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CDC: Autism Rate Climbs Again

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Disability Rights Film ‘Crip Camp’ Premieres On Netflix

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Coronavirus Adds To Issues For Those With Developmental Disabilities

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Parents Face Trial Over Audio Recordings Daughter With Autism Made At School

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Education

Feds Clarify Special Ed Guidance For School Closures

Troubled that some districts were choosing not to educate students at all because of special education concerns, the U.S. Department of Education is rethinking its advice to schools.

March 24, 2020

Health & Behavior

Rationing Care Amounts To Disability Discrimination, Complaint Says

Disability advocates have filed a complaint with a federal civil rights office over guidelines being developed to ration novel coronavirus care if medical facilities get overwhelmed.

March 24, 2020

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Living

They Make $10.50 An Hour To Assist Those Most Susceptible To Infection

Many aides, their employers and the people they care for are struggling with whether they should continue working, whether they can afford not to and how their clients will get by without them.

March 24, 2020
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Politics & Law

Coronavirus Stimulus Plan Could Weaken Protections For Students With Disabilities

Lawmakers are considering waiving portions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as schools nationwide struggle in the face of COVID-19.

March 20, 2020

Living

For Kids With Autism, School Shutdown Poses Even Bigger Quandary

With students out of school, parents of those with autism face even more uncertainty with their children's routines disrupted and questions about whether it's safe to continue therapy.

March 20, 2020

Politics & Law

New Group To Help Crime Victims With Disabilities

When people with disabilities become victims of crime, neglect or other maltreatment, investigations can easily fall short. A newly formed nonprofit is working to address the problem.

March 20, 2020

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Money

Social Security Closes Offices Nationwide


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Education

Ed Department Offers More Special Education Guidance Amid COVID-19

As schools across the nation shutter in response to coronavirus, federal officials are giving educators additional insight on how to handle the needs of students with disabilities.

March 18, 2020
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Health & Behavior

Coronavirus Brings Added Worries For People With Disabilities

People with certain developmental disabilities may be more susceptible to severe illness from coronavirus, and with life disrupted, they also face issues getting the supports they need.

March 17, 2020

Living

Living Under Quarantine: Parents Unite In Face Of Challenges

Hundreds of students with disabilities from a single school remain quarantined in their homes after a special education classroom aide was diagnosed with coronavirus.

March 17, 2020

Politics & Law

School District Violating ADA By Barring Behavior Therapist, Suit Claims

The parents of a 9-year-old with autism say their school district is violating the ADA by preventing a behavior therapist from providing their son doctor-prescribed ABA therapy at school.

March 17, 2020

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Autism

Vans Introducing ‘Sensory Inclusive’ Shoes For Individuals With ASD

An iconic shoe brand is rolling out a whole new collection specifically designed to meet the needs of people with autism.

March 16, 2020

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Politics & Law

Feds Weigh In On Special Ed, Medicaid Concerns Over Coronavirus


Living

Police Offer Stickers For Homes To Alert First Responders About Disabilities

The stickers can be placed on the outside of a home or vehicle to identify that an occupant has autism or other special needs and help avert misunderstandings in the event of an emergency.

March 13, 2020
Girl with autism and her mom

Education

Ed Department Records Steep Rise In Students With Autism

The percentage of American schoolchildren receiving special education services as a result of an autism diagnosis doubled over 10 years.

March 12, 2020

Health & Behavior

After FDA Ban On Shock Devices, Advocates Seek Public Apology, Reparations

Advocates say that the FDA's decision to bar devices used to shock people with developmental disabilities should prompt a larger conversation about how this was allowed to happen for so long.

March 11, 2020
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