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Trump Taps New Special Education Chief

The nation may soon be getting a new top special education official.

November 16, 2017
CVS

CVS Opening Mock Stores To Train People With Disabilities

CVS is ramping up its efforts to hire people with disabilities with a slew of new mock stores designed to help train this traditionally-underemployed demographic.

November 13, 2017
Micah Fowler as JJ DiMeo on "Speechless"

TV Including More Characters With Disabilities

The number of characters with disabilities on prime-time television is at a record high, a new report finds, though the representations remain far short of reflecting real life.

November 9, 2017

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Jordan Allison, who has autism, works at Hart Schaffner Marx.

Survey Reveals Gaps In Supporting Employees With Disabilities

Many employers are taking steps to include people with disabilities, but a new national survey finds that businesses often don't take full advantage of successful strategies.

November 7, 2017
Polling place

Most Polling Places Inaccessible During 2016 Election, Report Finds

Less than 20 percent of polling places were fully accessible during the 2016 election, according to a new government report that urges the Justice Department to step in.

November 2, 2017
CDC sign

CDC Turns To Tech To Flag Developmental Delays

Federal officials are introducing a new app aimed at helping parents determine if their kids may be at risk for developmental issues.

October 30, 2017

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Jon Stewart appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to promote his HBO special

Autism Benefit To Air On HBO

Some of the biggest names in comedy are coming together for a nationally-televised event, all to raise money for schools, programs and services for those on the spectrum.

October 27, 2017
Bridget Everett as Karen Best in "Love You More"

Amazon To Pilot Comedy Featuring Actors With Down Syndrome

Amazon is introducing a new half-hour comedy from the creator of "Sex and the City" that features a slew of actors with Down syndrome.

October 24, 2017
Target store

Target, Tommy Hilfiger Expand Adaptive Clothing Lines

Two major retailers are significantly expanding their offerings designed to accommodate the unique needs of people with disabilities and there's something for individuals of all ages.

October 19, 2017

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"Night to Shine"

Hundreds Of Proms In The Works For Those With Special Needs

Planning is underway for hundreds of proms specifically for people with disabilities that are set to take place around the world on a single day.

October 17, 2017
Children with autism participate in an applied behavior analysis session

Autism Insurance Mandates Boost Access To Care, Study Says

Kids with autism who live in states that require insurers to cover treatment for the developmental disorder are receiving significantly more services, researchers say.

October 12, 2017

Cities Ranked On Disability Friendliness

Factoring everything from affordability to accessibility and quality of life, a new ranking is grading the nation's cities on how desirable they are to people with disabilities.

October 10, 2017

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