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Could A Video Game Help Reduce Autism Symptoms?

New research suggests that a balance-training video game could not only lead to improvements in posture for teens with autism, but it could also reduce symptoms of the developmental disability.

January 21, 2022
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NYC Gallery Displays Works By Artists With Special Needs

A Manhattan gallery known for displaying works by world-famous names is hosting a rare exhibit by a unique group of relative unknowns: artists with autism and other special needs.

January 21, 2022
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Supreme Court Ruling Means Fewer Disability Providers Face Vaccine Mandate

Some workers supporting people with developmental disabilities across the nation will still be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 despite a recent ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.

January 20, 2022

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More Kids In The Hospital With COVID Renew Fears For Medically Fragile Children

The coronavirus surge is alarming for families of children with disabilities and those who are medically fragile, particularly for kids younger than 5 — the age group still not eligible for shots.

January 19, 2022
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky

CDC Director Apologizes To Disability Advocates For ‘Hurtful’ Comments

Rochelle Walensky apologized to advocates after calling it "encouraging" that most vaccinated people who have died from COVID-19 "were unwell to begin with," but they say the CDC needs to do more.

January 18, 2022
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Amazon Debuts Show Starring Actors With Autism

The creator of television's "Parenthood" is back with a new show about a group of 20-somethings with autism all of whom are played by actors who are on the spectrum themselves.

January 18, 2022

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An Airline Broke An Activist’s Wheelchair. Her Death Months Later Amplified Calls For Change

Engracia Figueroa's death has heightened calls to fix how airlines accommodate people with disabilities, a system that activists say is archaic and dangerous.

January 18, 2022

Barber Caters To Those With IDD

Inspired by family members with Down syndrome and Asperger's, a barber decided to open a studio where serving clients with intellectual disabilities is one of her main goals.

January 18, 2022
Physician

Doctors Know Little About Their Obligations To People With Disabilities, Study Finds

Three decades after the ADA took effect, new research finds that many physicians remain unaware of their obligations under the law when caring for people with disabilities.

January 11, 2022

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A Catch-22 Trips Up Some In Legal Guardianship Who Try To Regain Independence

Once a person with a disability is in a guardianship, getting out is extremely difficult. Some states are beginning to allow less-restrictive alternatives.

January 11, 2022

Disability Provider Seeing Multiple COVID-19 Cases Among Staff Every Day

The latest surge of COVID-19 cases is affecting the availability of staff to care for people with developmental disabilities, compounding an already trying situation.

January 11, 2022
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Bigger Social Security, SSI Checks On The Way

Millions of Americans with disabilities are seeing a big bump in their Supplemental Security Income and other Social Security benefits.

January 10, 2022

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