Autism Spectrum Disorders

Fact Sheet 1 (FS1) June 2010 Aprox. 6 pages when printed. PDF version Sobre el autismo | About autism in Spanish __________________________________________________________ Ryan's Story What are the characteristics of autism? What are the disorders on the spectrum? How common is autism? What causes autism? ASD diagnoses in the future Is there help available? What about school? Tips for parents Tips … [Read more...]

SSA benefits and compassionate allowances

Social Security has an obligation to provide benefits quickly to applicants whose medical conditions are so serious that their conditions obviously meet disability standards.Compassionate allowances are a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the "Listing of Impairments" based on minimal objective medical information. Compassionate allowances allow Social Security to quickly target the most … [Read more...]

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