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Feds Look To Address Disability Discrimination In Organ Transplants

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Death Of Bob Dole A Loss For Disability Community, Advocates Say

Education

Justice Department Finds School District Violated Law By Restraining, Secluding Students

Living

National Guard Called Into IDD Care Facilities Due To Staffing Shortages

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Living

Santa Goes Sensory-Friendly At Events Nationwide

With Christmas near, Santa Claus is set to turn down the music and make other adjustments at hundreds of events across the country designed to better accommodate kids with special needs.

December 3, 2021

Education

Abuse Claims Against Teachers Renew Calls For More Cameras In Special Ed Classrooms

After two educators were accused of pinching children who are nonverbal and stifling their cries, parents and advocates say there needs to be more use of cameras in special education classrooms.

December 3, 2021

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Autism

CDC Says 1 In 44 Kids Have Autism

Autism rates are increasing yet again, according to new data from the CDC which finds for the first time that more than 2% of American children have the developmental disability.

December 2, 2021

Money

Coffee Shop Has Big Plans To Expand Opportunities For Those With IDD

Inspired by the limited job opportunities available to her friends with disabilities, one young adult started a business that's aggressively expanding and expects to employ over 100 people with IDD.

December 1, 2021

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Politics & Law

Crime Against People With Disabilities On The Rise

People with disabilities are nearly four times more likely than others to be victims of violent crime, according to new federal data.

November 30, 2021

Autism

Firm Designs Buildings To Meet Needs Of Kids With Autism

They design buildings specifically to provide a sense of calm for people on the autism spectrum, but say the simplified design has the same effect on anyone in schools, clinics and offices.

November 30, 2021

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Living

Staff Crisis Had State Planning To Move Group Home Residents Into Facility With Cots


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Politics & Law

House Approves Largest Investment Ever In Community-Based Services

A roughly $2 trillion bill including a historic investment in Medicaid home and community-based services and support for employment, housing and other disability programs is closer to becoming law.

November 29, 2021
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Education

Survey Finds Schools Failing To Offer Compensatory Services To Students In Special Ed

The vast majority of students with disabilities have been offered no compensatory services, a new survey finds, despite concerns from parents about learning loss and regression amid the pandemic.

November 19, 2021

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Living

Apple’s iPad Gets Assistive Technology Boost

Through a partnership with a venerable name in the world of assistive technology, people with disabilities can now control Apple's iPad using nothing more than their eyes.

November 18, 2021
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Autism

New Peppa Pig Theme Park To Be Autism-Friendly

A first-of-its-kind Peppa Pig theme park that's set to open near Legoland next year is being designed to meet the needs of kids with autism and it will feature wheelchair-accessible rides.

November 18, 2021

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Health & Behavior

How Modern Medicine Neglects Mothers-To-Be With Disabilities

Though women with disabilities now get pregnant and give birth at the same rate as women without disabilities, most obstetricians know little more about them than they did nearly a century ago.

November 17, 2021

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Education

Biden Names Pick For Special Education Chief


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Politics & Law

Britney Spears’ Case Highlights Pitfalls Of Conservatorships

With her conservatorship terminated, Britney Spears now has control over her checkbook and her uterus, but perhaps more than anything, her case shows how the legal tool can harm as well as help.

November 16, 2021
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Health & Behavior

Wheelchair Users Can Face Hefty Costs Not Covered By Insurance

The right wheelchair can cost thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars, and private insurance only covers so much. Now, a federal class-action lawsuit claims the situation is discriminatory.

November 16, 2021
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Living

Google Seeks Help From People With Speech Issues

Google wants to make it easier for people with disabilities that affect their speech to communicate with those around them and they're looking for some help.

November 15, 2021
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