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Doctors Making Virtual House Calls For Those With Special Needs

Health & Behavior

High-Stakes Medicaid Assessments Upend Lives Of Families With Disabilities

Living

Santa Offering Sensory-Friendly Events Nationwide

Down Syndrome

Day Care Chain Settles Suit After Expelling Girl With Down Syndrome

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Walmart

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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Kambel Smith

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
Josh Lewis with his service dog

Politics & Law

Service Animal Websites Face Scrutiny

The nation's top housing official is pushing the Federal Trade Commission to look into websites that sell assistance animal documentation saying that the sites dupe people with disabilities.

November 18, 2019

Cole Sibus

Living

TV Season Set For Record High Disability Representation

There are more characters with disabilities set to appear on prime-time television this season than ever before, according to a new report, though representation still falls far short.

November 15, 2019
The FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Politics & Law

Disability-Related Hate Crimes Up Sharply, FBI Data Shows

Newly-released data indicates that hate crime incidents targeting people with disabilities are on the rise.

November 14, 2019

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Education

Educators Charged In Death Of Teen With Autism Restrained At School


Money

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

For two decades, a team of people with intellectual disabilities has provided support services for what is now Bank of America, saving the company money while boasting its lowest turnover rate.

November 13, 2019
Autism Speaks

Autism

Autism Speaks Revenue Surges

The nation's largest autism advocacy group is reporting a big spike in fundraising.

November 12, 2019

Down Syndrome

How This Peanut Butter Falcon Changed The Face Of Education

On his road to becoming the lead actor in a major motion picture, Zack Gottsagen, who has Down syndrome, first had to blast through roadblocks thrown by a resistant school district.

November 12, 2019
Luna Azul

Living

Online Matching Service Pairs Adult Roommates With Developmental Disabilities

An online service that's believed to be the first of its kind is helping people with developmental disabilities find compatible roommates and settle into homes independent from their families.

November 11, 2019

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


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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