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Disability Discrimination In Health Care Under Scrutiny

Federal officials are weighing a rewrite of regulations designed to ensure that people with disabilities do not face discrimination from medical providers amid concerns about unequal access.

January 19, 2021
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Autism Families Report Major Impacts From Pandemic

A new survey finds that the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted autism symptoms to worsen and "significant, ongoing disruptions to therapies" for those on the spectrum.

January 15, 2021
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Cats May Improve Social Skills In Kids With Autism

Adopting a cat can make a big difference for kids with autism, new research suggests.

January 12, 2021

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Newborn Screening May Contain Autism Clues

A simple, routine test may be able to detect autism in newborn children, researchers say.

January 8, 2021
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Amazon Billionaire Gives ‘Transformational’ Gifts To Disability Nonprofits

Multiple nonprofits serving people with disabilities are receiving an unprecedented and unexpected influx of cash from the billionaire ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

January 4, 2021

Kids With Autism See IQs Rise With Age, Study Finds

IQ is generally expected to remain stable over time, but new research suggests that the measure increases significantly for those with autism during adolescence and early adulthood.

December 18, 2020

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Zappos Doubles Shoe Program For People With Disabilities

Zappos is expanding a first-of-its-kind program designed to make it easier for people with special needs to buy shoes.

December 15, 2020
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Justice Department Settlement Forces Amtrak To Fix ADA Violations

Amtrak will make big changes at over 100 train stations across the country to ensure that 30 years after the passage of the ADA, people with disabilities can finally access its rail network.

December 10, 2020
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Millions Awarded To Expand Access To Disability Housing

With two new initiatives, federal officials are awarding millions of dollars to help improve housing options for people with disabilities.

December 8, 2020

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Pandemic Helpline Launches For People With IDD, Caregivers

As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, a new 24-hour support line is working to help individuals with developmental disabilities and those who care for them cope during this tough time.

December 3, 2020
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Schools Have Struggled To Fulfill IEPs Amid Pandemic, Government Report Finds

Government investigators are offering up some of the first details about how schools fared in addressing the needs of students with disabilities when they shuttered at the start of the pandemic.

November 30, 2020
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Disability-Related Hate Crimes Down, FBI Says

As hate crimes rose across the U.S. to a level that hasn't been seen in over a decade, fewer of them targeted people with disabilities.

November 18, 2020

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