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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

For Spanish-Speaking Families, An Uphill Battle For Special Needs Services

Language issues likely play a big part in fueling what advocates say are significant disparities in disability services for Spanish-speaking families.

May 4, 2021
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New National Health Care Network To Focus On Autism

A first-of-its-kind network of autism centers is aiming to better address the needs of those with the developmental disability by putting the latest research into practice faster.

May 3, 2021

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Mock Clinic Helps Those With Special Needs Prepare For COVID-19 Vaccine

After a parent shared the story of her son being held down to get his vaccine, a mock clinic was set up to give others with developmental disabilities a trial run before receiving their shots.

April 29, 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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Government Ignoring Recommendations On Autism Funding, Study Finds

A panel of federal officials, advocates and other stakeholders is supposed to set the government's autism priorities, but new research suggests that's not what's happening.

April 26, 2021

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Jimmy Kimmel To Host Celebrity-Filled Autism Benefit

Talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel is teaming up with a popular YouTube creator and big names like Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Maya Rudolph for an interactive online event to support autism services.

April 20, 2021

Missing Persons With Special Needs Pose Challenge For First Responders

Police train for all kinds of missing persons cases. But what happens when the missing person has special needs and may be unable to communicate with authorities?

April 20, 2021
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Temple Grandin Champions ‘Different Kinds Of Minds’ On PBS

A cartoon version of autism self-advocate Temple Grandin gets a visit from the kids on "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum" on PBS KIDS.

April 16, 2021

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Online Program Addresses Autism In Spanish For Hispanic Families

Cultural barriers, limited English, economic status and stigma can prevent Latino parents from knowing how to act early and find help for their kids. A new program is looking to change that.

April 13, 2021

Family Says Deputies Were Warned Of Man’s Autism Before Shooting

When police responded to a mental health crisis they were allegedly told the 25-year-old had autism. But minutes later a deputy shot the man, causing injuries that could leave him paralyzed.

April 8, 2021
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Trader Joe’s Eyes Improved Shopping Experience For Those With Special Needs

Trader Joe's is looking to make it easier for people with autism and intellectual disabilities to shop in its grocery stores.

April 7, 2021

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