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Study says those with autism have unique problem-solving skills

The idea of the autistic savant has a prominent place in popular culture. Dustin Hoffman’s character in the movie Rain Man is perhaps the most famous example, but popular culture often assumes that people on the autism spectrum enjoy intellectual or creative advantages in exchange for the limitations imposed by the disorder.

Many with terminal disabilities can skip the lengthy SSD process

We have spoken many times in this blog about how patience is a virtue when it comes to applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Initial applications are often rejected, requiring applicants to appeal. The process can take time.

The SSA knows mental illness is real, but getting SSD can be hard

Due to advances in scientific understanding, and greater understanding by society, people with mental illness no longer feel the need to hide their conditions. Rather than being ashamed for being sick, people with mental disorders can speak openly about their conditions and seek treatment options that allow them to live their lives.

8 reasons SSD applications get rejected, part II

In our last post, we discussed how hard it can be to get an application for Social Security Disability benefits approved in the initial phase. These days, the Social Security Administration approves as few as one out of three SSD applications. Not long ago, most applications were approved.

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