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Camp Designed To Accommodate All Special Needs Makes Debut

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Social Security, SSI Benefits Will Increase By Largest Amount In Decades

Autism

Promising Autism Treatment Falls Short, Study Finds

Health & Behavior

New Book Explores History Of Controversial Facility That Uses Shock Devices

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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

When Dan Corbett pulled to the side of the road to calm his son with Down syndrome, he never imagined that multiple state troopers would intervene and wind up tackling his son to the ground.

October 12, 2021

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
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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

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Education

Students In Special Ed At High Risk Of COVID-19 See Few School Options


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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

Health & Behavior

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

With the pandemic worsening nursing shortages, parents of children with complex medical conditions or disabilities are being forced to hospitalize their kids or take on additional duties at home.

October 6, 2021

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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Living

Ranking Lists Best Cities For People With Disabilities


A caregiver assists a man with autism.

Living

Survey Finds Disability Service Providers On The Brink

Disability service providers across the nation are in crisis, with a majority reporting that they're shutting down programs, turning away new referrals and struggling to maintain standards.

October 1, 2021
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Money

No Labor Shortage At Cafe Staffed By Workers With Intellectual Disabilities

One restaurant has avoided the labor shortage plaguing the rest of the industry. Staffed almost entirely by people with intellectual disabilities, the eatery is flush with prospective employees.

October 1, 2021
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Autism

YouTube Bans Videos Linking Autism, Vaccines

YouTube is cracking down on vaccine misinformation, saying that it will remove videos suggesting that vaccines cause autism, among other falsehoods.

September 30, 2021
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