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Voc Rehab Agencies Told To Beef Up Their Offerings

The U.S. Department of Education is warning state vocational rehabilitation agencies that they need to provide more than minimal services to help people with disabilities gain employment.

December 4, 2023
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Feature Film About Accessible Theme Park Gets Green Light

The story behind a one-of-a-kind theme park that's fully accessible to people with disabilities is set to get the Hollywood treatment.

December 1, 2023
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At Malls Nationwide, Santa Goes Sensory-Friendly

As the holiday season gears up, shopping centers from coast to coast will host special events designed to give kids with disabilities a chance to meet Santa Claus without all the usual frenzy.

November 28, 2023

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PBS Kids Creating New Series About Characters With Autism

The network is developing its first-ever series featuring a lead character on the autism spectrum and his neurodiverse friends.

November 17, 2023
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Report Finds Disabilities ‘Severely Underrepresented’ On TV

Despite playing significant roles in some of the most popular shows, people with disabilities remain nonexistent in most television series.

November 14, 2023
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Walmart Makes Sensory-Friendly Hours Permanent

After a successful trial period, the nation's largest retailer says it will offer sensory-friendly hours each day at every one of its stores across the country.

November 8, 2023

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Google Rolls Out Accessibility Enhancements

With a slew of updates, Google is looking to make it easier for people with disabilities to interact with the world around them.

November 7, 2023
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Ranking Names Most Disability-Friendly Cities

A new analysis is comparing everything from cost of living to health care and the effectiveness of state Medicaid programs to determine the best places for people with disabilities to live.

November 3, 2023
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Feds Earmark $212 Million To Improve Disability Housing

Federal officials are putting up millions of dollars to expand the supply of housing available to people with disabilities and to help them afford rent.

October 31, 2023

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Theme Park For Those With Disabilities Plans Multi-Million Dollar Expansion

A one-of-a-kind theme park built to be fully accessible to those with disabilities is set to undergo its largest expansion yet with the addition of new rides and other attractions.

October 25, 2023
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Limited Autism Services May Drive Increase In Intellectual Disability Diagnoses

A surprisingly high number of kids with autism are later diagnosed with intellectual disability, researchers say, and they suspect the trend is rooted in an effort to retain services into adulthood.

October 24, 2023
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Schools Nationwide Report Shortage Of Special Educators

New data shows that schools across the country continue to be plagued by a shortage of teachers trained to work with students who have disabilities.

October 20, 2023

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