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People With Down Syndrome 10 Times More Likely To Die From COVID-19

Politics & Law

Test Maker To Pay $16 Million For Divulging Students’ Disabilities

Education

Struggling To Connect Through A Screen, Special Ed Teachers Make House Calls

Health & Behavior

State Reverses Decision Allowing Social Workers To Refuse Clients With Disabilities

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Autism

Virtual Training Teaches Parents To Manage Autism Behaviors

New research suggests that virtual training can help parents learn to address behavior issues in their kids with autism, a development that could be especially meaningful amid the pandemic.

October 27, 2020
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Politics & Law

1 In 6 Voters Has A Disability. Why Don’t Candidates Campaign For Their Support?

People with disabilities have the potential to be an influential voting bloc, data shows. But the electoral power of these voters has long gone untapped.

October 27, 2020

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Education

State Offers Money To Special Ed Students Affected By School Shutdowns

Students with severe cognitive disabilities in one state could receive up to $1,500 each for tutoring, therapy and other support services to address coronavirus-related learning disruptions.

October 27, 2020
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Health & Behavior

Trump Administration Faces Pressure To Track COVID-19 At Institutions, Group Homes

Lawmakers are pressing the Trump administration to track COVID-19 among people with disabilities living in group homes and institutions where cases are still largely going undocumented.

October 26, 2020

Autism

With Autism Intervention, More Hours Not Necessarily Better

How many hours a week of intervention do young children with autism need? A new study suggests that the precise number may not be all that consequential.

October 23, 2020

Money

Day Programs Struggle To Stay Open

The pandemic has shuttered some day programs and those that have reopened are being squeezed by low attendance, a situation that could erase decades of gains in community-based services.

October 23, 2020

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Education

Schools Fail To Curtail Restraint, Seclusion Of Students With Disabilities


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Health & Behavior

For Medically Fragile Children, Pandemic-Induced Supply Shortages Continue

Suppliers and parents began reporting shortages — most notably of ventilator circuits — early in the pandemic. Now, they say the problem is ongoing and kids are paying the price.

October 21, 2020
Google headquarters

Living

Google Improves Tool To Help People Who Are Nonverbal

Google is introducing new technology designed to help people who are nonverbal communicate with those around them while also making strides toward more inclusion at the company.

October 20, 2020

Health & Behavior

State Allows Social Workers To Refuse Clients With Disabilities

Officials in one state are facing backlash after protections for people with disabilities and other groups were stripped from the state's social work code of conduct.

October 20, 2020

Cerebral Palsy

Woman With Cerebral Palsy Found Alive At Funeral Home Dies

A 20-year-old with cerebral palsy who was pronounced dead and then found alive at a funeral home in August has died as a result of injuries related to the incident, her family's attorney said.

October 20, 2020

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Money

Federal Agency Recommends Ending Government Disability Jobs Program

An independent federal agency says it's time for a decades-old government jobs program for people with disabilities to come to an end.

October 19, 2020

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Autism

Heart, Lung, Diabetic Conditions More Common In Adults On The Spectrum


Living

Zoo Reserves Time During COVID-19 For Visitors With Disabilities Who Can’t Wear Masks

In a bid to ensure access for all, one zoo set aside two hours each week to welcome people who have disabilities that make it hard for them to wear masks, a group that's increasingly isolated.

October 16, 2020

Politics & Law

Video Shows Cop Handcuffing, Taunting 7-Year-Old With Autism After He Spat At School

The mother of a boy with autism is suing after police body camera video shows an officer handcuffing and pressing him to the floor for 38 minutes, all because he spit in a school "quiet room."

October 15, 2020
Social Security office

Money

SSI, Social Security Benefits Will Increase In 2021

People with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income and other Social Security benefits will soon see their payments rise.

October 14, 2020
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