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CBS Pledges To Make Casting More Inclusive

In a first, a major network is committing to audition actors with disabilities, paving the way for a more inclusive slate of characters on television.

June 24, 2019

Trump Administration Accused Of ‘Falling Short’ On Disability Hiring

Members of Congress are accusing the Trump administration of hiring too few workers with disabilities and disproportionately firing those with special needs employed at federal agencies.

June 21, 2019
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Kohl’s Rolls Out Clothing For Kids With Special Needs

Kohl's is introducing sensory-friendly and adaptive clothing for kids, becoming the latest retailer to offer up apparel designed to meet the needs of people with various disabilities.

June 17, 2019

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Lawmakers Look To Jump-Start Employment For Transition-Age Youth

With a bipartisan proposal, members of Congress are pushing a new plan to increase competitive, integrated employment for young people with developmental disabilities.

June 12, 2019

With Muppet On The Spectrum, ‘Sesame Street’ Makes Impact

Nearly four years after "Sesame Street" introduced a muppet with autism, new research suggests that the show's materials focused on the developmental disorder are making a difference.

June 10, 2019
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Movie Starring Actor With Down Syndrome Coming To Theaters

A feature film headed to theaters later this summer stars an actor with Down syndrome alongside a pair of Hollywood A-listers and it's backed by some big names in the disability community.

June 7, 2019

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Amazon Removes More Books Peddling Autism ‘Cures’

For the second time this year, online retail giant Amazon says it has pulled multiple books from its site that claim to offer cures for autism and other conditions.

May 29, 2019
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Google Glass May Help Improve Social Skills In Kids With ASD

Researchers say they have more evidence that an at-home intervention using Google Glass boosts socialization and learning in kids with autism.

May 28, 2019
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Corporate America Urged To Increase Disability Hiring

A group of major investors with over $1 trillion in assets is looking to use its clout to pressure companies into hiring more people with disabilities.

May 24, 2019

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Actress With Autism Starring In New TV Show

A new comedy is headed to television featuring a teen with autism who's played by an actress on the spectrum.

May 17, 2019
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Study Finds ‘Huge Gaps’ In Support For Job Seekers With Autism

Many people with autism are not getting the assistance they're entitled to from a government program that's supposed to help individuals with disabilities land jobs.

May 13, 2019
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Google Unveils New Accessibility Initiatives

Tech giant Google says it is working on multiple projects designed to improve day-to-day life for people with various disabilities.

May 9, 2019

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