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In First, Pediatricians Get Guidance On Hospitalized Teens With IDD

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Lawmakers Revive Effort To Prop Up Disability Services

Autism

Study: Even With Fivefold Increase, Autism Likely Undercounted

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McDonald’s Fired Man Who Worked There 37 Years In Violation Of ADA, Lawsuit Says

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Education

Parents Seek Special Ed Services Lost To COVID

The leader of an administrators group says there's "no humanly way possible" to make up for a year of school closures as families face difficulties recouping services lost to the pandemic.

January 25, 2023
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Autism

Can Limiting Screen Time Improve Autism Symptoms?

New research suggests that substantially reducing the amount of time that young kids with autism spend watching screens could lead to fewer symptoms of the developmental disorder.

January 24, 2023

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Cerebral Palsy

Startup Creates Bionic Clothing To Help People With Cerebral Palsy

The leg sleeve, which is expected to be publicly available this year, uses sensors and electrodes to help those with cerebral palsy and similar impairments walk with greater ease.

January 24, 2023

Living

States Struggle To Curb Fake Emotional Support Animals

Numerous websites promise to qualify any pet as an emotional support animal that can go nearly anywhere, making it tough for states to crack down without running afoul of the law.

January 24, 2023

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Education

Ed Department Sees Sharp Rise In Disability Discrimination Complaints In Schools

The U.S. Department of Education says that complaints of disability discrimination in the nation's schools are at the highest level in five years.

January 23, 2023
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Living

Housing Vouchers Earmarked For People With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is sending millions in funding to local officials across the country to help people with disabilities access housing in their communities.

January 20, 2023

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Education

High Court Could Change The Rights Of Students With Disabilities To Sue For Damages


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Autism

Federal Autism Panel Approves New Strategic Plan

For the first time in years, a federal panel tasked with guiding the nation's priorities on autism is moving to update the government's agenda for addressing the developmental disability.

January 19, 2023

Politics & Law

EEOC: Hotel Told Employee With Disability That Applying For Promotion Was ‘Waste Of His Time’

A major hotel chain has settled with federal officials over allegations that a worker with a disability was discouraged from applying for a promotion because accommodations could not be provided.

January 18, 2023

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Politics & Law

Supreme Court Case Could Change How Special Ed Disputes Are Handled

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this week in a case affecting the rights of students with disabilities when disputes arise between schools and families.

January 17, 2023
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Living

PlayStation Developing Accessible Controller

One of the biggest names in video gaming is working to make its offering more accessible to people with disabilities.

January 17, 2023

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Money

Surge In Remote Working Fuels Record Employment For People With Disabilities

After generations of being overlooked and sidelined in the job market, Americans with disabilities are enjoying an unprecedented employment boom — thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

January 17, 2023

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Autism

Test Can Predict Autism In Kids — Using Their Hair, Study Says


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Living

With New Technology, L’Oréal Looks To Make Makeup More Accessible

A major beauty brand is debuting a device aimed at ensuring that individuals with disabilities can apply makeup all by themselves.

January 10, 2023
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Education

More Schools Requiring ‘Psych Clearances’ For Kids To Stay In Class

A growing number of schools are requiring students with disabilities to get evaluations — often called "psychiatric clearances" or "risk assessments"— to return after discipline incidents, advocates say.

January 10, 2023
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Living

To Attract In-Home Caregivers, State Offers Paid Training — And Self-Care

Facing high turnover, one state is paying caregivers to develop new skills in an effort to attract workers and improve retention.

January 10, 2023
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