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DDI on Autism Radio Show: Prioritizing Individuals with I/DD for COVID-19 Treatment

A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine-Catalyst describes the devastating impact of COVID-19 on individuals with intellectual disabilities. In fact, a meta-analysis of 64 million medical records across the U.S. demonstrated that having an intellectual disability is the single highest risk factor for getting COVID-19 and is second only to age for dying from it.

Our guest tomorrow is Dr. Wendy Ross, Director of the Jefferson Center for Neurodiversity and Autism. Dr. Ross will be with us to discuss the implications of this study for treatment and intervention.

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Keeping an Eye on Autism and Giving a Voice to its Long Island Community.

Heard every Saturday at 10:00 am on LI News Radio 103.9, ‘DDI on Autism‘ is a 30-minute show that shares and explores all relevant issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is dedicated to the thousands of people on Long Island who live and work with the condition on a daily basis.

Join host Clinical Psychologist Dr. Michael Romas as he engages New York’s leading autism professionals in thought-provoking conversations to inspire, inform, and support families and individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Michael Romas is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been involved in the support and treatment of persons with developmental disabilities for more than 30 years. His diverse experience brings a unique perspective from multiple domains inclusive of treatment education options. Explore early childhood issues, planning for adulthood, school and community opportunities, and the many general issues that can help guide and facilitate an understanding of ASD diagnosis and its many implications for Long Islanders.

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