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Promising Autism Treatment Falls Short, Study Finds

A naturally occurring hormone that's been prescribed to many children with autism under the thinking that it could boost sociability does not make any difference, according to a large new study.

October 15, 2021

New Book Explores History Of Controversial Facility That Uses Shock Devices

There is one facility in the country known to use electric shocks to address behavior in kids and adults with disabilities. A new book details how that situation came to be.

October 14, 2021
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Social Security, SSI Benefits Will Increase By Largest Amount In Decades

People with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income and other Social Security benefits are set to see the biggest rise in their monthly payments since 1982.

October 13, 2021

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Winery Serves Up Job Training For Those With Developmental Disabilities

In addition to growing specialty grapes, blackberries and other fruit, a one-of-a-kind winery is teaching horticultural and wine-making techniques to people with developmental disabilities.

October 13, 2021
Google headquarters

Google Improving Smartphone Accessibility

Google is offering up new ways for people with various disabilities to more easily use their smartphones.

October 12, 2021

State Police Sued Over Tackling Of Man With Down Syndrome

When Dan Corbett pulled to the side of the road to calm his son with Down syndrome, he never imagined that multiple state troopers would intervene and wind up tackling his son to the ground.

October 12, 2021

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Group Works To Make Beaches More Accessible

Disability advocates are pushing for greater adoption of specialized semi-permanent mats that act like a boardwalk anchored to the sand so that people of all abilities can visit the beach.

October 12, 2021
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CDC: People With Disabilities Want COVID-19 Vaccines, But Struggle To Get Them

People with disabilities are less likely to be vaccinated against COVID-19, new research suggests, but it's not because they are reluctant to do so.

October 11, 2021
U.S. Capitol

Uncertainty Surrounds Biden Plan To Boost Disability Services

With President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion plan to expand the nation's social safety net being chopped, disability advocates are fighting to keep a massive investment in Medicaid waivers alive.

October 8, 2021

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Students In Special Ed At High Risk Of COVID-19 See Few School Options

In places with no remote learning and where masks are optional, students with disabilities who are at high risk for serious disease if they contract COVID-19 have no good options, parents say.

October 8, 2021

‘Sesame Street’ Expands Autism Resources

"Sesame Street" is offering up a host of new resources designed to help children with autism and their families.

October 7, 2021

For Kids With Complex Needs, In-Home Care Tough To Find

With the pandemic worsening nursing shortages, parents of children with complex medical conditions or disabilities are being forced to hospitalize their kids or take on additional duties at home.

October 6, 2021

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