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Man With IDD Stuck In Jail For 5 Months After Group Home Called Police

Police were called to take Kai'Yere Campbell to a mental health facility, but he was arrested instead. Now his mother is pleading with prosecutors to drop charges so he can get the care he needs.

May 23, 2024
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Movie Starring Actor With Autism Coming To Theaters

An actor with autism is starring alongside Robert De Niro and other big names in a movie that's set for a nationwide release.

May 22, 2024
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Advocacy Groups Aim To Tackle Mental Health, Heart Issues Among Those With IDD

National developmental disability advocacy groups are inking multimillion-dollar partnerships with some big players in health care in a push to better address co-occurring conditions.

May 21, 2024

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Members Of Congress Are Using Assistive Communication Apps To Do Their Jobs

When a member of Congress recently used an app to give a speech on the House floor, it marked a new era for people with disabilities.

May 21, 2024

Club Offers Options For Transition-Age Youth And Beyond

What started as a walking group initiated by two moms looking for activities for their adult children with developmental disabilities has morphed into a club with about 40 activities a week.

May 21, 2024
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Disney Implements Overhaul Of Disability Access At Parks

Despite pushback, Disney is pressing ahead with major changes to its process for providing disability accommodations at its theme parks amid concerns about rampant abuse of the program.

May 20, 2024

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Apple To Roll Out New Accessibility Features

Apple is set to launch a range of new capabilities aimed at making life easier for people with disabilities including an option to control a phone or tablet using only a person's eyes.

May 17, 2024

11-Year-Old Girl Scout Creates More Inclusive Play Experience

Wanting to complete a service project with lasting community impact, 11-year-old Luna Bowles raised about $3,600 to build an augmentative and alternative communication board at a park.

May 17, 2024
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Social Security Finalizes Rule Expanding Access To SSI

Under a new rule, more people will soon qualify for Supplemental Security Income and some current beneficiaries will see their monthly payments increase, the Social Security Administration said.

May 16, 2024

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Medicaid ‘Unwinding’ Decried As Biased Against People With Disabilities

People with disabilities say they are abruptly losing their Medicaid home health benefits and are being advised incorrectly when they call state offices for more information.

May 15, 2024
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Private Equity Investment In Disability Services Draws Scrutiny

Federal officials are concerned about increasing private equity investment in home and community-based services and other offerings for people with disabilities and they want the public to weigh in.

May 14, 2024

‘Blue Envelope’ Program Aims To Help Drivers With Autism

People with autism are given blue envelopes containing information about their condition to keep in their car so they can provide them to officers during traffic stops, accidents or other situations.

May 14, 2024

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