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Study Pinpoints Autism Risk For Kids With Aunts, Uncles On The Spectrum

Children who have an aunt or uncle with autism are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with the developmental disorder too.

May 19, 2020

Medicaid Providers At The End Of The Line For Federal Coronavirus Funding

Disability services agencies and other providers largely supported by Medicaid have yet to receive help despite mounting losses linked to the pandemic.

May 19, 2020

Pandemic Making Child Care Tough To Find For Those With Special Needs

With most daycare centers closed, child care options are especially limited for kids with disabilities and the impact is likely to be long-lasting.

May 19, 2020

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House OKs COVID-19 Relief Plan With More Payments For People With Disabilities

A fresh round of stimulus checks for people with disabilities and billions for home- and community-based services are part of a $3 trillion relief bill that faces an uncertain future.

May 18, 2020
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Feds Offer Guidance On Voc Rehab Services Amid Coronavirus

Vocational rehabilitation agencies can continue to serve individuals with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, though some adjustments may be needed, federal officials say.

May 15, 2020
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Visits From Horses Brighten Locked-Down Days For Those With Special Needs

With coronavirus keeping people with special needs away from their regular riding lessons, one equine-assisted therapy provider is making house calls with horses in tow.

May 15, 2020

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Remote Learning Continues, But Students With Disabilities Still Falling Behind

Experts, teachers and caregivers contend students in special education stand to lose the most as remote learning continues given their differing needs and varying levels of family support.

May 14, 2020
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CDC Researchers: Over 5 Million US Adults Have Autism

For the first time ever, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are estimating the number of American adults who have autism.

May 13, 2020
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Pets Ease Stress For Kids With ASD And Their Parents, Study Finds

Parents of children with autism often report higher levels of stress than other moms and dads, but new research suggests that having a furry friend — or two — can make a big difference.

May 12, 2020

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Senator Introduces Bill To End Ventilator Discrimination During Pandemic

A U.S. senator has introduced legislation aimed at bringing an end to ventilator protocols that advocates worry could be used to discriminate against coronavirus patients with disabilities.

May 12, 2020

DSPs Worry About Protective Equipment, Changed Routines

Agencies that serve individuals with disabilities are facing numerous challenges keeping residents and staff safe from COVID-19 while dealing with lost routines and isolation.

May 12, 2020
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COVID-19 Cases At Group Homes, Institutions Going Untracked

With no official government tally, one group is working to identify how many people with disabilities have contracted or died from coronavirus while living in congregate settings.

May 11, 2020

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