Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Those with IDD more likely to die from COVID-19, study shows

A new study published recently in ScienceDirect by researchers from Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical University shows that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are more likely to die from ...

Health

Disability sector 'not surprised' by death

People living with disabilities, their families and carers are 'not surprise' by the death of Ann Marie Smith in her Adelaide home, an online study reveals.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mayo Clinic Q And A: COVID-19 and people with disabilities

Dear Mayo Clinic: My father, who suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease, lives with me and my family, including three children. While my husband can work at home, I am still required to go on-site for my job. Although I practice ...

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Disability

Disability is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities." An individual may also qualify as disabled if he/she has had an impairment in the past or is seen as disabled based on a personal or group standard or norm. Such impairments may include physical, sensory, and cognitive or intellectual impairments. Mental disorders (also known as psychiatric or psychosocial disability) and various types of chronic disease may also be considered qualifying disabilities.

A disability may occur during a person's lifetime or may be present from birth.

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