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End Of Roe A Health Risk For Those With Disabilities, Advocates Warn

People with disabilities have a higher rate of unplanned pregnancies and less access to reproductive health care, experts say. They also face higher risks of serious pregnancy complications.

August 10, 2022
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Experts Fear For Safety Of Those Who Went Missing From Special Olympics USA Games

More than a week after delegates of the unified Haitian Special Olympics soccer team went missing, experts say concerns about their safety will only grow the longer the investigation drags on.

June 20, 2022

Another Goes Missing From Special Olympics USA Games

Another person with ties to the Haitian delegation to the Special Olympics has been reported missing, according to authorities, bringing the number of disappearances to seven.

June 14, 2022

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Authorities Search For 6 Missing From Special Olympics USA Games

They turned in their room keys and left their personal belongings. Why five Haitian soccer players and their coach vanished while participating in the 2022 Special Olympics remains a mystery.

June 10, 2022
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How Families Are Advocating For Children With Disabilities In Foster Care

Many families foster and adopt children with special health care needs despite challenges they often encounter, such as receiving insufficient medical supplies and incomplete health histories.

April 21, 2022

Students Find Common Ground Through Unified Sports

Teams comprised of students with and without intellectual disabilities are building friendships and enhancing the high school experience.

April 5, 2022

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DSM Update Tweaks Criteria For Autism, Intellectual Disability

A new version of the DSM released this month includes changes to the definitions of both autism and intellectual disability that experts say will further clarify the diagnoses.

March 24, 2022

This School Helps Students With IDD Transition To Adulthood

At a tuition-free charter school, students with intellectual disabilities and autism are learning skills and gaining work experience as they strive toward goals tailored to their abilities.

March 22, 2022
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Biden Names Picks To Serve On Disability Committee

President Joe Biden is tapping a group of self-advocates, family members and professionals from across the country to advise him on the needs of people with intellectual disabilities.

March 15, 2022

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Special Olympics Calls Off World Winter Games In Russia

Special Olympics is canceling its upcoming World Winter Games as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

March 8, 2022
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Private Equity Takes Aim At Disability Services

Private equity firms are increasingly investing in services for young people with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities with potentially troubling consequences, a new report warns.

March 4, 2022

CDC Adds IDD To List Of Conditions At Increased Risk From COVID-19

Nearly two years into the pandemic, the CDC is for the first time acknowledging that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have an elevated risk of severe disease from COVID-19.

March 3, 2022

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