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Nation Experiencing Severe Shortage Of Autism Therapists

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Autism

New Center To Treat Adults With Autism

People with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities often have few places to go for treatment when they are no longer children. A new center is set to focus specifically on adults.

December 10, 2019
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Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Reality Show Set To Wrap

A groundbreaking reality television show documenting the lives of young adults with Down syndrome is coming to an end.

December 6, 2019

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Health & Behavior

Death And Deals: Children With Special Needs Suffer, Private Equity Profits

At-home children's nursing care is dominated by a company assembled through a series of corporate takeovers that has two goals — quality care and maximizing profit.

December 6, 2019

Autism

City Is Nation’s First To Be Autism Certified

A community-wide effort to train businesses and other entities to welcome people on the spectrum has led one city to become the country's first designated as autism certified.

December 5, 2019

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Education

Investigation Finds Significant Barriers To Pursuing IDEA Disputes

IDEA provides parents certain options if they're unsatisfied with the education their children are receiving, but government investigators say only some families are able to take advantage.

December 4, 2019
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Down Syndrome

Google Seeks Help From People With Down Syndrome

From Siri to Alexa, voice assistants are everywhere, but the technology tends to miss every third word that people with Down syndrome say. Now a new effort is underway to change that.

December 3, 2019

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Living

How An ‘Interabled’ Couple Became An Internet Sensation


Education

Rights Of Special Ed Students Over 18 Ignored, Lawsuit Claims

Special education groups contend that one state is violating federal law by refusing to allow guardians to look out for certain students with disabilities after they become legal adults.

December 3, 2019
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Living

Feds Unleash $130 Million For Disability Housing

Millions of dollars are headed to communities across the country to provide affordable housing to people with disabilities, federal officials say.

December 2, 2019

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Health & Behavior

Doctors Making Virtual House Calls For Those With Special Needs

Aiming to ease the experience of visiting a doctor, a new program is allowing people with developmental disabilities to access medical and mental health care without leaving home.

November 22, 2019

Down Syndrome

Day Care Chain Settles Suit After Expelling Girl With Down Syndrome

A national day care provider settled a lawsuit brought by the Justice Department after a girl with Down syndrome was kicked out when she couldn't conform to a corporate timeline on potty training.

November 22, 2019

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Living

Santa Offering Sensory-Friendly Events Nationwide

Ahead of his big night, hundreds of special events across the country will offer kids with disabilities a chance to visit with Santa Claus in a calmer setting.

November 21, 2019

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Health & Behavior

High-Stakes Medicaid Assessments Upend Lives Of Families With Disabilities


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Money

Walmart Altering Disability Employment Policy

Under a settlement with the EEOC, the country's largest private employer will change a policy affecting workers with disabilities nationwide.

November 19, 2019

Education

Should Every Special Education Classroom Be Recorded?

In a state that already requires cameras in special education classrooms upon request, one school district is debating whether all such classes should be recorded by default.

November 19, 2019
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Autism

Artist With Autism Commands Up To $25K For Sculptures

A year ago he was unknown. Now, an artist with autism is being featured in multiple solo exhibitions and his work has been purchased for both public and private collections.

November 19, 2019
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