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Coronavirus Adds To Issues For Those With Developmental Disabilities

For thousands of people across the nation with developmental disabilities, it's difficult, or impossible, to understand the sudden shrinking of their worlds due to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 27, 2020
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CDC: Autism Rate Climbs Again

The number of American children diagnosed with autism is on the rise yet again, according to new government data.

March 26, 2020
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Disability Rights Film ‘Crip Camp’ Premieres On Netflix

An award-winning documentary produced by former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama centering on the origins of the disability rights movement is making its debut.

March 26, 2020

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Parents Face Trial Over Audio Recordings Daughter With Autism Made At School

The parents of a 12-year-old with autism are facing criminal charges after their daughter used a device to record teachers and staff at school to document what her parents say is abuse.

March 25, 2020
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Feds Clarify Special Ed Guidance For School Closures

Troubled that some districts were choosing not to educate students at all because of special education concerns, the U.S. Department of Education is rethinking its advice to schools.

March 24, 2020

Rationing Care Amounts To Disability Discrimination, Complaint Says

Disability advocates have filed a complaint with a federal civil rights office over guidelines being developed to ration novel coronavirus care if medical facilities get overwhelmed.

March 24, 2020

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They Make $10.50 An Hour To Assist Those Most Susceptible To Infection

Many aides, their employers and the people they care for are struggling with whether they should continue working, whether they can afford not to and how their clients will get by without them.

March 24, 2020
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Coronavirus Stimulus Plan Could Weaken Protections For Students With Disabilities

Lawmakers are considering waiving portions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as schools nationwide struggle in the face of COVID-19.

March 20, 2020

For Kids With Autism, School Shutdown Poses Even Bigger Quandary

With students out of school, parents of those with autism face even more uncertainty with their children's routines disrupted and questions about whether it's safe to continue therapy.

March 20, 2020

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New Group To Help Crime Victims With Disabilities

When people with disabilities become victims of crime, neglect or other maltreatment, investigations can easily fall short. A newly formed nonprofit is working to address the problem.

March 20, 2020
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Social Security Closes Offices Nationwide

Social Security offices are closing their doors due to coronavirus, but help with benefits is still available, the agency says.

March 19, 2020
U.S. Department of Education

Ed Department Offers More Special Education Guidance Amid COVID-19

As schools across the nation shutter in response to coronavirus, federal officials are giving educators additional insight on how to handle the needs of students with disabilities.

March 18, 2020

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