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Santa Goes Sensory-Friendly At Events Nationwide

With Christmas near, Santa Claus is set to turn down the music and make other adjustments at hundreds of events across the country designed to better accommodate kids with special needs.

December 3, 2021

Abuse Claims Against Teachers Renew Calls For More Cameras In Special Ed Classrooms

After two educators were accused of pinching children who are nonverbal and stifling their cries, parents and advocates say there needs to be more use of cameras in special education classrooms.

December 3, 2021
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CDC Says 1 In 44 Kids Have Autism

Autism rates are increasing yet again, according to new data from the CDC which finds for the first time that more than 2% of American children have the developmental disability.

December 2, 2021

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Coffee Shop Has Big Plans To Expand Opportunities For Those With IDD

Inspired by the limited job opportunities available to her friends with disabilities, one young adult started a business that's aggressively expanding and expects to employ over 100 people with IDD.

December 1, 2021
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Crime Against People With Disabilities On The Rise

People with disabilities are nearly four times more likely than others to be victims of violent crime, according to new federal data.

November 30, 2021

Firm Designs Buildings To Meet Needs Of Kids With Autism

They design buildings specifically to provide a sense of calm for people on the autism spectrum, but say the simplified design has the same effect on anyone in schools, clinics and offices.

November 30, 2021

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Staff Crisis Had State Planning To Move Group Home Residents Into Facility With Cots

A group home staffing crisis prompted a state plan to move dozens of residents with disabilities into a day center where cots were being set up in a gymnasium.

November 30, 2021
U.S. Capitol

House Approves Largest Investment Ever In Community-Based Services

A roughly $2 trillion bill including a historic investment in Medicaid home and community-based services and support for employment, housing and other disability programs is closer to becoming law.

November 29, 2021
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Survey Finds Schools Failing To Offer Compensatory Services To Students In Special Ed

The vast majority of students with disabilities have been offered no compensatory services, a new survey finds, despite concerns from parents about learning loss and regression amid the pandemic.

November 19, 2021

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Apple’s iPad Gets Assistive Technology Boost

Through a partnership with a venerable name in the world of assistive technology, people with disabilities can now control Apple's iPad using nothing more than their eyes.

November 18, 2021
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New Peppa Pig Theme Park To Be Autism-Friendly

A first-of-its-kind Peppa Pig theme park that's set to open near Legoland next year is being designed to meet the needs of kids with autism and it will feature wheelchair-accessible rides.

November 18, 2021
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How Modern Medicine Neglects Mothers-To-Be With Disabilities

Though women with disabilities now get pregnant and give birth at the same rate as women without disabilities, most obstetricians know little more about them than they did nearly a century ago.

November 17, 2021

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