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Starbucks Transforming Stores To Improve Disability Access

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Ed Department Needs More Funding To Investigate Disability Complaints, Advocates Say

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Study Finds Widely Available Drug May Lower Anxiety In Those With Autism

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Classroom Converted Into Simulated Apartment To Boost Life Skills

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Living

Online Marketplace Aims To Improve Consumer Experience For People With Disabilities

People with disabilities have $200 billion in purchasing power in the U.S., but often report bad customer experiences. Now, an online marketplace is highlighting businesses that are accommodating.

February 20, 2024
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Autism

With New Season, ‘The Good Doctor’ Adds Character With Autism

An actress with autism is set to take on a prominent role in a prime-time network drama.

February 13, 2024

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Health & Behavior

Halfway Through ‘Unwinding,’ Medicaid Enrollment Is Down About 10 Million

In what will be the biggest purge of Medicaid beneficiaries in a one-year span, enrollment in the program for low-income people and those with disabilities is on track to return to pre-pandemic levels.

February 13, 2024

Money

Retired Special Educator Stakes $125,000 To Open Coffee Shop That Gives Former Students Jobs

Kim Kaczmarek has long known her students had a hard time beating employment odds and after their plight got even more difficult, she knew she had to do something about it.

February 13, 2024

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Politics & Law

Congress Weighs Strengthening Health Care Protections For People With Disabilities

The U.S. House voted to bar Medicaid and other programs from considering a quality-of-life measure that could be used to discriminate against people with disabilities, but the bill's future is unclear.

February 12, 2024
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Living

Teacher Who Created Orchestra For Students With IDD Wins Grammy

Grammys aren't just for the likes of Taylor Swift and SZA. A high school music teacher who started an orchestra for students with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities took one home too.

February 9, 2024

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Money

Many With Disabilities Earn Far Less Than Minimum Wage. A Push For Equal Pay Continues


Money

Private Equity’s Growing Footprint In Home Health Care Draws Scrutiny

Many private equity firms have turned their sights on the lucrative — and often lightly regulated — home care industry, which provides care for the elderly and people with disabilities.

February 8, 2024
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Politics & Law

Facing Backlash, Census Scraps Overhaul Of Disability Questions

The U.S. Census Bureau says it will hold off on changes to the way it determines the number of Americans with disabilities that advocates warned could lead to a severe undercount.

February 7, 2024

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Living

Proms Expected To Draw Over 100,000 With Disabilities

Hundreds of proms designed to accommodate people with disabilities are set to take place at venues around the world all on a single night leading up to Valentine's Day.

February 6, 2024

Autism

One Of The Country’s First Elected Officials With Autism Wins Discrimination Case

After being open about having autism and being deaf during her run for office, Sarah Selvaggi Hernandez said she was repeatedly denied disability accommodations prompting a four-year legal battle.

February 6, 2024

Health & Behavior

Lack Of Resources To Address Severe Behaviors Leaves Families With Few Options

Families desperate for help with children with developmental disabilities are often left to put their trust in facilities hundreds of miles away or risk their own safety to handle crises at home.

February 6, 2024

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Money

SSI Recipients Can’t Afford Housing Anywhere In The US


Autism

Coffee Clubs Give Adults With Autism A Chance To Bond, Build Relationships

The gatherings provide a safe space with social supports for adults on the autism spectrum to meet up, make connections, play cards and board games or simply read a book.

February 2, 2024

Health & Behavior

Speech Providers Push Back On Insurance Effort To Cut Rates

When a large insurer announced plans to cut reimbursement rates for speech therapy by 12% threatening care for kids with developmental disabilities, speech language pathologists fought back and they won.

February 2, 2024
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Health & Behavior

FDA Expected To Reissue Ban On Shock Devices For Those With Disabilities

Federal regulators plan to issue a new ban on devices used to administer electric shocks on people with developmental disabilities more than two years after a previous effort was blocked in court.

February 1, 2024
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