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World’s Largest Clothing Retailer To Double Its Disability Employment

The owner of Zara is committing to dramatically increase employment of people with disabilities throughout its operations.

January 31, 2023

Rest Areas Getting Adult Changing Rooms To Help Caregivers Of People With Disabilities

Private rooms with height-adjustable adult-size changing tables are being added to rest areas in one state in order to make travel easier for people with disabilities and their caregivers.

January 31, 2023

Teacher Sues Claiming That Lack Of Special Ed Aide Prompted ‘Crying Spells’

A former teacher has filed a lawsuit claiming she was forced to resign after a transfer to teach special education without an aide caused her to have "crying spells" in the classroom.

January 31, 2023

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In First, Pediatricians Get Guidance On Hospitalized Teens With IDD

The nation's pediatricians are for the first time receiving guidance on how best to care for young people with developmental disabilities when they are hospitalized.

January 30, 2023
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Lawmakers Revive Effort To Prop Up Disability Services

As a new Congress gets underway, federal lawmakers are resurrecting efforts to shore up the nation's beleaguered home and community-based services system.

January 27, 2023
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McDonald’s Fired Man Who Worked There 37 Years In Violation Of ADA, Lawsuit Says

Despite more than three decades on the job, a grill cook with autism was fired in violation of the ADA not long after a new owner took over, according to a lawsuit filed by the EEOC.

January 27, 2023

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Study: Even With Fivefold Increase, Autism Likely Undercounted

New research suggests that autism prevalence rose as much as 500% in recent decades, but it still may be underdiagnosed.

January 26, 2023
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Parents Seek Special Ed Services Lost To COVID

The leader of an administrators group says there's "no humanly way possible" to make up for a year of school closures as families face difficulties recouping services lost to the pandemic.

January 25, 2023
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Can Limiting Screen Time Improve Autism Symptoms?

New research suggests that substantially reducing the amount of time that young kids with autism spend watching screens could lead to fewer symptoms of the developmental disorder.

January 24, 2023

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Startup Creates Bionic Clothing To Help People With Cerebral Palsy

The leg sleeve, which is expected to be publicly available this year, uses sensors and electrodes to help those with cerebral palsy and similar impairments walk with greater ease.

January 24, 2023

States Struggle To Curb Fake Emotional Support Animals

Numerous websites promise to qualify any pet as an emotional support animal that can go nearly anywhere, making it tough for states to crack down without running afoul of the law.

January 24, 2023
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Ed Department Sees Sharp Rise In Disability Discrimination Complaints In Schools

The U.S. Department of Education says that complaints of disability discrimination in the nation's schools are at the highest level in five years.

January 23, 2023

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