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Ed Department Accused Of Diverting Funds From Students With Disabilities

A lawsuit filed this week accuses the U.S. Department of Education of jeopardizing students with disabilities by misdirecting funds meant to help schools deal with fallout from the pandemic.

August 13, 2020
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Amid Pandemic, Young Kids With Special Needs Missing Out On Services

As COVID-19 disrupts the transition from early intervention to school, children are going without occupational, physical and speech therapies and other services they're entitled to.

August 12, 2020
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Millions Awarded In Rental Assistance For People With Disabilities

Federal officials are sending millions of dollars in rental assistance to help people with disabilities in a dozen states.

August 11, 2020

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NASCAR Driver With Autism Is Turning Heads At 190 MPH

Hours after he was featured on "Good Morning America" for being the first driver in NASCAR with autism, 20-year-old Armani Williams celebrated his first top 10 finish.

August 11, 2020

Special Ed Posed Unique Challenges In The Spring. Will It Get Easier In Fall?

With the benefit of months to prepare, some teachers and district officials are hopeful that the fall will be better for students with disabilities. But many parents aren't so sure.

August 11, 2020
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Feds Fail To Track COVID-19 At Institutions

Institutions serving people with developmental disabilities have been hard hit by the coronavirus, but no one knows how widespread the issue is and advocates say that needs to change.

August 10, 2020

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In First, Hotel Embraces Universal Design

At a first-of-its-kind Hampton Inn opening this week, inclusive design comes standard throughout the property in a bid to be as welcoming as possible to guests of all abilities.

July 31, 2020
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30 Years After Americans With Disabilities Act, A Look Back And Ahead

It took people with disabilities crawling their way up the Capitol steps to get the landmark civil rights bill passed three decades ago, and even today, hurdles remain.

July 31, 2020
U.S. Capitol

Senate COVID-19 Relief Proposal Overlooks Disability Community, Advocates Say

As negotiations begin in earnest on Capitol Hill for another coronavirus relief bill, advocates are warning that the needs of people with disabilities are on the verge of being ignored again.

July 30, 2020

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Stride Rite Rolls Out Shoes For Kids With Special Needs

A major shoe company is unveiling sneakers specifically designed for children with special needs.

July 29, 2020
Octavia Spencer

Hollywood Urged To Cast More Actors With Disabilities

Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer is the latest big-name celebrity telling Hollywood to step up in regard to casting people with disabilities.

July 28, 2020

Strangers Send Man With Down Syndrome Cards, Letters While He Awaits Transplant

Born with Down syndrome and cardiac defects, Joe Eitl needs a heart transplant. Until that day comes, thousands of cards and letters received from friends and strangers alike keep him going.

July 28, 2020

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