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Congress May Halve Biden’s $400 Billion Plan To Boost Disability Services

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Netflix Brings Back Autism Dating Show

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Tech Firm Helps Youth With Developmental Disabilities Find STEM Career Paths

Health & Behavior

Clinic’s Prescription for Healthier Patients? Lawyers

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Money

EEOC Suit: McDonald’s Worker Fired Because Of His Autism

The EEOC is accusing the operator of numerous McDonald's locations of disability discrimination over the firing of an employee with autism after 37 years on the job.

September 14, 2021

Living

Parents Say State Wants To Move Adults With Severe Disabilities To ‘Prison-Like’ Facility

The parents of adults with conditions such as autism say they are being forced to choose between sending their child to a fenced-in institutional facility, or lose funding for their care.

September 14, 2021

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Education

Ed Department Expands Investigations Of Mask Policies And Disability Rights

Not long after opening investigations into whether bans on mask mandates in five states violate the civil rights of students with disabilities, the Education Department is initiating another.

September 14, 2021
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Health & Behavior

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Could Impact Services For Those With IDD

A sweeping new Biden administration plan to require many workers to receive COVID-19 vaccinations may have implications for individuals with disabilities and the people who support them.

September 13, 2021

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Living

Disability Service Providers Shuttering In Many States

Half of states are reporting that Medicaid home and community-based services providers have closed since the start of the pandemic, with many seeing multiple types of services shut their doors.

September 10, 2021

Health & Behavior

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters OK’d For Some Group Home Residents

At least one state is moving forward with booster shots for certain group home residents even though the federal government has not yet issued formal rules for when most Americans should get them.

September 10, 2021

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Education

Pandemic Leaves Families Of Children In Special Ed Feeling Left Behind


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Politics & Law

FBI Sees Drop In Disability-Related Hate Crimes

While the number of reported hate crimes rose significantly, those targeting people with disabilities are on the decline, according to new data from the FBI.

September 8, 2021
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Health & Behavior

CDC Rolls Out New COVID-19 Resources For People With IDD

As the delta surge renews concerns about COVID-19 across much of the country, the CDC is taking steps to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities protect themselves.

September 7, 2021

TV

Living

Nielsen Finds Disabilities Largely Missing From TV Ads

Just 1% of television advertising includes people with disabilities, new research indicates, even though this demographic accounts for more than a quarter of the population.

September 7, 2021

Autism

Military Cuts Autism Services, Concerning Families

The military's insurance will soon no longer cover behavior analysis at schools and other places outside of clinical settings, cutting off many kids with autism from services they rely on.

September 7, 2021

Living

How To Prepare For A Disaster If You Live With A Disability

For people with disabilities, evacuating at a moment's notice or stockpiling supplies can be complicated. However, experts say there are things everyone can do to prepare, no matter their needs.

September 7, 2021

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Politics & Law

Ed Department: Mask Mandate Bans May Violate Rights Of Students With Disabilities


Living

Program Offers A Home, Family To Adults With Developmental Disabilities

For adults with developmental disabilities who don't want to live alone or in a group home, adult foster care offers the opportunity to be matched with a family.

August 31, 2021

Autism

Gym Provides Sensory-Safe Play For Kids On The Spectrum

With franchises at nearly 100 sites in 25 states and eight countries, one company is offering up therapeutic play spaces for kids with autism and other special needs in a "judgment-free zone."

August 31, 2021
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Education

Feds Say Nearly Every State Short On Special Educators

Schools in almost every state are scrambling to find enough special education teachers to meet demand as they welcome students back for the new academic year.

August 30, 2021
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