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Group Home Residents With Developmental Disabilities More Likely To Die From COVID-19

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Trump Administration Weighs In On Disability Services Amid COVID-19

Autism

Netflix To Debut Autism Dating Show

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Ban On Group Home Visits Is Hurting Residents, Critics Say

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Health & Behavior

Protections Affirmed For Patients With Disabilities During Pandemic

Federal civil rights officials are further asserting that people with disabilities should receive medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic that's free of discrimination and stereotypes.

July 9, 2020
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Living

Face Mask Exempt Cards Citing ADA Are Fake, Justice Department Says

Federal officials have issued multiple warnings about cards and flyers circulating online that falsely claim to exempt people with disabilities from wearing face masks.

July 7, 2020

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Politics & Law

Judge Sides With Disney Over Disability Access At Theme Parks

In the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging that changes to Disney's disability access policy are discriminatory, a federal judge has ruled in favor of the company.

July 7, 2020

Health & Behavior

Man’s Coronavirus Death Raising Questions About Care For People With Disabilities

Disability rights advocates said they have concerns that a man with disabilities died because a hospital did not value his life as much as an able-bodied person's.

July 7, 2020

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Education

Majority Of States Failing To Meet Obligations Under IDEA

Less than half of states are doing what they should to serve students with disabilities in compliance with federal special education law, the U.S. Department of Education says.

July 6, 2020
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Politics & Law

Senate Urged To Pass COVID-19 Relief For Those With I/DD

As coronavirus cases across the nation rise again, advocates say federal efforts to address the unique needs of people with disabilities during the pandemic are needed as much as ever.

June 26, 2020

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Disability Service Providers On Brink Of Collapse


Health & Behavior

Early Intervention Experts Worry The Pandemic Has Hurt Kids With Special Needs

Referrals to early intervention services have plummeted as the COVID-19 pandemic has kept children from day care and other places where concerns about developmental delays often emerge.

June 25, 2020
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Living

Lyft Settles Disability Discrimination Claims With Justice Department

Lyft is agreeing to change its ways after being accused of denying rides to people with disabilities in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

June 24, 2020

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Education

Ed Department Issues New Guidance On Special Education During Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Education is offering up details about how states and schools can address special education disputes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 23, 2020

Health & Behavior

Disability Advocates File Complaint Over Barriers To COVID-19 Testing

A number of organizations have filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services alleging that many people with disabilities can't get tested for COVID-19.

June 23, 2020

Education

School Cites Legal Reasons For Omitting Students With Special Needs From Yearbook

After taking heat on social media when students in a transition program were left out of a high school yearbook, school officials are blaming privacy laws.

June 23, 2020

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Autism

Autism Severity Can Evolve Markedly During Childhood


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Education

Schools Continue To Win Most Special Ed Disputes

Three years after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on the rights of students with disabilities, a new analysis suggests the ruling hasn't changed things much.

June 19, 2020

Down Syndrome

Couple Stole Up To $160,000 From Down Syndrome Group, Police Say

A couple allegedly used their leadership roles at a local Down syndrome group to steal as much as $160,000 to purchase airline tickets, gift cards, jewelry and remodel their home.

June 19, 2020

Health & Behavior

Pandemic Upends The Lives Of People With Disabilities — And Of Their Caregivers

Already facing a shortage of caregivers, the pandemic is further wreaking havoc on the lives of people with disabilities who rely on others in order to work and live independently.

June 18, 2020
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