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Vaccinations Lag For Home Health Workers

Aides who care for people with disabilities in their homes are less likely to have had COVID-19 shots than their counterparts in nursing homes and logistical challenges may be to blame.

April 14, 2021
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CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance For Day Centers Serving Adults With Disabilities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering up new guidance for day centers and the people with disabilities they're serving during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

April 13, 2021

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

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Feds Ramping Up Vaccine Access For People With Disabilities

The Biden administration is putting big bucks behind an effort to get more people with disabilities vaccinated against COVID-19.

April 9, 2021

Kids On Medicaid Seek Easier Access To Out-Of-State Hospitals

Many state Medicaid programs pay out-of-state providers much less than in-state facilities, often making it hard for families with medically complex children to get the care they seek.

April 9, 2021

People With IDD Can Get COVID-19 Vaccination Help From New Website

To combat what experts deem a public health concern, a website is pointing people with developmental disabilities to trusted resources on COVID-19 vaccines and where to find the shots.

April 6, 2021

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Biden Calls For Major Boost To Disability Services

Alongside funding for bridges and roads, President Joe Biden's wide-ranging $2 trillion infrastructure plan includes a massive investment in home- and community-based services.

April 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Designed To Be Sensory Friendly

With luxury boxes repurposed as "quiet spaces" complete with fidget toys and weighted blankets, a visual schedule of events and more, an NFL stadium was transformed into a unique vaccine clinic.

March 30, 2021

People With Disabilities Left Behind In Push To Overcome Pandemic

Millions of Americans with disabilities are being overlooked during the pandemic recovery, stuck at home without therapy or social programs, and struggling to book COVID-19 vaccinations.

March 23, 2021

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Waiting Lists May Be Eliminated For Disability Services Provided By Medicaid

Work is underway on legislation that could fundamentally transform the nation's system of home- and community-based services for people with disabilities.

March 22, 2021
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COVID-19 Cases Plummet Among Those With IDD Who Are Offered Vaccines

New data suggests that COVID-19 infections among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the staff who serve them drop dramatically once they are eligible for vaccines.

March 17, 2021
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For Medically Vulnerable, Vaccine Brings Relief After Search For Access

As vaccine access has expanded for medically vulnerable people, many have expressed hope and relief for a more normal life after what they described as an often frustrating search for shots.

March 16, 2021

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