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Can you apply for disability while still working?

Can you apply for disability while still working?

Disability: Anyone can apply for disability. Each case evaluated on its merits. The proof lies on you to demonstrate that you indeed have a disability. In recent months due to healthcare change, poor economy, the welfare ideology - there has been an 85% increase in disability applications. How many get approved depends on how much money the government has - with record deficits - there is no money. ...Read more

Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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My mom wants to know if she can apply for disability while she is still working part time?

Disability: Anyone can apply for disability. Each case evaluated on its merits. The proof lies on you to demonstrate that you indeed have a disability. In recent months due to healthcare change, poor economy, the welfare ideology - there has been an 85% increase in disability applications. How many get approved depends on how much money the government has - with record deficits - there is no money. ...Read more

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I have learning disabilitys in math and spelling I feel if I work on my working memory it will help what r some good exorsizes tips ex. I could do?

I have learning disabilitys in math and spelling I feel if I work on my working memory it will help what r some good exorsizes tips ex. I could do?

Try Learning Rx: This is not in my area of expertise, but I am aware of a unique company called learning rx that has been very successful in helping identify areas of learning weakness and using exercises / training to improve these weaknesses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could I have an intellectual disability if I have difficulty making decisions, thinking creatively, working out problems, almost instant memory loss?

Could I have an intellectual disability if I have difficulty making decisions, thinking creatively, working out problems, almost instant memory loss?

It is hard to tell: from what you are describing. Are these issues new ones or have you had similar problems earlier in your life? How old are you? Have there been any serious stresses lately (family problems, deaths of loved ones or financial challenges). 1st speak to your PCP to rule out medical causes, if they rule out physical issues then consider psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Will stem cell therapies help people with intellectual disabilities? Is there any cure on the horizon?

Will stem cell therapies help people with intellectual disabilities? Is there any cure on the horizon?

No,not at the moment: probably later, but brain cells don't regenerate, and probably cannot be differntiated easily from stem cells as other tissues do, meanwhile all is still experimental ...Read more

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Is intellectual disabilities something that run in families?

Is intellectual disabilities something that run in families?

Yes.: Familial, inherited factors are actually the most common cause for intellectual disabilities. ...Read more

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Im ok lying down,suddenly as soon as i stand up its agony in lower back,i cant hold my weight.s cord stimulater i have is working fine.any suggestions?

Im ok lying down,suddenly as soon as i stand up its agony in lower back,i cant hold my weight.s cord stimulater i have is working fine.any suggestions?

More info needed: Any recent back injury or strain? Does the pain radiate into the buttock or leg? If it's a flareup of old disc protrusion it may subside after a few weeks; a recent back strain will improve sooner. Try cold and hot applications,rest, and if you can take them,NSAIDs like ibuprofen should help. Your orthopedic or neurosurgeon are best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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What exactly does intellectual disability mean?

What exactly does intellectual disability mean?

ID = having an IQ: score of 70 or < by standardized tests of abstract thinking, problem-solving, planning, academic learning, etc. + deficits in cognitive, social & practical adaptive skills, beginning before age 18. Functional level & need for supports differs for mild, IQ 50-70, moderate.,IQ 35-49, severe, IQ 20-34 & profound , IQ < 20 ID. Evaluation for genetic & other medical causes is needed for all. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of learning disabilities in the u.S.A?

What is the prevalence of learning disabilities in the u.S.A?

I don't know.: Official stats are usually artificial &often misleading. Stats depend on definitions &these criteria are changing all the time. Plus, "learning disability" is a relative term --so many types & levels of severity. My take: 1)a huge # of us struggles w/ learning; 2) schools are overwhelmed by the needs, & rarely meet the need; 3)more funding is only part of the answer; better ed approaches needed. ...Read more