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Sensory-Friendly Santa Coming To Hundreds Of Locations Nationwide

As the holiday season gets underway, hundreds of malls will offer individuals with disabilities a special opportunity to meet with Santa Claus without the hubbub that such visits often entail.

November 29, 2022
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Controversial And Often Used Practices Cause Harm, Even Death, Among Students With Disabilities

With scant oversight, schools routinely restrain students or confine them in small rooms. Parents don't always know. Abuses and discrimination occur. Children are traumatized, injured, even die.

November 29, 2022
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Pediatricians Get New Guidance On Cerebral Palsy

A pair of major health organizations are issuing new guidance to doctors about how to identify children with cerebral palsy and appropriately treat the condition.

November 28, 2022

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Mom Says Walmart’s Acetaminophen Led To Autism In Her Child

A mom believes taking a generic brand of acetaminophen while pregnant caused autism and ADHD in her child. She's now suing Walmart in federal court.

November 28, 2022
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Behavior Analysis Group Votes To Oppose Electric Shock Treatment

After years of tacitly endorsing the only facility in the country known to use electric shocks to address behavior in those with disabilities, a major ABA organization is coming out against the practice.

November 18, 2022
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After Stroke, John Fetterman Poised To Be Powerful Voice For Those With Disabilities

Incoming U.S. Sen. John Fetterman's performance during the debate, on the campaign trail and even his election night victory speech have elevated him into a disability icon of sorts.

November 18, 2022

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Airbnb Using AI To Vet Accessible Rentals

Airbnb is turning to artificial intelligence to make it easier for people with disabilities to find rentals that meet their needs.

November 17, 2022
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Pandemic, Staff Shortages Prompt Surge In Special Education Complaints

Complaint data from one state and interviews with advocates and educators suggest that schools are failing to provide legally required services to students with disabilities at record-high rates.

November 16, 2022
Animatronic dolls, including one in a wheelchair

Disney Adds Dolls In Wheelchairs To ‘It’s A Small World’

Disney's iconic "It's a Small World" ride is getting an update to be more inclusive of people with disabilities.

November 15, 2022

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US Olympic And Paralympic Committee Covered Up Abuse Of Athlete With Autism, Lawsuit Alleges

A Paralympic swimmer with autism and intellectual disability was repeatedly assaulted and raped by a teammate with cerebral palsy and officials were complicit, according to a lawsuit.

November 15, 2022

Family Caregivers Forced To Fill In Gaps With DSPs In Short Supply

Understaffed service providers are sending people with disabilities back to live with their families, turning away new clients and making other changes.

November 15, 2022
U.S. Department of Education building

Ed Department Wants Expedited Evaluations For Students With Disabilities Who Move

Citing concerns from stakeholders, federal education officials are telling schools to do more to help students with disabilities who move from one district to another.

November 14, 2022

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