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Schools Fail To Curtail Restraint, Seclusion Of Students With Disabilities

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With Autism Intervention, More Hours Not Necessarily Better

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Day Programs Struggle To Stay Open

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For Medically Fragile Children, Pandemic-Induced Supply Shortages Continue

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Living

Google Improves Tool To Help People Who Are Nonverbal

Google is introducing new technology designed to help people who are nonverbal communicate with those around them while also making strides toward more inclusion at the company.

October 20, 2020

Health & Behavior

State Allows Social Workers To Refuse Clients With Disabilities

Officials in one state are facing backlash after protections for people with disabilities and other groups were stripped from the state's social work code of conduct.

October 20, 2020

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Cerebral Palsy

Woman With Cerebral Palsy Found Alive At Funeral Home Dies

A 20-year-old with cerebral palsy who was pronounced dead and then found alive at a funeral home in August has died as a result of injuries related to the incident, her family's attorney said.

October 20, 2020
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Money

Federal Agency Recommends Ending Government Disability Jobs Program

An independent federal agency says it's time for a decades-old government jobs program for people with disabilities to come to an end.

October 19, 2020

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Autism

Heart, Lung, Diabetic Conditions More Common In Adults On The Spectrum

Adults with autism are up to four times more likely than others to have chronic physical health conditions, new research suggests, and lifestyle factors don't appear to be the reason why.

October 16, 2020

Living

Zoo Reserves Time During COVID-19 For Visitors With Disabilities Who Can’t Wear Masks

In a bid to ensure access for all, one zoo set aside two hours each week to welcome people who have disabilities that make it hard for them to wear masks, a group that's increasingly isolated.

October 16, 2020

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Politics & Law

Video Shows Cop Handcuffing, Taunting 7-Year-Old With Autism After He Spat At School


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Money

SSI, Social Security Benefits Will Increase In 2021

People with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income and other Social Security benefits will soon see their payments rise.

October 14, 2020
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Living

Ugg Launches Boot Collection For People With Special Needs

As the weather turns cooler, winter-wear staple Ugg is for the first time offering styles aimed at accommodating kids and adults with disabilities.

October 13, 2020

Health & Behavior

Coronavirus Pandemic Challenges Those With Developmental Disabilities

The number of people with developmental disabilities receiving services has dropped precipitously since the pandemic started, leading to isolation, behaviors and long-term effects.

October 13, 2020

Down Syndrome

Teen With Down Syndrome Is CEO Of Ice Cream Truck

A one-of-a-kind ice cream truck is staffed by a team of "ice cream experts" — all of whom have exceptionalities — and led by a CEO with Down syndrome.

October 13, 2020

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Money

IRS Issues Final Rules For ABLE Accounts

Federal officials are firming up rules for a relatively new type of account that allows people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

October 12, 2020

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Politics & Law

Disability Groups Oppose Supreme Court Nominee


Education

Schools Get Creative In Serving Preschoolers With Special Needs

When schools closed, special education assessments couldn't stop, so educators at one school district moved the classroom — complete with desks, toys and materials — outside.

October 9, 2020

Politics & Law

An Additional 13 Allege They Were Sexually Assaulted As Children By Devereux Staff

After an investigation found that 41 children with IQs as low as 50 were sexually assaulted by staff at a network of residential centers across nine states, more allegations are surfacing.

October 8, 2020
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Living

Nation’s Cities Ranked On Disability Friendliness

Which cities offer the best places to live for people with disabilities? A new ranking factors everything from cost of living to access to support services in an attempt to answer that question.

October 7, 2020
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