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Medicaid Expanding Offerings For Kids With Severe Needs

Federal Medicaid officials are issuing new guidance aimed at making it easier for children with complex medical conditions like severe autism and cerebral palsy to access the care they need.

August 8, 2022
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Beyoncé Changing Lyrics Over Disability Concerns

Little more than a month after Lizzo agreed to change her song lyrics after facing backlash from people with disabilities, another major star says she will do the same.

August 2, 2022
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New Push Underway To Train Doctors, Dentists On Developmental Disabilities

Groups representing the nation's doctors and dentists are committing to better prepare students in their fields to treat those with IDD in a move that could lead to major improvements in care.

July 29, 2022

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On ADA Anniversary, Republican Lawmakers Mock Disability Accommodation

An effort by Vice President Kamala Harris to be accommodating toward people with disabilities is sparking backlash from Republicans.

July 28, 2022
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Pottery Barn Launches Accessible Furniture Line

One of the country's biggest names in furniture is introducing a new selection of chairs, tables, bathroom vanities and more, all specially designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

July 28, 2022
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Group Home Providers Struggle With Surging Inflation

Soaring food and gas prices are forcing some nonprofits serving people with disabilities to cut back on activities and limit much-needed wage increases for staff.

July 27, 2022

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PBS Documentary Explores Shortcomings Of Disability Support System

What happens when a family is left to care for an adult who is deaf, blind and has autism without support? That's the focus of a new documentary that's set to premiere on national television.

July 26, 2022
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School, Staffers Indicted In Restraint Death Of 13-Year-Old With Autism

A now-shuttered school and three former employees have been indicted in the 2018 death of a 13-year-old with autism who was held in a face-down restraint for nearly two hours, authorities said.

July 26, 2022
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Parents Become Drug Developers To Save Their Children’s Lives

Families affected by ultra-rare diseases are starting their own companies to speed the development of treatments for their kids, venturing into territory that traditional drugmakers deem too risky.

July 26, 2022

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Federal Disability Employment Program Bans Subminimum Wage

A major federal program that facilitates jobs for people with disabilities working on government contracts will soon no longer allow them to be paid less than minimum wage.

July 25, 2022
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Six Flags Expanding Disability Offerings

After enhancing services for visitors with autism, Six Flags is now taking steps to ensure its parks are more welcoming for people with other types of disabilities too.

July 22, 2022
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Justice Department Sues Cubs For ADA Violations

A $1 billion renovation to one of the most famous venues in baseball failed to make the stadium "appropriately accessible" to people with disabilities, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

July 22, 2022

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