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Senate COVID-19 Relief Proposal Overlooks Disability Community, Advocates Say

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Stride Rite Rolls Out Shoes For Kids With Special Needs

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In First, Hotel Embraces Universal Design

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30 Years After Americans With Disabilities Act, A Look Back And Ahead

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Hollywood Urged To Cast More Actors With Disabilities

Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer is the latest big-name celebrity telling Hollywood to step up in regard to casting people with disabilities.

July 28, 2020

Down Syndrome

Strangers Send Man With Down Syndrome Cards, Letters While He Awaits Transplant

Born with Down syndrome and cardiac defects, Joe Eitl needs a heart transplant. Until that day comes, thousands of cards and letters received from friends and strangers alike keep him going.

July 28, 2020

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Living

How People With Special Needs Are Coping With The Pandemic

Both children and adults with developmental disabilities are struggling to adapt to the myriad of changes that the coronavirus pandemic has brought to nearly every facet of life.

July 28, 2020
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Education

Majority Of School Districts Not Accessible For Students With Disabilities

Thirty years after the ADA became law, most of the nation's public school districts remain inaccessible to students with disabilities, government investigators say.

July 27, 2020

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Autism

Actor With Autism At Center Of New Show

An actor with autism has a key role on a new coming-of-age drama on Apple's streaming service.

July 24, 2020

Education

Special Educators Consider How To Make Up For Lost Time

Whether classes are in person or at a distance this fall, school officials say they are working on ways to better help special education students learn.

July 24, 2020

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Politics & Law

Biden Calls For End To Waiting Lists For Medicaid Waivers


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Intellectual Disability

People With Intellectual Disabilities Begin To Venture Out During Pandemic

Service providers are starting to offer adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to return to community-based activities, but many families are reluctant.

July 22, 2020
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Living

Apple Invests In Housing For People With Developmental Disabilities

Technology-giant Apple is putting up money for housing for people with developmental disabilities.

July 21, 2020

Health & Behavior

Coronavirus Forcing Occupational Therapy To Go Virtual

Health care providers across the country have turned to telehealth as of late and the experience of an infant with cerebral palsy shows the approach could be beneficial even outside of a pandemic.

July 21, 2020

Money

Disability Service Provider Squeezed By Changing Industry

After 168 years providing services to people with disabilities, industry changes are combining with the coronavirus pandemic to bring a moment of financial reckoning for a major nonprofit.

July 21, 2020

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Education

Schools Want IDEA Liability Protections From Congress

Concerned that the pandemic will prompt an onslaught of special education litigation, school leaders want federal lawmakers to grant them liability protections related to IDEA.

July 20, 2020

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Living

Zappos Customizing Shoe Buying To Help Those With Disabilities


Education

Interruption Caused By COVID-19 Poses Challenges Beyond Classroom

As schools consider fall reopenings, special education programs are wondering how to make up for lost ground in socially-distanced classrooms where they can no longer use hands-on techniques.

July 17, 2020
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Politics & Law

Citing The Pandemic, Feds Delay New Medicaid Waiver Rule

The Trump administration is holding off on implementing a Medicaid rule establishing a new standard for what counts as home- and community-based services for people with disabilities.

July 16, 2020

Money

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

A controversial residential school that was recently banned from using electric shock devices on students with disabilities is getting over a million dollars in coronavirus relief funds.

July 15, 2020
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