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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
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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

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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

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

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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

CDC Finds Developmental Disabilities More Common In Rural Areas

Children living in certain areas are more likely to have developmental disabilities, according to a new CDC report, and where a child lives significantly impacts how much help they receive.

February 21, 2020

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As Caregivers Age, People With Disabilities See Few Housing Options

A national study finds housing choices are limited for people with developmental disabilities who often get little say about where they might live when they leave home.

February 10, 2020

Craft Brew Pub Thrives, Thanks To A Secret Ingredient: Workers With Disabilities

At Brewability, a craft beer pub run almost entirely by people with disabilities, the bartenders have autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other conditions.

January 28, 2020

Couples With Disabilities Navigate Red Tape On Way To Altar

Marriage often means sacrificing much needed government benefits for people with developmental disabilities, but a proposed law could change that.

January 21, 2020

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