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CDC Says 1 In 44 Kids Have Autism

Autism rates are increasing yet again, according to new data from the CDC which finds for the first time that more than 2% of American children have the developmental disability.

December 2, 2021
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Study: Families Of Children With Special Needs See $18K In Lost Income Annually

A significant number of caregivers of children with special needs reduce their work hours or leave jobs altogether costing their families an average of $18,000 per year, researchers say.

October 28, 2021

Vaccine Mandate Could Displace Group Home Residents With Disabilities

A state COVID-19 vaccine requirement could force a nonprofit group home operator to kick out residents with intellectual disabilities because there won't be enough staff to care for them.

October 19, 2021

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Intellectual Disability Won’t Stop Couple From Marrying

While marriage is still rare among people with intellectual disabilities, it is becoming more common.

October 19, 2021

She Has Down Syndrome, Then Got COVID-19. Could Amanda Hall Learn To Walk Again?

Cindy and Walt Hall are used to fighting for their daughter. Their toughest battle came when she caught the coronavirus.

October 5, 2021
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No Labor Shortage At Cafe Staffed By Workers With Intellectual Disabilities

One restaurant has avoided the labor shortage plaguing the rest of the industry. Staffed almost entirely by people with intellectual disabilities, the eatery is flush with prospective employees.

October 1, 2021

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Study: Among Vaccinated, Those With Down Syndrome Face Highest Risk From COVID-19

People with Down syndrome are the most likely of all vaccinated adults to die from COVID-19, new research suggests.

September 24, 2021

Growing Up Is Hard, Especially For Young People With Disabilities

Young adults with disabilities say the transition to adulthood is filled with extra challenges and schools, disability providers and health officials need to better prepare families.

August 26, 2021

Families Struggle With State Agencies To Get Home-Based Care

A federal lawsuit alleges that one state is violating the ADA and Medicaid Act by paying less for in-home care for people with intellectual disabilities compared to those with other disabilities.

August 17, 2021

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New TV Series Spotlights Entrepreneurs With Disabilities

The production company behind reality shows like "Keeping up with the Kardashians" and "Born This Way" is set to debut a new series following four entrepreneurs with various disabilities.

August 16, 2021
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New Standards Finalized For Postsecondary Programs

For the first time, accreditation standards are in place that are intended to be used as a baseline to assess the hundreds of postsecondary programs across the nation serving students with IDD.

August 10, 2021

After Decades Apart, Woman Connects With Secretly Institutionalized Sister

Until she was 13, Katherine Hamann did not know she had a sister. It took her 13 more years before the two met. Today, she works as both guardian and advocate for others with disabilities.

August 9, 2021

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