Convulsive status epilepticus as a possible symptom of COVID-19 in a patient with intellectual disability and autistic spectrum disorder

Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Neurología (English Edition)Author(s): C. Peña-Salazar, M. López Cuiña, V. Chavarría, B. Robles Olmo
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This guidance is for those who provide unpaid care, such as friends or family, to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults. This guidance aims to help those with caring responsibilities keep people with learning disabilities and autistic people safe, to support them to understand the changes they need to make during the COVID-19 outbreak, and to protect their own wellbeing. Update: 28 September 2020 Replaced links to social distancing guidance and easy-read counterpart with updated guidance on staying alert and safe, coronavirus outbreak FAQs and guidance on meeting with others safely.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Families of children with neurodevelopmental disorders are especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical distancing requirements and closure of schools and services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely challenging to everyone but may be particularly impactful for families with children with neurodevelopmental disorders ([NDDs], eg, intellectual disability, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], autism spectrum disorder [ASD]). Although a small number of children may experience less stress or anxiety due to reduced social and academic expectations,1 for many children with NDDs, and par...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Neal McCluskeyBad news grabs a  lot more attention than good, and Cato’sCOVID-19 Permanent Private School Closures tracker mainly communicates bad – private schools going out of business, leaving thousands of children educationally homeless. But today we offer some good news, coupled with some news of less clear character.The good news is that 3  schools have been removed from the tracker, bringing closures down from 118 to 115.On September 1  it wasannounced that the Crotched Mountain School in New Hampshire, which serves students with disabilities, was revived after being acquired by an organiz...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
The cleverest of enemies thrive on surprise attacks. Viruses—and coronaviruses in particular—know this well. Remaining hidden in animal hosts for decades, they mutate steadily, sometimes serendipitously morphing into more effective and efficient infectious agents. When a strain with just the right combination of genetic codes that spell trouble for people makes the leap from animal to human, the ambush begins. Such was the case with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the attack was mostly silent and insidious at first. Many people infected with SARS-CoV-2 remained oblivious as they served as the v...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news
Abstract Amidst the ongoing novel Coronavirus disease pandemic, children with developmental disabilities warrant specific attention to minimise having disproportionate consequences. These children are especially vulnerable to the effects of the pandemic due to (1) Greater healthcare needs, (2) Dependency on community-based services and (3) Mental health concerns. Healthcare professionals, public health systems and the society needs to come together to advocate for these children by optimising access to healthcare and community intervention services, promoting mental well-being and caregiver welfare. The consequenc...
Source: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: J Autism Dev Disord Source Type: research
  Disabled employees work​ing from home during lockdown say they​ have been more productive and took fewer days off sick than when ​they were doing their job​s in the office, according to a survey published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. The union is now calling on the government to give disabled people a new right to work from home if they w​ish and for employers to face penalties if they do​n’t comply. Disabled employees should have the right under equality laws* to ‘reasonable adjustments’ ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: News Press release disability home working guide Source Type: news
Abstract Parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in the UK (n = 241) were asked to describe the impact of COVID-19 on their own mental health and that of their child. An inductive content analysis of the data was undertaken. Both parents and children appear to be experiencing loss, worry and changes in mood and behaviour as a result of the rapid social changes that have occurred. Some parents reported feeling overwhelmed and described the impact of child understanding and awareness. Finally, a minority of parents reported that COVID-19 has had little impact on mental healt...
Source: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: J Autism Dev Disord Source Type: research
Missing social contacts and altered routines, disturbed sleep and eating habits can be particularly intense for the kids with developmental challenges.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Special Education Children and Childhood Education (K-12) Parenting Intellectual Disabilities Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Quarantines Autism Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Source Type: news
This is a guide to help care staff and personal assistants supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults through the COVID-19 crisis. Its aim is to assist high-quality care and support during the pandemic. Updates in this version (July 2020) include detailing the changes to regulations regarding social distancing and going out, introduced on 4th July 2020.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This is a guide to help social workers and occupational therapists supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults through the COVID-19 crisis. Updates in this version (July 2020) include detailing the changes to regulations regarding social distancing, introduced on 4th July 2020.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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