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Pediatricians Get New Guidance On Cerebral Palsy

Living

‘Glee’ Actor Says He Wouldn’t Play A Character In A Wheelchair Now

Living

Sensory-Friendly Santa Coming To Hundreds Of Locations Nationwide

Education

Controversial And Often Used Practices Cause Harm, Even Death, Among Students With Disabilities

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Autism

Mom Says Walmart’s Acetaminophen Led To Autism In Her Child

A mom believes taking a generic brand of acetaminophen while pregnant caused autism and ADHD in her child. She's now suing Walmart in federal court.

November 28, 2022
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Health & Behavior

Behavior Analysis Group Votes To Oppose Electric Shock Treatment

After years of tacitly endorsing the only facility in the country known to use electric shocks to address behavior in those with disabilities, a major ABA organization is coming out against the practice.

November 18, 2022

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Politics & Law

After Stroke, John Fetterman Poised To Be Powerful Voice For Those With Disabilities

Incoming U.S. Sen. John Fetterman's performance during the debate, on the campaign trail and even his election night victory speech have elevated him into a disability icon of sorts.

November 18, 2022
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Living

Airbnb Using AI To Vet Accessible Rentals

Airbnb is turning to artificial intelligence to make it easier for people with disabilities to find rentals that meet their needs.

November 17, 2022

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Education

Pandemic, Staff Shortages Prompt Surge In Special Education Complaints

Complaint data from one state and interviews with advocates and educators suggest that schools are failing to provide legally required services to students with disabilities at record-high rates.

November 16, 2022
Animatronic dolls, including one in a wheelchair

Living

Disney Adds Dolls In Wheelchairs To ‘It’s A Small World’

Disney's iconic "It's a Small World" ride is getting an update to be more inclusive of people with disabilities.

November 15, 2022

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Politics & Law

US Olympic And Paralympic Committee Covered Up Abuse Of Athlete With Autism, Lawsuit Alleges


Money

Family Caregivers Forced To Fill In Gaps With DSPs In Short Supply

Understaffed service providers are sending people with disabilities back to live with their families, turning away new clients and making other changes.

November 15, 2022
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Education

Ed Department Wants Expedited Evaluations For Students With Disabilities Who Move

Citing concerns from stakeholders, federal education officials are telling schools to do more to help students with disabilities who move from one district to another.

November 14, 2022

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Money

Congress Faces Pressure To Raise SSI Asset Limits

Hopes are running high that Congress could act to update asset limits for Supplemental Security Income recipients for the first time in more than 30 years.

November 11, 2022
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Health & Behavior

Stranded Without Care, Man Loses Limbs Because Of Severe Staffing Shortage

While the extreme outcome is unusual, it reflects the reality facing many with significant disabilities who are struggling to find services to live at home as thousands of caregiving jobs go unfilled.

November 11, 2022

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Living

Delta Works To Make Air Travel More Inclusive

As the holiday travel season gears up, Delta Air Lines is offering an inclusive experience at select airports and is teaming up with the TSA to help make flying more accessible.

November 10, 2022

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Politics & Law

Woman Behind Landmark Disability Rights Case Dies


Amy Schumer stands on stage with microphone

Autism

Autism Takes Center Stage In ‘SNL’ Monologue

"Saturday Night Live" host Amy Schumer used her monologue to talk about her family's experience since her husband was diagnosed with autism.

November 8, 2022
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Living

NHL Team Parts Ways With Player Convicted Of Bullying Classmate With Disability

An NHL team is reversing course after facing intense backlash for signing a player who was convicted of bullying a Black classmate with a developmental disability when he was 14.

November 8, 2022
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Politics & Law

Supreme Court To Hear Case That Could Have Major Consequences For People With Disabilities

Despite strong pushback from disability advocates, a case that could severely restrict the rights of those who rely on Medicaid and other government programs is set to go before the U.S. Supreme Court.

November 7, 2022
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