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Ed Department Accused Of Diverting Funds From Students With Disabilities

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Amid Pandemic, Young Kids With Special Needs Missing Out On Services

Health & Behavior

Feds Fail To Track COVID-19 At Institutions

Living

Millions Awarded In Rental Assistance For People With Disabilities

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Autism

NASCAR Driver With Autism Is Turning Heads At 190 MPH

Hours after he was featured on "Good Morning America" for being the first driver in NASCAR with autism, 20-year-old Armani Williams celebrated his first top 10 finish.

August 11, 2020

Education

Special Ed Posed Unique Challenges In The Spring. Will It Get Easier In Fall?

With the benefit of months to prepare, some teachers and district officials are hopeful that the fall will be better for students with disabilities. But many parents aren't so sure.

August 11, 2020

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Living

In First, Hotel Embraces Universal Design

At a first-of-its-kind Hampton Inn opening this week, inclusive design comes standard throughout the property in a bid to be as welcoming as possible to guests of all abilities.

July 31, 2020
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Politics & Law

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

It took people with disabilities crawling their way up the Capitol steps to get the landmark civil rights bill passed three decades ago, and even today, hurdles remain.

July 31, 2020

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Politics & Law

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

As negotiations begin in earnest on Capitol Hill for another coronavirus relief bill, advocates are warning that the needs of people with disabilities are on the verge of being ignored again.

July 30, 2020
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Living

Stride Rite Rolls Out Shoes For Kids With Special Needs

A major shoe company is unveiling sneakers specifically designed for children with special needs.

July 29, 2020

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Living

Hollywood Urged To Cast More Actors With Disabilities


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

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
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