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Disney Implementing Changes To Disability Access At Theme Parks

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Federal Jobs Program Moves To End Subminimum Wage

Living

Movie Theaters Roll Out Enhanced Disability Access

Autism

With Crossover Between Autism And Mental Health, Diagnosis Can Be Tricky

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Education

Children With Disabilities Face Special Back-To-School Challenges

For children with special needs returning to the classroom, mask-wearing is the least of their troubles.

October 20, 2021
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Autism

Public Comment Sought On Nation’s Autism Plan

Federal officials are looking for feedback from the public as a key panel works to update the government's autism agenda for the first time in years.

October 19, 2021

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Health & Behavior

Vaccine Mandate Could Displace Group Home Residents With Disabilities

A state COVID-19 vaccine requirement could force a nonprofit group home operator to kick out residents with intellectual disabilities because there won't be enough staff to care for them.

October 19, 2021

Intellectual Disability

Intellectual Disability Won’t Stop Couple From Marrying

While marriage is still rare among people with intellectual disabilities, it is becoming more common.

October 19, 2021

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Living

Camp Designed To Accommodate All Special Needs Makes Debut

A one-of-a-kind fully accessible camp is opening, offering people with disabilities the opportunity to partake in everything from zip lines to archery and climbing walls alongside everyone else.

October 18, 2021
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Autism

Promising Autism Treatment Falls Short, Study Finds

A naturally occurring hormone that's been prescribed to many children with autism under the thinking that it could boost sociability does not make any difference, according to a large new study.

October 15, 2021

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Health & Behavior

New Book Explores History Of Controversial Facility That Uses Shock Devices


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Money

Social Security, SSI Benefits Will Increase By Largest Amount In Decades

People with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income and other Social Security benefits are set to see the biggest rise in their monthly payments since 1982.

October 13, 2021

Money

Winery Serves Up Job Training For Those With Developmental Disabilities

In addition to growing specialty grapes, blackberries and other fruit, a one-of-a-kind winery is teaching horticultural and wine-making techniques to people with developmental disabilities.

October 13, 2021

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Living

Google Improving Smartphone Accessibility

Google is offering up new ways for people with various disabilities to more easily use their smartphones.

October 12, 2021

Down Syndrome

State Police Sued Over Tackling Of Man With Down Syndrome

When Dan Corbett pulled to the side of the road to calm his son with Down syndrome, he never imagined that multiple state troopers would intervene and wind up tackling his son to the ground.

October 12, 2021

Living

Group Works To Make Beaches More Accessible

Disability advocates are pushing for greater adoption of specialized semi-permanent mats that act like a boardwalk anchored to the sand so that people of all abilities can visit the beach.

October 12, 2021

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Health & Behavior

CDC: People With Disabilities Want COVID-19 Vaccines, But Struggle To Get Them


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Politics & Law

Uncertainty Surrounds Biden Plan To Boost Disability Services

With President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion plan to expand the nation's social safety net being chopped, disability advocates are fighting to keep a massive investment in Medicaid waivers alive.

October 8, 2021

Education

Students In Special Ed At High Risk Of COVID-19 See Few School Options

In places with no remote learning and where masks are optional, students with disabilities who are at high risk for serious disease if they contract COVID-19 have no good options, parents say.

October 8, 2021
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Autism

‘Sesame Street’ Expands Autism Resources

"Sesame Street" is offering up a host of new resources designed to help children with autism and their families.

October 7, 2021
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