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Zoom Commits To Improving Accessibility

Zoom says it is enhancing its service in order to be more accessible to users with disabilities.

March 5, 2021

World Remade By Pandemic Poses New Challenges For Individuals With Visual Impairment

Those with visual impairment have long faced challenges with social isolation, mobility limitations and classroom dynamics that are less than ideal, but the pandemic has exacerbated them.

March 5, 2021
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Congress Weighs Stimulus Checks For Those With Disabilities, Funds For Services

A $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan in the U.S. Senate includes a major investment in home- and community-based services and stimulus payments for more people with disabilities.

March 4, 2021

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Lack Of Virus Data On People With Intellectual Disabilities ‘Comes With A Body Count’

People with IDD are more vulnerable to COVID-19. But a lack of federal tracking means no one knows how many of these individuals in group housing have fallen ill or died from the virus.

March 3, 2021
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With Disabilities ‘Rarely’ Seen, Netflix Commits $100 Million Toward Inclusion

Netflix is pledging to do more after a report finds that representation of people with disabilities and other groups is lacking in its original films and television shows.

March 2, 2021

In Group Homes, Pandemic Has Canceled Plans, Ushered In A ‘New Normal’

Roughly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, many group home residents have adapted to life with limited visits, fewer outside activities and other precautions.

March 2, 2021

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Parents Wait Or Drive Across State For Autism Therapy

Lawmakers in one state are moving to eliminate a barrier to behavioral health care, a change that backers say would greatly improve access to therapy for children with autism.

March 2, 2021
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CDC Urged To Prioritize COVID-19 Vaccines For People With Developmental Disabilities

With access to COVID-19 vaccines varying dramatically for people with developmental disabilities, advocates want the CDC to update its plan to account for the high risk this population faces.

March 1, 2021
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Biobank Poised To Transform Down Syndrome Research

A first-of-its-kind effort is underway to collect biological samples from people with Down syndrome in a bid to improve care and outcomes for those with chromosomal disorder.

February 26, 2021

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Friendship House Pairs Young Professionals, Adults With Special Needs

The young professionals who are roommates with adults with special needs are not their caregivers but rather are friends who encourage them to develop skills to be able to live independently.

February 26, 2021
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Institutions Serving Those With IDD Get New COVID-19 Guidance

Nearly a year after institutions serving people with developmental disabilities locked down, federal officials are spelling out how and when these facilities should reopen to visitors.

February 25, 2021

IT Company Has One Goal: Hiring People On The Spectrum

Many adults with autism struggle with employment despite having skill sets that can excel in the workplace. One IT consulting company wants to change that.

February 24, 2021

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