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Feds Move To Increase Accessibility For People With Disabilities Online

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How Taylor Swift’s Music Is Teaching Social-Emotional Skills To Students In Special Ed

Autism

Suicidal Thoughts Alarmingly Common Among Young Kids With Autism, Survey Finds

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Microschools Fill Niche For Students With Disabilities

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Living

No Group Home Space Leaves Those With IDD On Waitlist

Disability providers say that many people with developmental disabilities are on waitlists for group homes and a big reason is that there are not enough direct support professionals to assist them.

April 16, 2024
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Politics & Law

Biden Pushes Plan To Improve Services For People With Disabilities

As the Biden administration prepares to issue new rules aimed at bolstering supports for those with disabilities, the president says that much more work is needed.

April 12, 2024

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Living

Sensory Kits Help First Responders Assist Those With Communication Challenges

Backpacks filled with a curated selection of supplies are helping police, fire personnel and other first responders interact with kids and adults who have trouble communicating.

April 12, 2024

Autism

Nonverbal Swimmer With Autism Has Shot At Paralympic Games In Paris

Cyrus Kia, who has autism and is mostly nonverbal, is training seven days a week as he prepares to swim in three events this spring for a chance to compete in the 2024 Summer Paralympics in Paris.

April 11, 2024

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Living

Disney Revamping Disability Access Policies At Theme Parks

Disney is overhauling its disability access policies after seeing an explosion in abuse of a program meant to accommodate visitors with autism and other developmental disabilities.

April 10, 2024
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Money

Social Security Finalizes Change To SSI Benefits

The Social Security Administration is moving forward with a major change to the way it calculates monthly Supplemental Security Income benefits for those with disabilities.

April 9, 2024

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Politics & Law

Hotel Hosted Disability Conference But Didn’t Have Wheelchair-Accessible Bathrooms


Politics & Law

Group Home Rental Licenses: Tool For Oversight Or Discrimination?

A long-simmering debate over cities' ability to regulate group homes has landed at one state's capitol, as housing providers claim rental licenses have become a "backdoor tool to discriminate."

April 9, 2024
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Down Syndrome

Exercise May Boost Cognition In Adults With Down Syndrome

Taking regular walks may do much more than improve physical health for adults with Down syndrome, a new study suggests.

April 8, 2024

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Living

Fully-Accessible Theme Park Reopens Following Major Expansion

A one-of-a-kind theme park that's fully accessible to people with disabilities is back to life complete with new rides and attractions after undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion.

April 5, 2024
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Living

Moms Want Justice After Their Sons Faced ‘Torture’ At Group Home

Violence captured on video at a group home has raised questions about whether oversight bodies are prepared to keep troubled homes in check amid a severe shortage of beds.

April 5, 2024

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Money

Workers With Disabilities Can Be Paid Less Than Minimum Wage. Some States Want To End That

While at least 16 states have banned subminimum wage for workers with disabilities, others have agreed on a middle ground: creating funds to help employers make the change themselves.

April 4, 2024

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Autism

White House Embraces Autism ‘Acceptance’ Over ‘Awareness’


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Autism

Nonspeaking People With Autism May Know More Than Previously Thought

It's often assumed that people with autism who are nonspeaking do not know how to read or write, but new research suggests that for many individuals that may not be the case.

April 2, 2024
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Living

Exhibit Traces ‘Unfinished Journey’ Of Those With IDD

While much progress has been made in improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities, a new exhibit shows how recently some of the milestones have occurred.

April 2, 2024
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Education

Justice Department: Schools Used Discipline To Address Disability-Related Behaviors

The U.S. Department of Justice has settled with a school district that the agency said relied on punitive measures like suspensions or calling police to manage behaviors related to disabilities.

April 2, 2024
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