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Ed Department Ramps Up Disability Related Compliance Reviews

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Reebok, Zappos Collaborate On New Adaptive Footwear

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Boy With Autism Still Missing A Year After Walking Out Of School

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Small Businesses Get Hit With Record Numbers Of ADA Lawsuits

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Living

Broadway Play To Shine Light On Disability Experience, Caregiving

A Pulitzer Prize winning play that focuses on the experience of two different people with disabilities and their caregivers is heading to Broadway.

May 20, 2022
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Politics & Law

Amazon Hit With Discrimination Complaint Over Reasonable Accommodations

The company is facing allegations that it failed to offer reasonable accommodations to workers who are pregnant as well as those with disabilities.

May 20, 2022

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Autism Prevalence Rising Globally

It's not just the U.S. New research finds that autism prevalence is growing around the world and experts say that shows progress.

May 19, 2022
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Apple Announces New Accessibility Tools For Those With Disabilities

Apple is rolling out a new set of accessibility tools to its devices to aid people with disabilities.

May 18, 2022

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Living

Barbie To Add More Dolls With Disabilities

The iconic lineup of Barbie dolls is expanding to include more with disabilities.

May 17, 2022

Autism

Family Building Apartment For Son With Autism

Determined to find a way for their 21-year-old son with autism to learn to live independently, one family opted to build an apartment, doing much of the labor themselves.

May 17, 2022

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Health & Behavior

Profit Strategy: Psychiatric Facilities Prioritize Out-Of-State Kids


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Feds Warn Employers Against Disability Discrimination

Increasingly common methods employers are using to select new hires, judge performance and determine pay or promotions may discriminate against people with disabilities, federal officials say.

May 16, 2022
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Living

Microsoft Unveils New Accessories For People With Disabilities

Microsoft is introducing a collection of adaptive devices aimed at making it easier for people with disabilities to use computers.

May 13, 2022

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Education

School District Passes Controversial Deaf Education Plan

In a move that faced strong opposition, the nation's second largest district will make American Sign Language and English the standard for early intervention for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

May 13, 2022
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Subway Vowed To Help Worker With Autism — But Fired Him After 4 Shifts, Feds Say

Despite knowing he would need accommodations because of his autism and ADHD, Subway didn't provide the man with reasonable accommodations or give him proper training, officials say.

May 12, 2022

Education

Ed Department To Update Disability Regulations

Federal education officials say they plan to revise regulations for one of the main laws affecting students with disabilities after leaving them largely untouched for 45 years.

May 11, 2022

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Living

New Version Of Autism Dating Show Coming To Netflix


Education

School District Agrees To Pay $2.5 Million, Make Changes After Pica Choking Death

After a student died from choking on a disposable glove in class, one school district is agreeing to implement a pica safety protocol and to be more transparent about special education staffing.

May 10, 2022

Autism

Scrabble Brings World Into Focus For Boy With ASD

At 12, Ricky Rodriguez, who has autism, has competed in Scrabble tournaments from Texas to Pennsylvania to Malaysia, finding a community and a place to build his social skills along the way.

May 10, 2022
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Politics & Law

Supreme Court Decision Weakens Disability Rights, Advocates Say

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision chips away at disability rights, advocates say, by making it harder to bring claims under some of the nation's anti-discrimination laws.

May 9, 2022
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