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Bank Began Hiring People With Disabilities 20 Years Ago, And It Paid Off

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Online Matching Service Pairs Adult Roommates With Developmental Disabilities

Autism

Autism Speaks Revenue Surges

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How This Peanut Butter Falcon Changed The Face Of Education

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Intellectual Disability

Manager Who Enslaved Man With Intellectual Disability Gets 10 years In Prison

A restaurant manager who used violence, threats, isolation and intimidation to force a man with intellectual disability to work for years without pay was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

November 11, 2019
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Politics & Law

Trump Plan Would Weaken Disability Housing Protections, Advocates Say

A new Trump administration rule could make it harder for people with developmental disabilities and others to lodge discrimination complaints under the federal Fair Housing Act.

November 8, 2019

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Autism

Nation’s Largest Health Insurer Fined Over Autism Claims

Officials in one state announced a $1 million fine against insurance giant UnitedHealthcare for improperly handling claims related to autism and other mental health care.

November 8, 2019
TV

Living

Report: Characters With Disabilities ‘Marginalized’ In Kids’ TV, Movies

Characters with disabilities are largely missing from children's television and film and when they are shown, they're routinely portrayed as helpless, a new report finds.

November 7, 2019

Down Syndrome

Grassroots Movement Educating First Responders On Special Needs Interactions

Spurred by the death of a man with Down syndrome at the hands of off-duty sheriff's deputies, families are making it their mission to educate first responders about people with disabilities.

November 6, 2019
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Money

Senators Join Effort To Increase SSI Asset Limits

A push to allow people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income to keep more assets and remove a penalty affecting those who marry is gaining steam.

November 5, 2019

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Education

School Becomes Model For How Peer Groups Can Help Students In Special Ed


Politics & Law

People With Disabilities Increasingly Holding Elected Office

More individuals with disabilities are becoming elected officials across the country, according to a recent study, though they remain underrepresented.

November 5, 2019
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Living

Lyft Offering Rides To Job Seekers With Disabilities

In an effort to help people with disabilities access job training and get hired, one of the nation's leading ride-sharing services plans to offer free or discounted rides.

November 4, 2019

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Money

Google Invests In Inclusive Housing

Google is putting up $5.3 million to help make an inclusive apartment complex — catering to those with and without developmental disabilities — a reality.

November 1, 2019

Autism

Tylenol Use During Pregnancy Linked To Higher Rate Of Autism

Exposure to acetaminophen — better known as Tylenol — in the womb may have some connection with a child's risk for ADHD and autism spectrum disorder, suggests a new study.

November 1, 2019

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Living

Feds Working To Expand Transportation For Those With Special Needs

Government officials say they're dramatically increasing their investment in improving transportation options for people with disabilities with a new multimillion-dollar initiative.

October 31, 2019

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Education

Future Uncertain For College Programs Serving Students With Disabilities


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Down Syndrome

Most Older People With Down Syndrome Have Dementia, Study Finds

It's long been known that people with Down syndrome are more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease, but now a new study is quantifying just how common memory issues are in this population.

October 29, 2019

Living

App Matches Clients With Special Needs, Caregivers

With Uber, Airbnb and others changing the way people do business, a new app is designed to fill a gap in disability services by connecting families with experienced, vetted caregivers.

October 29, 2019

Autism

First He Was Shot At By Police. Now He Is Being Evicted From His Group Home

Three years after a man with developmental disabilities wandered from his group home and found himself at the center of a police shooting, his troubles are far from over.

October 29, 2019
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