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Netflix Brings Back Autism Dating Show

A documentary series following young people with autism as they experience the world of dating is set to return.

September 15, 2021
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EEOC Suit: McDonald’s Worker Fired Because Of His Autism

The EEOC is accusing the operator of numerous McDonald's locations of disability discrimination over the firing of an employee with autism after 37 years on the job.

September 14, 2021
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FBI Sees Drop In Disability-Related Hate Crimes

While the number of reported hate crimes rose significantly, those targeting people with disabilities are on the decline, according to new data from the FBI.

September 8, 2021

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TV

Nielsen Finds Disabilities Largely Missing From TV Ads

Just 1% of television advertising includes people with disabilities, new research indicates, even though this demographic accounts for more than a quarter of the population.

September 7, 2021
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Steve Madden Rethinks Shoes For Kids With Special Needs

Yet another big name in shoes is offering up styles tailored specifically for children with special needs.

August 27, 2021
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Global Movement Aims To Improve Lives Of People With Disabilities

An ambitious campaign involving groups ranging from the Paralympics to the United Nations is kicking off with a goal of ending discrimination and promoting inclusion of people with disabilities.

August 23, 2021

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Actress Kayla Cromer

TV Comedy Starring Actress With Autism Canceled

A first-of-its-kind television show starring an actress with autism has come to an end.

August 19, 2021
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New TV Series Spotlights Entrepreneurs With Disabilities

The production company behind reality shows like "Keeping up with the Kardashians" and "Born This Way" is set to debut a new series following four entrepreneurs with various disabilities.

August 16, 2021
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Autism Risk Significantly Higher For Kids Born Premature, Study Finds

A study looking at four decades of data on millions of children is showing just how much the timing of a child's birth influences their risk of developing autism.

August 11, 2021

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Google headquarters

Google Launches Program To Hire More People With Autism

Google is teaming up with Stanford University in an effort to make its workforce more neurodiverse.

August 9, 2021
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Millions Headed To States For Respite Care

Federal officials are sending millions of dollars to states to strengthen respite care services for families of those with disabilities and other special needs.

July 29, 2021
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ACT Will Honor IEP, 504 Plan Accommodations

A major standardized test maker is taking steps to make it easier for students with disabilities to access accommodations.

July 26, 2021

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