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New Law Requires Airlines To Better Assist Travelers With Disabilities

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Movie Starring Actor With Autism Coming To Theaters

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Fluoride During Pregnancy Linked To Increased Risk Of Neurobehavioral Problems

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Man With IDD Stuck In Jail For 5 Months After Group Home Called Police

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Health & Behavior

Advocacy Groups Aim To Tackle Mental Health, Heart Issues Among Those With IDD

National developmental disability advocacy groups are inking multimillion-dollar partnerships with some big players in health care in a push to better address co-occurring conditions.

May 21, 2024

Politics & Law

Members Of Congress Are Using Assistive Communication Apps To Do Their Jobs

When a member of Congress recently used an app to give a speech on the House floor, it marked a new era for people with disabilities.

May 21, 2024

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Living

Club Offers Options For Transition-Age Youth And Beyond

What started as a walking group initiated by two moms looking for activities for their adult children with developmental disabilities has morphed into a club with about 40 activities a week.

May 21, 2024
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Living

Disney Implements Overhaul Of Disability Access At Parks

Despite pushback, Disney is pressing ahead with major changes to its process for providing disability accommodations at its theme parks amid concerns about rampant abuse of the program.

May 20, 2024

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Living

Apple To Roll Out New Accessibility Features

Apple is set to launch a range of new capabilities aimed at making life easier for people with disabilities including an option to control a phone or tablet using only a person's eyes.

May 17, 2024

Living

11-Year-Old Girl Scout Creates More Inclusive Play Experience

Wanting to complete a service project with lasting community impact, 11-year-old Luna Bowles raised about $3,600 to build an augmentative and alternative communication board at a park.

May 17, 2024

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Money

Social Security Finalizes Rule Expanding Access To SSI


Health & Behavior

Medicaid ‘Unwinding’ Decried As Biased Against People With Disabilities

People with disabilities say they are abruptly losing their Medicaid home health benefits and are being advised incorrectly when they call state offices for more information.

May 15, 2024
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Health & Behavior

Private Equity Investment In Disability Services Draws Scrutiny

Federal officials are concerned about increasing private equity investment in home and community-based services and other offerings for people with disabilities and they want the public to weigh in.

May 14, 2024

Autism

‘Blue Envelope’ Program Aims To Help Drivers With Autism

People with autism are given blue envelopes containing information about their condition to keep in their car so they can provide them to officers during traffic stops, accidents or other situations.

May 14, 2024

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Doesn’t Stop Woman From Completing Marathon

Emily Haberman has spastic cerebral palsy, but has ignored doctors' dour warnings of mobility limitations and says that running makes her feel normal and free.

May 14, 2024

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Education

Supreme Court Asked To Consider Whether Parents Can Record IEP Meetings

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to take up a case centering on whether parents have the right to record meetings with their child's school district about special education services.

May 13, 2024

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Living

Major Museum Showcases Works By Artists With Developmental Disabilities


Money

Social Security Changes Projected Date For When Benefits Would Need To Be Cut

Improved economic performance has prompted the federal government to push back its projection for when Social Security could run out of money to pay beneficiaries including many with disabilities.

May 10, 2024
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Health & Behavior

Standards Established To Improve Health Care For Kids With Disabilities

A first-of-its-kind consensus statement is outlining new standards for providing health care to youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities in an effort to overcome persistent inequities in care.

May 9, 2024
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Education

Unable To Find A School For Their Son, Family Navigates Special Education With No Answers

For more than eight months, Jennifer Schuh has felt powerless as she watches her 8-year-old son sit at home, isolated from his peers and unable to attend school.

May 8, 2024
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