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Caregivers May Be Eligible For Paid Leave Under COVID-19 Relief Law

Autism

How Autism Families Are Coping With The Pandemic

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Coronavirus Outbreak At Institution Sickens 75

Education

State Backs Off Promise To Ban Prone Restraint In Schools

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Money

Amazon Urged To Prioritize Food Deliveries To Group Homes

Amazon is being asked to help ensure that people with developmental disabilities living in group homes and other community settings can access necessities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 3, 2020

Living

For Those With Special Needs, Social Distancing Presents Hurdles

The practice of social distancing can be hard for many with disabilities to understand and it conflicts with decades-long efforts to fully include this population in their communities.

April 3, 2020

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Education

Parents Of Kids With IEPs Worry About Regression

Isolated at home with few services to help, some parents of those with disabilities say they are terrified that their children's progress will evaporate.

April 2, 2020
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Politics & Law

Stimulus Plan Falls Short For People With Disabilities, Advocates Say

A $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan signed by President Donald Trump offers some benefits to people with disabilities, advocates say, but may also prompt unprecedented changes to IDEA.

April 1, 2020

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Autism

‘Fancy Nancy,’ ‘Sesame Street’ To Air Autism-Themed Episodes

A pair of children's television shows are set to highlight the experiences of those with autism.

March 31, 2020

Living

As Institution Becomes Coronavirus Hot Spot, Families Struggle With Separation

At a home for 440-plus people with intellectual and developmental disabilities that contains the largest cluster of COVID-19 cases in Texas, no visitors are allowed and residents must remain.

March 31, 2020

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Education

Students Deprived Of Crucial Special Ed Services Due To Closures


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Health & Behavior

Trump Administration Says Disability No Reason To Deny COVID-19 Care

The Trump administration is warning states and health care providers not to discriminate against people with disabilities as coronavirus spreads.

March 30, 2020

Living

Coronavirus Adds To Issues For Those With Developmental Disabilities

For thousands of people across the nation with developmental disabilities, it's difficult, or impossible, to understand the sudden shrinking of their worlds due to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 27, 2020

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Autism

CDC: Autism Rate Climbs Again

The number of American children diagnosed with autism is on the rise yet again, according to new government data.

March 26, 2020
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Living

Disability Rights Film ‘Crip Camp’ Premieres On Netflix

An award-winning documentary produced by former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama centering on the origins of the disability rights movement is making its debut.

March 26, 2020

Politics & Law

Parents Face Trial Over Audio Recordings Daughter With Autism Made At School

The parents of a 12-year-old with autism are facing criminal charges after their daughter used a device to record teachers and staff at school to document what her parents say is abuse.

March 25, 2020

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Education

Feds Clarify Special Ed Guidance For School Closures


Health & Behavior

Rationing Care Amounts To Disability Discrimination, Complaint Says

Disability advocates have filed a complaint with a federal civil rights office over guidelines being developed to ration novel coronavirus care if medical facilities get overwhelmed.

March 24, 2020

Living

They Make $10.50 An Hour To Assist Those Most Susceptible To Infection

Many aides, their employers and the people they care for are struggling with whether they should continue working, whether they can afford not to and how their clients will get by without them.

March 24, 2020
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Politics & Law

Coronavirus Stimulus Plan Could Weaken Protections For Students With Disabilities

Lawmakers are considering waiving portions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as schools nationwide struggle in the face of COVID-19.

March 20, 2020
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