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Microsoft Takes Aim At The ‘Disability Divide’

Health & Behavior

People With IDD Are Helping Providers Improve The Vaccination Experience

Autism

New National Health Care Network To Focus On Autism

Living

Pandemic Exaggerated Pressures On DSPs, Report Finds

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Health & Behavior

For Spanish-Speaking Families, An Uphill Battle For Special Needs Services

Language issues likely play a big part in fueling what advocates say are significant disparities in disability services for Spanish-speaking families.

May 4, 2021

Intellectual Disability

Fine Doubled For Restaurant Boss Who Enslaved Man With Intellectual Disability

A man who pleaded guilty to enslaving a Black man with intellectual disability at his restaurant for five years has to pay him more than $500,000, a court ruled.

May 4, 2021

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Politics & Law

How Biden’s Families Plan Impacts People With Disabilities

President Joe Biden's $1.8 trillion American Families Plan would establish a federal paid leave program and boost child care and special education, but the proposal falls short on modernizing SSI.

April 30, 2021

Living

Chefs Share Recipes For Accessibility In The Kitchen

Food and cooking are essential areas where those with disabilities are often overlooked. But with some adjustments, cooking can be accessible to those with physical and intellectual disabilities.

April 30, 2021

Health & Behavior

Mock Clinic Helps Those With Special Needs Prepare For COVID-19 Vaccine

After a parent shared the story of her son being held down to get his vaccine, a mock clinic was set up to give others with developmental disabilities a trial run before receiving their shots.

April 29, 2021
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Autism

Can An App Spot Kids With Autism?

Researchers say they are one step closer to using a smartphone app to identify children with autism.

April 28, 2021

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Living

TSA To Improve Screening For Travelers With Disabilities


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Education

Parents Want Schools To Face Burden Of Proof In IEP Disputes

Since the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the burden of proof in IEP disputes falls on parents, some states have pinned the responsibility to defend their points of view on schools instead.

April 27, 2021
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Living

‘Crip Camp’ Team’s Appearance At Oscars Marks ‘Tipping Point’ For Inclusion

With wheelchairs and a service dog, the team behind "Crip Camp" — a documentary about the origins of the disability rights movement — brought a different kind of diversity to the red carpet.

April 27, 2021

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Autism

Government Ignoring Recommendations On Autism Funding, Study Finds

A panel of federal officials, advocates and other stakeholders is supposed to set the government's autism priorities, but new research suggests that's not what's happening.

April 26, 2021

Health & Behavior

Nation’s Pediatricians Told To Look Out For Abuse Of Kids With Disabilities

For the first time in more than a decade, pediatricians are getting new guidance on how to identify and address maltreatment of children with disabilities.

April 23, 2021

Living

Teacher Creates Social Justice Curriculum For Students With Special Needs

After George Floyd died last summer, one teacher couldn't find a curriculum that dealt with social justice issues that was written for students with disabilities, so she created her own.

April 23, 2021

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Money

Biden Urged To Back Broad Changes To SSI


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Education

Sent Home Early: Lost Learning In Special Education

Some students with disabilities have had their school days shortened for months or years, often with devastating consequences.

April 21, 2021
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Autism

Jimmy Kimmel To Host Celebrity-Filled Autism Benefit

Talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel is teaming up with a popular YouTube creator and big names like Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Maya Rudolph for an interactive online event to support autism services.

April 20, 2021

Health & Behavior

Biden Seeks $400 Billion To Buttress Long-Term Care. A Look At What’s At Stake.

There's widespread agreement that it's important to help people with disabilities remain independent, but it's unclear if the nation is prepared to do what's necessary to make that possible.

April 20, 2021
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