the brain that are …
Source: Autism
Can Scans Predict Some Autism Cases?
Autism
TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People with a particular genetic cause of autism show structural abnormalities in the brain that are …


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Arts program for specialneeds coming to Ochlocknee

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Arts program for specialneeds coming to Ochlocknee
OCHLOCKNEE — Dixie Lee Hedrington knows first-hand about the power of the arts to enhance the well-being of specialneeds children and adults.
Source: Special Needs
Arts program for specialneeds coming to Ochlocknee
Special Needs
OCHLOCKNEE — Dixie Lee Hedrington knows first-hand about the power of the arts to enhance the well-being of special-needs children and adults.


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New autism program filling 'unexpected but significant' gaps in healthcare and disability services

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New autism program filling ‘unexpected but significant’ gaps in healthcare and disability services
“[Children and adults with autism] have needs beyond basic medical or behavioral services,” Gale explained. “Our care coordinators help with all …
Source: Autism
New autism program filling ‘unexpected but significant’ gaps in healthcare and disability services
Autism
“[Children and adults with autism] have needs beyond basic medical or behavioral services,” Gale explained. “Our care coordinators help with all …


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When People With Autism Encounter Police

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When People With Autism Encounter Police
People with autism are significantly more likely to have an encounter with law enforcement over the course of their lives. Now, more police officers are …
Source: Autism
When People With Autism Encounter Police
Autism
People with autism are significantly more likely to have an encounter with law enforcement over the course of their lives. Now, more police officers are …


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Summer camp helps those with special needs

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Summer camp helps those with special needs
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Kids have their own individual needs, but teaching kids with autism poses its own set of challenges. In Wilmington …
Source: Special Needs
Summer camp helps those with special needs
Special Needs
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Kids have their own individual needs, but teaching kids with autism poses its own set of challenges. In Wilmington …


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Scarborough autism support group asks for help

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Scarborough autism support group asks for help
There’s simply not enough spaces in Scarborough for youth or adults with autism or developmental delay, and parents are worried. “There are a lot of …
Source: Autism
Scarborough autism support group asks for help
Autism
There’s simply not enough spaces in Scarborough for youth or adults with autism or developmental delay, and parents are worried. “There are a lot of …


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Music therapy for children with autism does not improve symptoms

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Music therapy for children with autism does not improve symptoms
Among children with autism spectrum disorder, improvisational music therapy resulted in no significant difference in symptom severity compared to …
Source: Autism
Music therapy for children with autism does not improve symptoms
Autism
Among children with autism spectrum disorder, improvisational music therapy resulted in no significant difference in symptom severity compared to …


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Study casts doubt on music therapy for kids with autism

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Study casts doubt on music therapy for kids with autism
Jones, who has autism, “sang before he could speak,” said Maria Hodermarska, a licensed creative arts therapist and a registered drama therapist …
Source: Autism
Study casts doubt on music therapy for kids with autism
Autism
Jones, who has autism, “sang before he could speak,” said Maria Hodermarska, a licensed creative arts therapist and a registered drama therapist …


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Brain scans could help predict autism severity

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Brain scans could help predict autism severity
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) all have problems socialising, but beyond that their disorders can be vastly different. That makes it hard …
Source: Autism
Brain scans could help predict autism severity
Autism
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) all have problems socialising, but beyond that their disorders can be vastly different. That makes it hard …


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Rauner claimed Mendoza isn't doing something that she actually did in July

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Rauner claimed Mendoza isn’t doing something that she actually did in July
The Office of Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza released a total of $740 million in Medicaid payments this week. In part, these payments help …
Source: Medicaid
Rauner claimed Mendoza isn’t doing something that she actually did in July
Medicaid
The Office of Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza released a total of $740 million in Medicaid payments this week. In part, these payments help …


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Genetics, Altered Brain Structure Offer Window into Autism Severity

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Genetics, Altered Brain Structure Offer Window into Autism Severity
Rare deletions or duplications of about 600 genetic “letters” in a region on chromosome 16 confer a high risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and …
Source: Autism
Genetics, Altered Brain Structure Offer Window into Autism Severity
Autism
Rare deletions or duplications of about 600 genetic “letters” in a region on chromosome 16 confer a high risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and …


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Camarata approved for Medicaid patients

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Camarata approved for Medicaid patients
Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. Dr. Michael Camarata of Columbine Family Health has been reinstated to take Medicaid patients which will bring relief to …
Source: Medicaid
Camarata approved for Medicaid patients
Medicaid
Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. Dr. Michael Camarata of Columbine Family Health has been reinstated to take Medicaid patients which will bring relief to …


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AG Paxton Files Brief in 5th Circuit to Defund Planned Parenthood

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AG Paxton Files Brief in 5th Circuit to Defund Planned Parenthood
“They justify the Inspector General’s decision to terminate Texas Planned Parenthood affiliates’ Medicaid agreements, on the basis that these entities …
Source: Medicaid
AG Paxton Files Brief in 5th Circuit to Defund Planned Parenthood
Medicaid
“They justify the Inspector General’s decision to terminate Texas Planned Parenthood affiliates’ Medicaid agreements, on the basis that these entities …


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Some Relief Coming for Loss of Medicaid Sales Tax Revenue

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Some Relief Coming for Loss of Medicaid Sales Tax Revenue
According to federal regulation, as of July 1, 2017, Ohio can no longer charge sales tax on Medicaid services. The elimination of this tax is going to …
Source: Medicaid
Some Relief Coming for Loss of Medicaid Sales Tax Revenue
Medicaid
According to federal regulation, as of July 1, 2017, Ohio can no longer charge sales tax on Medicaid services. The elimination of this tax is going to …


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New 'Freemium' Online Mental Health Treatment Program Offers Response to Medicaid Concerns

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New ‘Freemium’ Online Mental Health Treatment Program Offers Response to Medicaid Concerns
AMERICAN FORK, Utah, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Increased financial burden on families, insurance, and governments for the costs associated …
Source: Medicaid
New ‘Freemium’ Online Mental Health Treatment Program Offers Response to Medicaid Concerns
Medicaid
AMERICAN FORK, Utah, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Increased financial burden on families, insurance, and governments for the costs associated …


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The Medical Insurance Battle: Why GOP-Care Lost The Public

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The Medical Insurance Battle: Why GOP-Care Lost The Public
The GOP’s prattling on about how many hundreds of billions of dollars it would rip out of the hide of Medicaid–money, moreover, that would be used to …
Source: Medicaid
The Medical Insurance Battle: Why GOP-Care Lost The Public
Medicaid
The GOP’s prattling on about how many hundreds of billions of dollars it would rip out of the hide of Medicaid–money, moreover, that would be used to …


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Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

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Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results
The Medicare and Medicaid operations are making adjustments to compensate for lower premiums and higher drug costs, but trends are positive.”.
Source: Medicaid
Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results
Medicaid
The Medicare and Medicaid operations are making adjustments to compensate for lower premiums and higher drug costs, but trends are positive.”.


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Ninth Circuit Finds Medi-Cal Rate Cut Capricious

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Ninth Circuit Finds Medi-Cal Rate Cut Capricious
To receive federal Medicaid benefits, California must submit a state plan to the HHS secretary for approval. When HHS declined to approve the …
Source: Medicaid
Ninth Circuit Finds Medi-Cal Rate Cut Capricious
Medicaid
To receive federal Medicaid benefits, California must submit a state plan to the HHS secretary for approval. When HHS declined to approve the …


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New managed care program will be a big change for Pennsylvania

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New managed care program will be a big change for Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is gearing up for a new managed care program that’s expected to affect 420,000 Medicaid recipients across the state, including about …
Source: Medicaid
New managed care program will be a big change for Pennsylvania
Medicaid
Pennsylvania is gearing up for a new managed care program that’s expected to affect 420,000 Medicaid recipients across the state, including about …


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SC Taps Private Donors To Expand In-Home Services For At-Risk Moms

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SC Taps Private Donors To Expand In-Home Services For At-Risk Moms
She turned to Medicaid for maternity health coverage and learned about a free program for first-time mothers that could connect her with a nurse to …
Source: Medicaid
SC Taps Private Donors To Expand In-Home Services For At-Risk Moms
Medicaid
She turned to Medicaid for maternity health coverage and learned about a free program for first-time mothers that could connect her with a nurse to …


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