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People With Down Syndrome 10 Times More Likely To Die From COVID-19

Individuals with Down syndrome are at especially high risk of hospitalization and death, researchers say, adding to evidence that the coronavirus is particularly hard on those with IDD.

October 28, 2020

Virtual Training Teaches Parents To Manage Autism Behaviors

New research suggests that virtual training can help parents learn to address behavior issues in their kids with autism, a development that could be especially meaningful amid the pandemic.

October 27, 2020
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1 In 6 Voters Has A Disability. Why Don’t Candidates Campaign For Their Support?

People with disabilities have the potential to be an influential voting bloc, data shows. But the electoral power of these voters has long gone untapped.

October 27, 2020

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State Offers Money To Special Ed Students Affected By School Shutdowns

Students with severe cognitive disabilities in one state could receive up to $1,500 each for tutoring, therapy and other support services to address coronavirus-related learning disruptions.

October 27, 2020
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Trump Administration Faces Pressure To Track COVID-19 At Institutions, Group Homes

Lawmakers are pressing the Trump administration to track COVID-19 among people with disabilities living in group homes and institutions where cases are still largely going undocumented.

October 26, 2020

With Autism Intervention, More Hours Not Necessarily Better

How many hours a week of intervention do young children with autism need? A new study suggests that the precise number may not be all that consequential.

October 23, 2020

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Day Programs Struggle To Stay Open

The pandemic has shuttered some day programs and those that have reopened are being squeezed by low attendance, a situation that could erase decades of gains in community-based services.

October 23, 2020
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Schools Fail To Curtail Restraint, Seclusion Of Students With Disabilities

New federal data shows that educators are continuing to rely on restraint and seclusion to address behavior issues among students with disabilities in the nation's schools.

October 22, 2020
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For Medically Fragile Children, Pandemic-Induced Supply Shortages Continue

Suppliers and parents began reporting shortages — most notably of ventilator circuits — early in the pandemic. Now, they say the problem is ongoing and kids are paying the price.

October 21, 2020

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Google Improves Tool To Help People Who Are Nonverbal

Google is introducing new technology designed to help people who are nonverbal communicate with those around them while also making strides toward more inclusion at the company.

October 20, 2020

State Allows Social Workers To Refuse Clients With Disabilities

Officials in one state are facing backlash after protections for people with disabilities and other groups were stripped from the state's social work code of conduct.

October 20, 2020

Woman With Cerebral Palsy Found Alive At Funeral Home Dies

A 20-year-old with cerebral palsy who was pronounced dead and then found alive at a funeral home in August has died as a result of injuries related to the incident, her family's attorney said.

October 20, 2020

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