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ADA Concerns Raised Over COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

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Zoom Commits To Improving Accessibility

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Congress Weighs Stimulus Checks For Those With Disabilities, Funds For Services

Health & Behavior

Lack Of Virus Data On People With Intellectual Disabilities ‘Comes With A Body Count’

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Living

World Remade By Pandemic Poses New Challenges For Individuals With Visual Impairment

Those with visual impairment have long faced challenges with social isolation, mobility limitations and classroom dynamics that are less than ideal, but the pandemic has exacerbated them.

March 5, 2021
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Living

With Disabilities ‘Rarely’ Seen, Netflix Commits $100 Million Toward Inclusion

Netflix is pledging to do more after a report finds that representation of people with disabilities and other groups is lacking in its original films and television shows.

March 2, 2021

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Living

In Group Homes, Pandemic Has Canceled Plans, Ushered In A ‘New Normal’

Roughly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, many group home residents have adapted to life with limited visits, fewer outside activities and other precautions.

March 2, 2021

Autism

Parents Wait Or Drive Across State For Autism Therapy

Lawmakers in one state are moving to eliminate a barrier to behavioral health care, a change that backers say would greatly improve access to therapy for children with autism.

March 2, 2021

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Health & Behavior

CDC Urged To Prioritize COVID-19 Vaccines For People With Developmental Disabilities

With access to COVID-19 vaccines varying dramatically for people with developmental disabilities, advocates want the CDC to update its plan to account for the high risk this population faces.

March 1, 2021
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Down Syndrome

Biobank Poised To Transform Down Syndrome Research

A first-of-its-kind effort is underway to collect biological samples from people with Down syndrome in a bid to improve care and outcomes for those with chromosomal disorder.

February 26, 2021

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Living

Friendship House Pairs Young Professionals, Adults With Special Needs


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Living

Institutions Serving Those With IDD Get New COVID-19 Guidance

Nearly a year after institutions serving people with developmental disabilities locked down, federal officials are spelling out how and when these facilities should reopen to visitors.

February 25, 2021

Money

IT Company Has One Goal: Hiring People On The Spectrum

Many adults with autism struggle with employment despite having skill sets that can excel in the workplace. One IT consulting company wants to change that.

February 24, 2021

Education

Ed Department: Schools Serving More Students Under IDEA

An increasing number of American schoolchildren are receiving special education services and nearly all of them spend at least some of their day in class with their typically-developing peers.

February 23, 2021
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Intellectual Disability

Walmart Violated ADA When It Refused To Give Worker A Set Schedule, Lawsuit Says

Walmart is being sued in federal court for refusing to allow an employee with an intellectual disability to have a set weekly schedule.

February 23, 2021

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Autism

Federal Autism Committee Remains Defunct

A federal committee charged with guiding the nation's priorities on autism remains in disarray nearly a year and a half after Congress reauthorized it.

February 22, 2021

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Health & Behavior

Group Homes Left To Fend For Themselves In Quest For Vaccines


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Politics & Law

People With Disabilities Report Fewer Voting Troubles

The most recent election brought some good news for people with disabilities: far fewer problems casting their ballots.

February 19, 2021
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Education

Braille Is Everywhere, But Most Kids Who Are Blind Can’t Read It

Decades ago more than half of students with blindness could read and write tactile script. Today, less than 10% of Americans with visual disabilities do, but a competition aims to change that.

February 19, 2021
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Health & Behavior

Despite High Risk, Access To COVID-19 Vaccines Uneven For Those With IDD

People with developmental disabilities are at significantly greater risk of dying from COVID-19, but whether or not individuals have access to vaccines is coming down to where they live.

February 18, 2021
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