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Citing The Pandemic, Feds Delay New Medicaid Waiver Rule

Money

School Known For Shocking Students With Special Needs Gets Coronavirus Relief Funds

Health & Behavior

Group Home Residents With Developmental Disabilities More Likely To Die From COVID-19

Living

Disability Employment Documentary Headed To TV

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Politics & Law

Mask Requirement At Amusement Parks Violates ADA, Suit Claims

Parents of children with autism are suing over the COVID-19 face mask policy at three amusement parks, saying the kids can't wear masks because of their medical conditions.

July 14, 2020

Autism

Mom Equips Ambulances With Sensory Kits To Help Children With Autism

An EMT who has a son with severe autism has developed sensory kits to help kids on the spectrum cope with the flashing lights, sirens and other stimuli of an ambulance ride.

July 14, 2020

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Politics & Law

Trump Administration Weighs In On Disability Services Amid COVID-19

New guidance continues to flow from the federal government advising states on Medicaid and special education services in light of the pandemic.

July 10, 2020

Living

Ban On Group Home Visits Is Hurting Residents, Critics Say

Months into the pandemic, some are pushing back against one-size-fits-all bans on family visits for group home residents with developmental disabilities.

July 10, 2020

Health & Behavior

Protections Affirmed For Patients With Disabilities During Pandemic

Federal civil rights officials are further asserting that people with disabilities should receive medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic that's free of discrimination and stereotypes.

July 9, 2020
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Autism

Netflix To Debut Autism Dating Show

A new documentary series is taking an intimate look at the experiences of people with autism in the dating world.

July 8, 2020

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Living

Face Mask Exempt Cards Citing ADA Are Fake, Justice Department Says


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Politics & Law

Judge Sides With Disney Over Disability Access At Theme Parks

In the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging that changes to Disney's disability access policy are discriminatory, a federal judge has ruled in favor of the company.

July 7, 2020

Health & Behavior

Man’s Coronavirus Death Raising Questions About Care For People With Disabilities

Disability rights advocates said they have concerns that a man with disabilities died because a hospital did not value his life as much as an able-bodied person's.

July 7, 2020

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Education

Majority Of States Failing To Meet Obligations Under IDEA

Less than half of states are doing what they should to serve students with disabilities in compliance with federal special education law, the U.S. Department of Education says.

July 6, 2020
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Politics & Law

Senate Urged To Pass COVID-19 Relief For Those With I/DD

As coronavirus cases across the nation rise again, advocates say federal efforts to address the unique needs of people with disabilities during the pandemic are needed as much as ever.

June 26, 2020

Money

Disability Service Providers On Brink Of Collapse

Nonprofit executives in one state say the coronavirus has ravaged their operations, resulting in six-figure monthly losses, layoffs and rapidly depleting cash reserves.

June 26, 2020

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Health & Behavior

Early Intervention Experts Worry The Pandemic Has Hurt Kids With Special Needs


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Living

Lyft Settles Disability Discrimination Claims With Justice Department

Lyft is agreeing to change its ways after being accused of denying rides to people with disabilities in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

June 24, 2020
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Education

Ed Department Issues New Guidance On Special Education During Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Education is offering up details about how states and schools can address special education disputes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 23, 2020

Health & Behavior

Disability Advocates File Complaint Over Barriers To COVID-19 Testing

A number of organizations have filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services alleging that many people with disabilities can't get tested for COVID-19.

June 23, 2020
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