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Biden Urged To Back Broad Changes To SSI

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Sent Home Early: Lost Learning In Special Education

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Jimmy Kimmel To Host Celebrity-Filled Autism Benefit

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Ed Department Says More Students With Disabilities Graduating

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Health & Behavior

Biden Seeks $400 Billion To Buttress Long-Term Care. A Look At What’s At Stake.

There's widespread agreement that it's important to help people with disabilities remain independent, but it's unclear if the nation is prepared to do what's necessary to make that possible.

April 20, 2021

Living

Missing Persons With Special Needs Pose Challenge For First Responders

Police train for all kinds of missing persons cases. But what happens when the missing person has special needs and may be unable to communicate with authorities?

April 20, 2021

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Money

New Push Underway To Eliminate Subminimum Wage

Government investigators say that a lack of resources is one of the main reasons people with disabilities continue to work for less than minimum wage. Now, some lawmakers want to change that.

April 16, 2021
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Autism

Temple Grandin Champions ‘Different Kinds Of Minds’ On PBS

A cartoon version of autism self-advocate Temple Grandin gets a visit from the kids on "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum" on PBS KIDS.

April 16, 2021

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Living

Marijuana-Themed License Plates To Benefit Disability Community

In an effort to better support people with disabilities, one state is offering motorists the chance to emblazon their cars with phrases like "BONG," "GANJA," "HASH" and "HEMP."

April 15, 2021
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Health & Behavior

Vaccinations Lag For Home Health Workers

Aides who care for people with disabilities in their homes are less likely to have had COVID-19 shots than their counterparts in nursing homes and logistical challenges may be to blame.

April 14, 2021

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Health & Behavior

CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance For Day Centers Serving Adults With Disabilities


Autism

Online Program Addresses Autism In Spanish For Hispanic Families

Cultural barriers, limited English, economic status and stigma can prevent Latino parents from knowing how to act early and find help for their kids. A new program is looking to change that.

April 13, 2021

Politics & Law

#FreeBritney Movement Prompts Lawmakers To Consider Changing Conservatorship Rules

A spotlight on Britney Spears' conservatorship has led lawmakers in one state to consider changes, but some say focusing on the pop star could overlook the needs of those with disabilities.

April 13, 2021

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Politics & Law

Biden Budget Includes ‘First Step Toward Fully Funding IDEA’

President Joe Biden is calling for the federal government to make sizable investments in special ed and support other programs benefiting people with disabilities in his first budget proposal.

April 12, 2021
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Health & Behavior

Feds Ramping Up Vaccine Access For People With Disabilities

The Biden administration is putting big bucks behind an effort to get more people with disabilities vaccinated against COVID-19.

April 9, 2021

Health & Behavior

Kids On Medicaid Seek Easier Access To Out-Of-State Hospitals

Many state Medicaid programs pay out-of-state providers much less than in-state facilities, often making it hard for families with medically complex children to get the care they seek.

April 9, 2021

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Politics & Law

Family Says Deputies Were Warned Of Man’s Autism Before Shooting


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Living

Trader Joe’s Eyes Improved Shopping Experience For Those With Special Needs

Trader Joe's is looking to make it easier for people with autism and intellectual disabilities to shop in its grocery stores.

April 7, 2021
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Autism

Amid Pandemic, ‘Sesame Street’ Aims To Help Children With Autism Adapt

"Sesame Street" is turning its attention to helping kids with autism cope with change, something that has become all too familiar during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

April 6, 2021

Health & Behavior

People With IDD Can Get COVID-19 Vaccination Help From New Website

To combat what experts deem a public health concern, a website is pointing people with developmental disabilities to trusted resources on COVID-19 vaccines and where to find the shots.

April 6, 2021
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