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Airbnb Rolls Out New Features For Those With Disabilities

Following accusations of discrimination against travelers with disabilities, Airbnb said it is implementing changes aimed at making its platform friendlier to those with various needs.

March 20, 2018

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Family Sues After Boy Scouts Strip Badges From Son With Down Syndrome

A Utah man is suing the Boy Scouts of America after the organization voided every merit badge his son — who has Down syndrome — earned, blocking the teen's path to becoming an Eagle Scout.

March 20, 2018

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Politics & Law

Race Is On To Renew Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions

Disability advocates are scrambling to get funding renewed for a federal program that's helped thousands with developmental disabilities leave institutions but is now on the brink of collapse.

March 20, 2018
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Study Testing First Medication To Treat Autism

A drug being tested in a nationwide clinical trial could become the first to increase the ability of those with autism to connect socially and overcome other symptoms of the disorder.

March 19, 2018

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Google Now Includes Accessible Routes

With a new Google Maps feature, the technology giant is looking to make it easier for people with disabilities to get around.

March 16, 2018
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Autism Symptoms Rarely Isolated, CDC Researchers Say

Nearly all children with autism are dealing with at least one other condition — and often several — ranging from anxiety to ADHD, sleep, behavioral and GI issues, a new study suggests.

March 16, 2018

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Politics & Law

Concerns Raised As Disability Panels Fail To Meet Under Trump

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How Medicaid Became A Go-To Funder For Schools

Begun as a health care safety net for children and low-income families, Medicaid increasingly underwrites a range of school services including many benefiting students with disabilities.

March 14, 2018


Autism Insurance Mandates Trigger Influx Of Service Providers

States that pass laws requiring health insurers to cover ABA therapy for kids with autism are seeing spikes in service providers entering the market, advocates say.

March 13, 2018


Bed And Breakfast Will Operate As Working Group Home

Adults with developmental disabilities will live in and operate a bed and breakfast that's expected to open for business in late spring or early summer.

March 13, 2018

Politics & Law

Disability Activists Urge FDA To Ban Shock Devices

Dozens of people with disabilities have been camped out for days outside the FDA commissioner's home to pressure the agency to ban electric shock devices used on those with special needs.

March 13, 2018


Health & Behavior

Medical Schools Adding Focus On Developmental Disabilities

An innovative new program is aiming to ensure that the next generation of doctors is far more prepared to treat the needs of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

March 12, 2018

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Special Educator’s Use Of Facilitated Communication Lands Dad In Jail

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Intellectual Disability

United Airlines To Train Employees On Intellectual Disabilities

A major U.S. airline is taking steps to improve travel for people with intellectual disabilities while also eyeing other ways to beef up inclusion.

March 9, 2018
The Good Doctor


Autism Drama ‘The Good Doctor’ Awarded New Season

With sky-high ratings, network executives are green-lighting a second season for a prime-time drama centering on a physician on the spectrum.

March 8, 2018
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Politics & Law

Marijuana Complicates Guardianship For Teen With Severe Autism

As a last-ditch effort, one family turned to marijuana to stem the self-injurious behaviors of their daughter with autism. The drug worked, but complicated their quest for guardianship.

March 7, 2018
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