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Public Comment Sought On Nation’s Autism Plan

Living

Camp Designed To Accommodate All Special Needs Makes Debut

Education

Children With Disabilities Face Special Back-To-School Challenges

Health & Behavior

Vaccine Mandate Could Displace Group Home Residents With Disabilities

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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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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

There is one facility in the country known to use electric shocks to address behavior in kids and adults with disabilities. A new book details how that situation came to be.

October 14, 2021
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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

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Down Syndrome

State Police Sued Over Tackling Of Man With Down Syndrome


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

People with disabilities are less likely to be vaccinated against COVID-19, new research suggests, but it's not because they are reluctant to do so.

October 11, 2021

U.S. Capitol

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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Health & Behavior

For Kids With Complex Needs, In-Home Care Tough To Find


U.S. Department of Education building

Education

Ed Department Issues Guidance On IEPs During Pandemic

Federal officials say that IEP teams must consider everything from goals to masks to compensatory education to ensure that students with disabilities are provided FAPE during the pandemic.

October 5, 2021

Down Syndrome

She Has Down Syndrome, Then Got COVID-19. Could Amanda Hall Learn To Walk Again?

Cindy and Walt Hall are used to fighting for their daughter. Their toughest battle came when she caught the coronavirus.

October 5, 2021

Money

California Joins Growing List Of States Ending Subminimum Wage

California is joining 10 other states including Alaska, Oregon and Texas in phasing out the practice of paying workers with disabilities as little as $2 an hour.

October 5, 2021
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