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Direct Support Workers In Short Supply As Demand Surges

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Nation Spending More On Community Living

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In Shift, Work Opportunities Expand For Young People With Disabilities

Autism

Study: Drivers With Autism Just As Good As Other Motorists

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Down Syndrome

Book Helps Explain Alzheimer’s To Those With Down Syndrome

At least half of people with Down syndrome will develop Alzheimer's, experts say. Now a book is helping explain the diagnosis in a way those with the chromosomal disorder can understand.

June 15, 2018
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Autism

App Shows Potential In Flagging Autism

New research suggests that a simple iPhone app could be instrumental in helping screen children for autism from the comfort of home.

June 12, 2018

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Health & Behavior

Low Medicaid Rates Preventing Children From Getting ABA Therapy

In some parts of the country, families say the reimbursement rates Medicaid pays for applied behavior analysis are so low that they're unable to find providers willing to serve them.

June 12, 2018
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Living

Families Strained By Caregiving Responsibilities, Survey Finds

A snapshot of thousands of caregivers across the country finds them overwhelmed by the demands of their loved ones with developmental disabilities and deeply concerned about the future.

June 12, 2018

Living

Company Looks To Mind-Reading Technology To Aid Those Who Are Nonverbal

An artificial intelligence company is developing software aimed at detecting patterns in order to predict a person's thinking and eventually, speak on their behalf.

June 9, 2018

Cerebral Palsy

Blood Test May Serve As Early Predictor For Cerebral Palsy

New research suggests that a blood test could one day help doctors flag children with cerebral palsy far earlier, allowing young kids with the condition to get a head start on intervention.

June 8, 2018

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Money

Accountant Pleads No Contest To Stealing $7 Million From Arc Chapter


U.S. Department of Education

Education

Ed Department Reconsidering Previously Settled Disability Complaints

The U.S. Department of Education has quietly renegotiated hundreds of disability-related civil rights agreements with schools.

June 7, 2018
Alex Benitez-Alvarez with his modified walker

Living

Students Dream Up Assistive Devices For Kids With Disabilities

Through an introductory engineering program, junior high and high school students are developing real-life solutions for kids with disabilities, all on a budget of just $35.

June 6, 2018

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Health & Behavior

Lowe’s Pulling Products Amid Concerns About Disability Ties

Heeding calls from advocates, one of the nation's largest home improvement stores says it will remove certain products with possible links to developmental disabilities from its shelves.

June 5, 2018

Living

After 42 Years In Institutions, A Home Of Her Own

A woman with intellectual disability who has been housed in state institutions for over four decades may finally get a chance to live in the community after a judge ordered her release.

June 5, 2018

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Education

Special Education Enrollment Trends Upward

The number of students receiving special education in the nation's public schools is on the rise, according to a new federal report.

June 5, 2018

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Health & Behavior

For Some With Autism, Stopping Seizures May Aid Development


Autism

Student With Sensory Issues Has Graduation Come To Him

Unable to deal with the stimulation of a traditional graduation ceremony due to autism and sensory issues, Jordan Smith's teacher found a different way to honor his right of passage.

June 1, 2018
U.S. Department of Education

Education

Ed Department Sued Over Handling Of Disability-Related Complaints

Disability advocates say that federal education officials acted illegally by fundamentally altering the way they handle discrimination complaints in schools.

June 1, 2018

Living

Respite Home Offers Overnight Stays For Adults With Special Needs

With a bed-and-breakfast feel, a new overnight respite home is providing a customized, fully-staffed getaway for adults with significant disabilities so that their parents can get a break.

May 31, 2018
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