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The Most Common Misdiagnoses in Children

Linda Spiro, PsyD When you have a headache, you know there are many possible causes, ranging from the mild to the very serious. When you see your doctor, she will likely ask you detailed questions about how long the headaches have been taking place, what type of pain you are feeling, when they occur, and what other symptoms you’re experiencing. Without a thorough assessment and examination, it would be absurd for your doctor to diagnose you with a brain tumor or the flu, both of which can give you a headache. And, of course, the treatment for a brain tumor and a virus would look very different The same thing is true of mental illness: many common symptoms occur for a variety of reasons, and can reflect several different diagnoses. That’s why a good mental health professional will give your child a thorough evaluation based on a broad range of information before coming up with a diagnosis. It’s crucial to understand what’s really behind a given behavior because, just as in med

Trouble With Self-Regulation: What You Need to Know

At a Glance Self-regulation allows kids to manage their emotions, behavior and body movement when faced with tough situations. Self-regulation isn’t the same thing as self-control. Kids with ADHD and sensory processing issues often struggle with self-regulation. By  Amanda Morin All of those things require the ability to self-regulate. Kids rely on self-regulation skills in school and in everyday life. But kids with  executive functioning challenges , like kids with  ADHD , and kids with  sensory processing issues  often struggle with it.Does your child often  act impulsively  in an emotional situation, but after the fact is able to tell you what she should have done instead? Does she get  overexcited  and have a hard time winding down? Have you ever wondered why she doesn’t just tell you she’s overwhelmed  before  she has a  meltdown ? Here’s what you need to know about trouble with self-regulation. What Is Self-Regulation? It can be easy to confuse sel

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Info about the Doe Case and Judge Kavanugh

from AUCD: This week,  Liz  sits down again with David Goldberg to discuss Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. They discuss a Circuit Court Ruling by Kavanaug h that undermined the civil rights of three women with intellectual disabilities. Read AUCD's Statement of Opposition to Kavanaugh's Nomination here:

Family Voices Indiana on IRIS Radio

IRIS Radio invited us into the studio to share information about our services. You can listen to the broadcast HERE Learn more about IRIS (from their webpage): Indiana Reading and Information Services (IRIS) is a reading service for anyone with a visual, physical, or learning disability.  Our service is for people with Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Low Vision, Blindness, Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Autism, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Illiteracy, English as a Second Language Learners, and other conditions that affect reading traditional print.   We have over 100 volunteers who read from over 150 publications on a monthly basis that include local and national newspapers, online articles, magazines, chapter books, and public service announcements related to food pantry listings, library services, government services, and local events for the disabled.   IRIS airs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with new updated

Work Incentive Fact Sheets

The fact sheets listed below contain information about various state and federal work incentive programs for people with disabilities who are working, training for a career, or who may be beginning a job search.  ABLE Accounts Blind Work Expense  (BWE) Expedited Reinstatement of Benefits  (EXR) Extended Medicare Coverage Extended Period of Eligibility Family Self-Sufficiency Program How Your SSI Payment Changes with Earnings Impairment-Related Work Expenses (IRWE) for SSDI Impairment-Related Work Expenses (IRWE) for SSI M.E.D. Works   Overpayments to SSDI & SSI Beneficiaries Plan to Achieve Self-Support  (PASS) Property Essential to Self-Support Section 1619b: SSI and Medicaid Coverage   Self-Employment and Social Security Disability Insurance  (SSDI) Self-Employment and Supplemental Security Income  (SSI) Student Earned Income Exclusion Subsidies and Special Conditions Substantial Gainful Activity  (SGA) Ticket to Work Program Trial Work Period  (TWP) Add