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Pediatricians Get New Guidance On Cerebral Palsy

A pair of major health organizations are issuing new guidance to doctors about how to identify children with cerebral palsy and appropriately treat the condition.

November 28, 2022
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Behavior Analysis Group Votes To Oppose Electric Shock Treatment

After years of tacitly endorsing the only facility in the country known to use electric shocks to address behavior in those with disabilities, a major ABA organization is coming out against the practice.

November 18, 2022
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Ed Department Wants Expedited Evaluations For Students With Disabilities Who Move

Citing concerns from stakeholders, federal education officials are telling schools to do more to help students with disabilities who move from one district to another.

November 14, 2022

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Congress Faces Pressure To Raise SSI Asset Limits

Hopes are running high that Congress could act to update asset limits for Supplemental Security Income recipients for the first time in more than 30 years.

November 11, 2022
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Supreme Court To Hear Case That Could Have Major Consequences For People With Disabilities

Despite strong pushback from disability advocates, a case that could severely restrict the rights of those who rely on Medicaid and other government programs is set to go before the U.S. Supreme Court.

November 7, 2022
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Feds Raise Red Flags About Delayed Special Ed Evaluations, Other IDEA Violations

New guidance warns that children suspected of having disabilities are waiting too long for evaluations and special education services are not being fully implemented for some young kids.

November 3, 2022

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Half Of Autism Moms Show Signs Of Depression

Roughly half of mothers of children with autism have high levels of depressive symptoms, new research finds, a rate that's significantly greater than for mothers of typically developing children.

November 1, 2022
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Supreme Court To Weigh In On Special Ed Disputes

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in a case centering on how families and schools go about resolving disputes over services for students with disabilities.

October 27, 2022
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Doctors Open Up About Turning Away Patients With Disabilities

Physicians are using excuses to intentionally dissuade people with disabilities from their practices, researchers say in a new study exposing how pervasive discrimination against this population is.

October 24, 2022

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Disability Service Provider Crisis Worsening, Survey Finds

Disability service providers across the nation are overwhelmingly turning away new referrals, shutting down programs and services and struggling to maintain standards and there's no relief in sight.

October 21, 2022
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Ed Department Warns States Not To Waive Requirements For Special Education Teachers

Federal officials are telling states not to lower expectations for teacher qualifications even as schools struggle to fill openings in special education.

October 17, 2022
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SSI, Social Security Benefits Will See Biggest Rise In More Than 40 Years

Monthly payments to people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income and other Social Security benefits will increase next year by the highest amount since 1981.

October 13, 2022

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