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After 13 Years, Pioneering Autism Research Registry Shuts Down

Politics & Law

Surge In Voters With Disabilities May Influence 2020 Election

Living

Feds Warn Against Changing ‘Handicapped’ Signs

Health & Behavior

Service Provider Sued Over Alleged ‘Dickensian’ Conditions

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Education

Most States Failing To Meet Requirements Under IDEA

Fewer than half of states are meeting their obligations to properly serve students with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education says.

July 12, 2019

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit Sets Medical Malpractice Record

In what attorneys say is the largest such verdict ever in the United States, a jury awarded the family of a girl with cerebral palsy $229.6 million over the circumstances surrounding her birth.

July 12, 2019

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Living

Wheelchair Users May Soon Have More Chances To Hail Lyft, Uber Rides

As Lyft and Uber became part of the nation's transportation systems, many people with disabilities felt left on the sidelines. That's slowly starting to change.

July 11, 2019
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Living

Feds Earmark $150M For Disability Housing Assistance

Federal officials say they plan to dole out millions of dollars to help thousands of people with disabilities access housing in the community.

July 10, 2019

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Education

Survey Finds Teachers, Paraeducators Largely Unprepared For Students With IEPs

Special educators say that many of the teachers and paraprofessionals who work directly with students with disabilities are ill-prepared to do so.

July 9, 2019

Living

First Responders Turn To Weighted Blankets To Help Those With Special Needs

Some fire departments are acquiring weighted blankets to carry with them as a way to help calm people who have autism or are in crisis.

July 9, 2019

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Politics & Law

Autism Treatment Center Employee Accused Of Kicking Individual’s Teeth Out


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Money

Momentum Growing To End Subminimum Wage

With federal lawmakers slow to act, cities and states across the country are increasingly moving to bar employers from paying workers with disabilities less than minimum wage.

July 8, 2019
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Living

Caregiver Roommates Offer Housing Alternative For Adults with Disabilities

In a growing trend toward inclusion, young adults with disabilities now have more opportunities than ever to live with typically-developing peers who double as their caregivers.

June 28, 2019

Autism

Parents Sue After ‘Screaming Bucket’ Placed On Boy With Autism

The parents of a 7-year-old with disabilities are suing after a school bus driver and aide allegedly placed a five-gallon bucket over the child's head because he has a tendency to scream.

June 28, 2019

Money

Women Get Prison For Roles In $13M Behavior Therapy Fraud

Two former employees of an autism therapy provider are headed to federal prison for their roles in a long-running scheme where the company falsely billed government programs for supposed care.

June 27, 2019

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Politics & Law

Trump Signs Law Improving Disaster Planning For Those With Disabilities

The federal government will be required to do more to consider the needs of people with disabilities when hurricanes, fires and other disasters strike under a new law.

June 26, 2019

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Politics & Law

House Votes To Renew Program Helping People Leave Institutions


Health & Behavior

For Individuals With Special Needs, Horses Make Sense In Therapy

So-called equine assisted therapy is offering physical and emotional benefits for those with a variety of disabilities, boosting everything from coordination to self-esteem.

June 25, 2019
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Living

CBS Pledges To Make Casting More Inclusive

In a first, a major network is committing to audition actors with disabilities, paving the way for a more inclusive slate of characters on television.

June 24, 2019
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Intellectual Disability

Costco Shooting Is Nightmare For Families Of Those With Developmental Disabilities

The killing of a man with intellectual disability at a Costco store is leading many families to worry about taking their kids with developmental disabilities into the community, advocates say.

June 24, 2019
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