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Feds Launch Hotline To Help People With Disabilities Access COVID-19 Vaccines

A new push is underway to help more people with disabilities get vaccinated against COVID-19.

June 14, 2021
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Ed Department Wants Feedback On Discipline Of Students With Disabilities

Students with disabilities often face more disciplinary action at school than other kids and federal officials say they're looking for ideas about how to put an end to the disparity.

June 10, 2021
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State Will Pay $100K, Modify Disability Services Under Agreement With Feds

After state restrictions left a man with intellectual disabilities at serious risk of having to move to a congregate setting in order to access the services he needs, federal officials stepped in.

June 8, 2021

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Justice Department Cracks Down On Shortened School Days

Students with disabilities in one district will no longer be restricted to shortened school days under an agreement reached with the U.S. Department of Justice.

June 4, 2021
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Apple Launching New Accessibility Features For Those With Disabilities

Apple is set to roll out a host of updates to make its devices even more user-friendly for people with disabilities.

May 24, 2021
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500 CEOs Commit To Prioritizing Disability Inclusion

The chief executives of Apple, Google, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Sony and hundreds of other international organizations are committing to advance disability inclusion.

May 19, 2021

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Study Suggests Most Kids With Autism Make Gains Over Time

The vast majority of youngsters with autism may be "doing well" in at least some aspect of their lives by the time they reach mid-childhood, researchers say.

May 18, 2021
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Drug Shows Promise For Fragile X

New research suggests that medication could bring about significant improvements in cognitive function and language in adults with fragile X syndrome, the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability.

May 14, 2021
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Elon Musk Says He Has Asperger’s

The billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX says he's on the autism spectrum.

May 10, 2021

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Microsoft Takes Aim At The ‘Disability Divide’

Technology-giant Microsoft is promising big steps in the coming years to make its products and workplace even more accessible and inclusive to people with disabilities.

May 5, 2021
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Pandemic Exaggerated Pressures On DSPs, Report Finds

Long plagued by high turnover and low pay, new research suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic further amplified the extraordinary pressures on DSPs who help people with developmental disabilities.

May 4, 2021
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Can An App Spot Kids With Autism?

Researchers say they are one step closer to using a smartphone app to identify children with autism.

April 28, 2021

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