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Amid Shortage Of DSPs, Disability Advocates Push For Nationwide Head Count

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PBS Kids To Launch New Show About Characters With Autism

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Report: Charter Schools Are Failing Students With Disabilities

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13-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Stuck In The ER Since Christmas

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Politics & Law

Billions Are Spent On IDD Services Annually. Where Does It All Go?

The federal government spent $80.6 billion to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 2021 alone. A new report breaks down where it went.

July 16, 2024

Politics & Law

State Protection And Advocacy Organization Under Investigation

An organization that serves as the watchdog for how one state treats people with disabilities is under federal review after a series of complaints.

July 16, 2024

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Living

Man With Disability Made To Leave His Seat At Raffi Show

Stefan Burn was excited to see Raffi, but before the show could start, he and his parents were told that the children's singer would not perform unless they moved from their front-row seats.

July 16, 2024
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Money

Home Depot Tweaks Hiring Process To Aid Those With Developmental Disabilities

One of the nation's largest retailers is teaming up with disability advocates to make its hiring procedures more welcoming toward job applicants with disabilities.

July 15, 2024

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Living

Survey Finds Broad Dissatisfaction With Disability Representation In Movies, TV

Hollywood could get a major boost if film and television shows paid more attention to depictions of disabilities, data suggests.

July 12, 2024
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Living

Inclusive Playgrounds Allow Children Of All Abilities To Play

While many playgrounds have at least some inclusive components, advocates and parents of children with disabilities are pushing for more play spaces to be entirely friendly to those of all abilities.

July 12, 2024

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Money

Feds Weighing Changes To Subminimum Wage Program


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Education

For Students In Special Ed, Transitional Schools Bridge Gap Between High School And Employment

The schools provide a bridge from school to the workforce through specialized instruction, social-emotional learning and opportunities to complete paid work at local companies.

July 10, 2024
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Autism

Study Warns Against Too Much Autism Intervention

When it comes to autism intervention, new research suggests that more may not always be better.

July 9, 2024

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Health & Behavior

Medicaid For Millions In America Hinges On Systems Plagued By Errors

The technology has generated notices with errors, sent Medicaid paperwork to the wrong addresses and been frozen for hours at a time, according to state audits, court documents and interviews.

July 9, 2024
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Money

Microsoft Settles Allegations Of Disability Leave Discrimination

Microsoft will pay a $14.4-million settlement after being accused of retaliation and discrimination against workers who take parental or disability leave, or leave to take care of a family member.

July 9, 2024

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Politics & Law

Supreme Court Ruling May Upend Disability Rights Protections, Advocates Fear

Countless federal regulations ensuring the rights of people with disabilities could face legal challenges after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 40-year-old precedent.

July 8, 2024

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Education

Ed Department: More States Failing To Meet Special Education Requirements


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Down Syndrome

Fossil Suggests Neanderthals Cared For Child With Down Syndrome

A fossilized ear bone is providing evidence that a Neanderthal child with Down syndrome lived to be at least 6-years-old and was cared for by others.

June 28, 2024
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Money

Social Security, SSI Increase May Disappoint

Social Security and SSI benefits are expected to rise again next year, according a new estimate, but probably not by as much as last time.

June 27, 2024
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Living

With Growing Demand, Yelp Adds Accessibility Details To Business Listings

Yelp says it is dramatically increasing information about accessibility in listings on its site for restaurants and other locations, while also pushing businesses to become more inclusive.

June 26, 2024
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