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How People With Special Needs Are Coping With The Pandemic

Both children and adults with developmental disabilities are struggling to adapt to the myriad of changes that the coronavirus pandemic has brought to nearly every facet of life.

July 28, 2020

Coronavirus Forcing Occupational Therapy To Go Virtual

Health care providers across the country have turned to telehealth as of late and the experience of an infant with cerebral palsy shows the approach could be beneficial even outside of a pandemic.

July 21, 2020

Interruption Caused By COVID-19 Poses Challenges Beyond Classroom

As schools consider fall reopenings, special education programs are wondering how to make up for lost ground in socially-distanced classrooms where they can no longer use hands-on techniques.

July 17, 2020

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Group Home Residents With Developmental Disabilities More Likely To Die From COVID-19

People with developmental disabilities who live in group homes are significantly more likely than others to contract the coronavirus and die from it, a new study finds.

July 13, 2020

Pandemic Upends The Lives Of People With Disabilities — And Of Their Caregivers

Already facing a shortage of caregivers, the pandemic is further wreaking havoc on the lives of people with disabilities who rely on others in order to work and live independently.

June 18, 2020

People With Developmental Disabilities More Likely To Die From COVID-19

A new study is offering some of the first details about how the coronavirus is impacting people with developmental disabilities and the picture is not pretty.

June 8, 2020

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Hospital No-Visitor Policies Endanger People With Disabilities, Advocates Say

Disability advocates are alarmed that no-visitor policies are forcing people with developmental disabilities — including those who are nonverbal — to go it alone at hospitals across the nation.

May 8, 2020

Against The Odds, Teen With Cerebral Palsy Overcomes COVID-19

After contracting coronavirus from one of her home nurses, a teen who has cerebral palsy, a seizure disorder and chronic lung infections spent 26 days in the hospital but ultimately recovered.

May 8, 2020

Coronavirus Creates New Worries For People Who Depend On In-Home Care

Some people who were living independently have returned to live with family. Others continue to receive in-home services, but the coronavirus has made them and their support workers cautious.

April 28, 2020

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Coronavirus Frays Safety Net For People With Severe Disabilities

With programs closed for the foreseeable future, many families are now forced to care for loved ones with severe disabilities at home without much help, if any at all.

April 8, 2020

For Those With Special Needs, Social Distancing Presents Hurdles

The practice of social distancing can be hard for many with disabilities to understand and it conflicts with decades-long efforts to fully include this population in their communities.

April 3, 2020
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Ed Department: More Students Being Served Under IDEA

The number of American schoolchildren receiving special education services is on the rise and they're increasingly being served in mainstream classrooms at least part of the day.

February 24, 2020

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