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Unilever To Include People With Disabilities In Advertising Productions

One of the world's largest advertisers is looking to increase inclusion by pledging to hire people with disabilities for major productions to promote brands like Dove, Ben & Jerry's, Vaseline and more.

June 5, 2023

Lawmakers Renew Effort For Federal Limits On Restraint And Seclusion In Schools

After an investigation found that special education students are restrained and secluded thousands of times each day, lawmakers want to impose limits on the practices in schools nationwide.

June 5, 2023
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Google Displaying Accessibility Information More Prominently

With a subtle change, Google is making it more obvious to users whether businesses and other public places are accessible to people with disabilities.

May 26, 2023

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Photographs Show How A Lack Of Masking Is Pushing Those With Disabilities Out Of The Public Sphere

With a grant from Getty Images and Verizon, a photographer is shining a light on people with disabilities and those who are immunocompromised who have lost their right to participate in public life.

May 26, 2023
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Medicaid Change Could Mean More Funding For Special Ed Services

Schools could have an easier time paying for special education services under a proposed new rule.

May 25, 2023
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People With Down Syndrome Are Living Longer, But The Health System Still Treats Many As Kids

The median life expectancy for a baby born with Down syndrome jumped from about four years in 1950 to 58 in the 2010s. But now, aging adults with the condition face a health system unprepared for them.

May 24, 2023

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Advocates Call On FDA To Reissue Ban On Shock Devices For Those With Disabilities

The Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to ban devices used to administer electric shocks on people with developmental disabilities years after a previous attempt was blocked in court.

May 23, 2023

Cities Look To Attract Visitors With Autism

Increasingly cities are betting that they can attract more visitors and tourism dollars by becoming a "certified autism destination" and taking other steps to be more inclusive.

May 23, 2023

Boston Marathon Icon With Cerebral Palsy Dies

For decades, Rick Hoyt, who had cerebral palsy, was pushed in a wheelchair by his father in major road races and triathlons, inspiring people worldwide to include those with disabilities in athletics.

May 23, 2023

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SSI Benefits Expected To Rise Next Year

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income checks are likely to grow again in 2024, according to a new analysis, though not by nearly as much as this year.

May 22, 2023
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Medicaid, Disability Programs Could Face Cuts In Debt Ceiling Negotiations

The future of Medicaid and other programs critical to people with disabilities are on the line amid a Washington standoff over the nation's debt ceiling, advocates say.

May 19, 2023

For Children With Autism, Water Can Be A Real Danger

Kids with autism are at increased risk of wandering off and many tend to gravitate toward water, leading to dangerous situations and sometimes tragic outcomes.

May 19, 2023

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