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Group Home Residents With Developmental Disabilities More Likely To Die From COVID-19

People with developmental disabilities who live in group homes are significantly more likely than others to contract the coronavirus and die from it, a new study finds.

July 13, 2020
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Trump Administration Weighs In On Disability Services Amid COVID-19

New guidance continues to flow from the federal government advising states on Medicaid and special education services in light of the pandemic.

July 10, 2020

Ban On Group Home Visits Is Hurting Residents, Critics Say

Months into the pandemic, some are pushing back against one-size-fits-all bans on family visits for group home residents with developmental disabilities.

July 10, 2020

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Protections Affirmed For Patients With Disabilities During Pandemic

Federal civil rights officials are further asserting that people with disabilities should receive medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic that's free of discrimination and stereotypes.

July 9, 2020
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Netflix To Debut Autism Dating Show

A new documentary series is taking an intimate look at the experiences of people with autism in the dating world.

July 8, 2020
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Face Mask Exempt Cards Citing ADA Are Fake, Justice Department Says

Federal officials have issued multiple warnings about cards and flyers circulating online that falsely claim to exempt people with disabilities from wearing face masks.

July 7, 2020

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Judge Sides With Disney Over Disability Access At Theme Parks

In the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging that changes to Disney's disability access policy are discriminatory, a federal judge has ruled in favor of the company.

July 7, 2020

Man’s Coronavirus Death Raising Questions About Care For People With Disabilities

Disability rights advocates said they have concerns that a man with disabilities died because a hospital did not value his life as much as an able-bodied person's.

July 7, 2020
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Majority Of States Failing To Meet Obligations Under IDEA

Less than half of states are doing what they should to serve students with disabilities in compliance with federal special education law, the U.S. Department of Education says.

July 6, 2020

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Senate Urged To Pass COVID-19 Relief For Those With I/DD

As coronavirus cases across the nation rise again, advocates say federal efforts to address the unique needs of people with disabilities during the pandemic are needed as much as ever.

June 26, 2020

Disability Service Providers On Brink Of Collapse

Nonprofit executives in one state say the coronavirus has ravaged their operations, resulting in six-figure monthly losses, layoffs and rapidly depleting cash reserves.

June 26, 2020

Early Intervention Experts Worry The Pandemic Has Hurt Kids With Special Needs

Referrals to early intervention services have plummeted as the COVID-19 pandemic has kept children from day care and other places where concerns about developmental delays often emerge.

June 25, 2020

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