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Movie Starring Actor With Autism Coming To Theaters

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Disney Implements Overhaul Of Disability Access At Parks

Health & Behavior

Advocacy Groups Aim To Tackle Mental Health, Heart Issues Among Those With IDD

Politics & Law

Members Of Congress Are Using Assistive Communication Apps To Do Their Jobs

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Living

Club Offers Options For Transition-Age Youth And Beyond

What started as a walking group initiated by two moms looking for activities for their adult children with developmental disabilities has morphed into a club with about 40 activities a week.

May 21, 2024
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Living

Apple To Roll Out New Accessibility Features

Apple is set to launch a range of new capabilities aimed at making life easier for people with disabilities including an option to control a phone or tablet using only a person's eyes.

May 17, 2024

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Living

11-Year-Old Girl Scout Creates More Inclusive Play Experience

Wanting to complete a service project with lasting community impact, 11-year-old Luna Bowles raised about $3,600 to build an augmentative and alternative communication board at a park.

May 17, 2024
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Money

Social Security Finalizes Rule Expanding Access To SSI

Under a new rule, more people will soon qualify for Supplemental Security Income and some current beneficiaries will see their monthly payments increase, the Social Security Administration said.

May 16, 2024

Health & Behavior

Medicaid ‘Unwinding’ Decried As Biased Against People With Disabilities

People with disabilities say they are abruptly losing their Medicaid home health benefits and are being advised incorrectly when they call state offices for more information.

May 15, 2024
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Health & Behavior

Private Equity Investment In Disability Services Draws Scrutiny

Federal officials are concerned about increasing private equity investment in home and community-based services and other offerings for people with disabilities and they want the public to weigh in.

May 14, 2024

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Autism

‘Blue Envelope’ Program Aims To Help Drivers With Autism


Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Doesn’t Stop Woman From Completing Marathon

Emily Haberman has spastic cerebral palsy, but has ignored doctors' dour warnings of mobility limitations and says that running makes her feel normal and free.

May 14, 2024
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Education

Supreme Court Asked To Consider Whether Parents Can Record IEP Meetings

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to take up a case centering on whether parents have the right to record meetings with their child's school district about special education services.

May 13, 2024

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Living

Major Museum Showcases Works By Artists With Developmental Disabilities

More than 80 pieces created by artists with developmental disabilities are on exhibit at a prominent art museum.

May 10, 2024

Money

Social Security Changes Projected Date For When Benefits Would Need To Be Cut

Improved economic performance has prompted the federal government to push back its projection for when Social Security could run out of money to pay beneficiaries including many with disabilities.

May 10, 2024

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Health & Behavior

Standards Established To Improve Health Care For Kids With Disabilities

A first-of-its-kind consensus statement is outlining new standards for providing health care to youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities in an effort to overcome persistent inequities in care.

May 9, 2024

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Education

Unable To Find A School For Their Son, Family Navigates Special Education With No Answers


Boy with bubble machine stands near Sesame Place entrance

Living

Sesame Place Introduces Low Sensory Days

A theme park centered on the world of "Sesame Street" is taking new steps to be more welcoming to kids with disabilities.

May 7, 2024

Autism

Autism Diagnoses Can Be Isolating. That’s Why These Organizations Support Whole Families

Autism can affect more than the individual with a diagnosis, altering family dynamics and experiences. That's why some groups are tailoring their services to help siblings and parents too.

May 7, 2024

Money

‘Breaking A Promise’: State Deficit Could Halt Raises For DSPs

Families of people with IDD say one state is reneging on a scheduled raise for the workers who care for their loved ones, and advocates warn of potential lawsuits if services become harder to get.

May 7, 2024
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