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New Push Underway To Eliminate Subminimum Wage

Government investigators say that a lack of resources is one of the main reasons people with disabilities continue to work for less than minimum wage. Now, some lawmakers want to change that.

April 16, 2021
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Temple Grandin Champions ‘Different Kinds Of Minds’ On PBS

A cartoon version of autism self-advocate Temple Grandin gets a visit from the kids on "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum" on PBS KIDS.

April 16, 2021
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Marijuana-Themed License Plates To Benefit Disability Community

In an effort to better support people with disabilities, one state is offering motorists the chance to emblazon their cars with phrases like "BONG," "GANJA," "HASH" and "HEMP."

April 15, 2021

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Vaccinations Lag For Home Health Workers

Aides who care for people with disabilities in their homes are less likely to have had COVID-19 shots than their counterparts in nursing homes and logistical challenges may be to blame.

April 14, 2021
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CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance For Day Centers Serving Adults With Disabilities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering up new guidance for day centers and the people with disabilities they're serving during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

April 13, 2021

Online Program Addresses Autism In Spanish For Hispanic Families

Cultural barriers, limited English, economic status and stigma can prevent Latino parents from knowing how to act early and find help for their kids. A new program is looking to change that.

April 13, 2021

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#FreeBritney Movement Prompts Lawmakers To Consider Changing Conservatorship Rules

A spotlight on Britney Spears' conservatorship has led lawmakers in one state to consider changes, but some say focusing on the pop star could overlook the needs of those with disabilities.

April 13, 2021
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Biden Budget Includes ‘First Step Toward Fully Funding IDEA’

President Joe Biden is calling for the federal government to make sizable investments in special ed and support other programs benefiting people with disabilities in his first budget proposal.

April 12, 2021
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Feds Ramping Up Vaccine Access For People With Disabilities

The Biden administration is putting big bucks behind an effort to get more people with disabilities vaccinated against COVID-19.

April 9, 2021

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Kids On Medicaid Seek Easier Access To Out-Of-State Hospitals

Many state Medicaid programs pay out-of-state providers much less than in-state facilities, often making it hard for families with medically complex children to get the care they seek.

April 9, 2021

Family Says Deputies Were Warned Of Man’s Autism Before Shooting

When police responded to a mental health crisis they were allegedly told the 25-year-old had autism. But minutes later a deputy shot the man, causing injuries that could leave him paralyzed.

April 8, 2021
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Trader Joe’s Eyes Improved Shopping Experience For Those With Special Needs

Trader Joe's is looking to make it easier for people with autism and intellectual disabilities to shop in its grocery stores.

April 7, 2021

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