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People With IDD Are Helping Providers Improve The Vaccination Experience

Now that COVID-19 vaccines are broadly available, providers are turning to self-advocates for ideas about how to make it easier for people with disabilities to get the shots.

May 6, 2021
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Microsoft Takes Aim At The ‘Disability Divide’

Technology-giant Microsoft is promising big steps in the coming years to make its products and workplace even more accessible and inclusive to people with disabilities.

May 5, 2021
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Pandemic Exaggerated Pressures On DSPs, Report Finds

Long plagued by high turnover and low pay, new research suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic further amplified the extraordinary pressures on DSPs who help people with developmental disabilities.

May 4, 2021

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For Spanish-Speaking Families, An Uphill Battle For Special Needs Services

Language issues likely play a big part in fueling what advocates say are significant disparities in disability services for Spanish-speaking families.

May 4, 2021

Fine Doubled For Restaurant Boss Who Enslaved Man With Intellectual Disability

A man who pleaded guilty to enslaving a Black man with intellectual disability at his restaurant for five years has to pay him more than $500,000, a court ruled.

May 4, 2021
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New National Health Care Network To Focus On Autism

A first-of-its-kind network of autism centers is aiming to better address the needs of those with the developmental disability by putting the latest research into practice faster.

May 3, 2021

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How Biden’s Families Plan Impacts People With Disabilities

President Joe Biden's $1.8 trillion American Families Plan would establish a federal paid leave program and boost child care and special education, but the proposal falls short on modernizing SSI.

April 30, 2021

Chefs Share Recipes For Accessibility In The Kitchen

Food and cooking are essential areas where those with disabilities are often overlooked. But with some adjustments, cooking can be accessible to those with physical and intellectual disabilities.

April 30, 2021

Mock Clinic Helps Those With Special Needs Prepare For COVID-19 Vaccine

After a parent shared the story of her son being held down to get his vaccine, a mock clinic was set up to give others with developmental disabilities a trial run before receiving their shots.

April 29, 2021

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Can An App Spot Kids With Autism?

Researchers say they are one step closer to using a smartphone app to identify children with autism.

April 28, 2021
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TSA To Improve Screening For Travelers With Disabilities

The TSA is set to start implementing new staff training and screening procedures to better serve individuals with disabilities as they make their way through airports across the country.

April 27, 2021
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Parents Want Schools To Face Burden Of Proof In IEP Disputes

Since the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the burden of proof in IEP disputes falls on parents, some states have pinned the responsibility to defend their points of view on schools instead.

April 27, 2021

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