Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), also known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs), cause severe and pervasive impairment in thinking, feeling, language, and the ability to relate to others.
1 in 68 children in the USA has ASD (CDC estimate)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity).
Our mission is to continue to restore hope and dignity to our citizens with developmental disabilities.
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Population with Disabilities: Equal Opportunity & Protection Under the Law
Positive Behavioral Supports
PBS is a set of research-based strategies used to increase quality of life and decrease problem behavior by teaching new skills and making changes in a person's environment.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities.........
Medications Proven Ineffective
in Aggression in DD Population
Despite their widespread use ....in Adults with developmental disabilities .....study has found that .....antipsychotics....to be ineffective in aggressive behavior.
There is Ability in Disability
Heritage Behavioral Services, a non-profit advocacy organization is dedicated to trailblazing and evidence-based behavioral support services for the population with developmental disabilities in the State of Georgia. Our programs are person-centered premised on the individual's functional and psycho-social needs. Our services are consumer-driven with active family inclusion.
B U L L E T I N
No Change in Prevalence of Cerebral Palsy in America
New federal data suggests that the number of children born with cerebral palsy is largely steady.....
Restoring Hope and Dignity.... One Life at a Time