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City Is Nation’s First To Be Autism Certified

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Down Syndrome

Google Seeks Help From People With Down Syndrome

From Siri to Alexa, voice assistants are everywhere, but the technology tends to miss every third word that people with Down syndrome say. Now a new effort is underway to change that.

December 3, 2019
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Living

How An ‘Interabled’ Couple Became An Internet Sensation

He has a disability. She doesn't. To change how the world sees them as a couple, they launched a vlog and became a YouTube sensation.

December 3, 2019

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Education

Rights Of Special Ed Students Over 18 Ignored, Lawsuit Claims

Special education groups contend that one state is violating federal law by refusing to allow guardians to look out for certain students with disabilities after they become legal adults.

December 3, 2019
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Living

Feds Unleash $130 Million For Disability Housing

Millions of dollars are headed to communities across the country to provide affordable housing to people with disabilities, federal officials say.

December 2, 2019

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Health & Behavior

Doctors Making Virtual House Calls For Those With Special Needs

Aiming to ease the experience of visiting a doctor, a new program is allowing people with developmental disabilities to access medical and mental health care without leaving home.

November 22, 2019

Down Syndrome

Day Care Chain Settles Suit After Expelling Girl With Down Syndrome

A national day care provider settled a lawsuit brought by the Justice Department after a girl with Down syndrome was kicked out when she couldn't conform to a corporate timeline on potty training.

November 22, 2019

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Living

Santa Offering Sensory-Friendly Events Nationwide


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Health & Behavior

High-Stakes Medicaid Assessments Upend Lives Of Families With Disabilities

A computer-based assessment was supposed to make it easier for families to apply for Medicaid waivers in one state. Instead, many have seen their benefits arbitrarily slashed.

November 20, 2019
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Money

Walmart Altering Disability Employment Policy

Under a settlement with the EEOC, the country's largest private employer will change a policy affecting workers with disabilities nationwide.

November 19, 2019

Education

Should Every Special Education Classroom Be Recorded?

In a state that already requires cameras in special education classrooms upon request, one school district is debating whether all such classes should be recorded by default.

November 19, 2019
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Autism

Artist With Autism Commands Up To $25K For Sculptures

A year ago he was unknown. Now, an artist with autism is being featured in multiple solo exhibitions and his work has been purchased for both public and private collections.

November 19, 2019

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Politics & Law

Service Animal Websites Face Scrutiny

The nation's top housing official is pushing the Federal Trade Commission to look into websites that sell assistance animal documentation saying that the sites dupe people with disabilities.

November 18, 2019

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Living

TV Season Set For Record High Disability Representation


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Politics & Law

Disability-Related Hate Crimes Up Sharply, FBI Data Shows

Newly-released data indicates that hate crime incidents targeting people with disabilities are on the rise.

November 14, 2019
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Education

Educators Charged In Death Of Teen With Autism Restrained At School

Prosecutors have filed involuntary manslaughter charges against administrators and a teacher at a school where a student with autism died after being restrained face down for nearly two hours.

November 14, 2019

Money

Bank Began Hiring People With Disabilities 20 Years Ago, And It Paid Off

For two decades, a team of people with intellectual disabilities has provided support services for what is now Bank of America, saving the company money while boasting its lowest turnover rate.

November 13, 2019
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