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Feds Send Millions To States To Phase Out Subminimum Wage Employment

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Apple, Google Among Tech Giants Committing To Improve Accessibility

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There’s A Shortage Of Special Education Teachers — And That’s Nothing New

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With Help From Families, Scientists Find Overlooked Genes For Autism

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Living

Ranking Pegs Best Cities For People With Disabilities

A new analysis is factoring everything from cost of living to the effectiveness of state Medicaid programs to assess which U.S. cities are most ideal for people with disabilities to call home.

September 30, 2022

Autism

How Robots Are Helping Children With Autism

With endless patience and the ability to model socialization, robots specially designed to work with kids with autism are increasingly entering schools, homes and hospitals.

September 30, 2022

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Money

In Some Places, DSPs Earn Just $8.11 Per Hour

Across the U.S., the average pay for home and personal care aides in 2021 was $14.15 an hour, but in some states it's barely more than half that, with pay that can't compete with fast food jobs.

September 29, 2022
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Politics & Law

Lawmakers Drop Plan To Ban Electric Shock Devices For Those With IDD

Despite pressure from disability advocates, federal lawmakers are backing off of a proposal to ban devices used to administer electric shocks on people with developmental disabilities.

September 28, 2022

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Politics & Law

Senators Demand Answers On Web Accessibility

A bipartisan group of senators is calling out the federal government for failing to do enough to make information and services accessible to people with disabilities.

September 27, 2022

Autism

Kids With Autism Are Less Likely To Go To College. This Freshman Proved Educators Wrong

A mother and daughter celebrated an educational triumph when moving the 18-year-old student with autism into her dorm.

September 27, 2022

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Health & Behavior

COVID-19 Was Leading Killer Of People With Developmental Disabilities


Education

Lawsuit: Parents Say Special Education Cases Are Rigged Against Them

In just over a decade, hearing officers in one state ruled for parents in only 13 of 847 cases, according to a federal class action lawsuit.

September 26, 2022
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Autism

$100 Million Going Toward Autism Research

The National Institutes of Health is making major investments into research projects looking at how autism impacts a person's development, sleep, mental health, aging and more.

September 23, 2022

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Education

Staffing Problems Prompt Safety Concerns For Students With Disabilities

Support staff who assist students with disabilities in one school district are speaking out about unsafe conditions caused by staff shortages.

September 23, 2022
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Politics & Law

In First, Feds Issue National Strategy To Support Family Caregivers

Federal health officials are putting forth a national strategy to address the needs of family caregivers, acknowledging the challenges faced by millions who care for those with IDD and other issues.

September 22, 2022

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Living

As Institutions Close, Families Of Longtime Residents Face Agonizing Choices

Under federal pressure to improve care for people with IDD, Iowa is set to join 45 other states that have closed most or all of their institutions, leaving families with wrenching choices.

September 21, 2022

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Living

Lollapalooza, Other Major Music Festivals To Welcome Those With Disabilities


Autism

Can Artificial Intelligence Detect Autism Doctors Miss?

Researchers are testing an app that uses AI to analyze toddlers' movements, eye positions and facial expressions to see whether computers can offer a more objective way of diagnosing autism.

September 20, 2022

Education

Apartment-Style Classroom Prepares Students In Special Ed For Life After High School

Through lessons in an apartment setting, high school students with disabilities are gaining hands-on experience with everything from cooking and laundry to maintaining an exercise routine.

September 20, 2022
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Politics & Law

New Proposal In Congress Would Remove ‘Mentally Retarded’ From Federal Law

Years after the term "mental retardation" was stripped from many federal statutes, numerous references to "mentally retarded" remain. Now, a bipartisan group in Congress wants to change that.

September 19, 2022
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