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Agencies Ramp Up Efforts To Attract Direct Support Professionals

Agencies serving people with disabilities say they are embracing various initiatives — from recruitment campaigns to longevity pay and an emphasis on emotional rewards — to attract workers.

July 24, 2018
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Movie Theaters Subject To New ADA Requirements

Under new rules taking effect this summer, the nation's movie theaters must do more to accommodate people with disabilities.

July 24, 2018
Worker on the job

Feds Mull Changes To Disability Employment Rules

The Trump administration is planning to alter existing regulations aimed at steering individuals with disabilities away from sheltered workshops.

July 23, 2018

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New Gym Created To Help People With Special Needs Stay Fit

Some gyms have programs for people with disabilities, but at one new fitness center, the equipment, exercises and instruction are all specifically designed to meet this population's needs.

July 20, 2018

Kids Endure Long Waits For Needed Medical Equipment

In the nation's most populous state, some children with disabilities wait more than a year for wheelchairs, bath benches, commodes, specialized crutches and other crucial medical equipment.

July 20, 2018

Senate Approves Delay Of Caregiver Check-In Mandate

Legislation is now headed to President Trump that would delay the start of a controversial program to track when personal care services are provided to people with disabilities.

July 19, 2018

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Talk Of Segregating People With Disabilities Alarms Members Of Congress

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is looking for answers after a top federal official responsible for community living reportedly said she favored "segregation" of people with disabilities.

July 18, 2018

Children’s Book Offers Boy’s View Of Life With Autism

With help from his former paraprofessional, a nine-year-old with autism wrote and illustrated a book about what it's like to be on the spectrum.

July 17, 2018

Reunited: Woman With Intellectual Disability Finds Son Taken At Birth

When Jean Searle gave birth while living in an institution, she was forced to give up her child. Now, more than three decades later, she finally got to meet him.

July 17, 2018

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"Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Up For Emmys

A reality television show focusing on the lives of those with Down syndrome is in the running for multiple Emmy Awards.

July 17, 2018
Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Disability Groups Leery Of Trump Supreme Court Nominee

Disability rights groups are concerned that President Donald Trump's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court could weaken laws that help protect people with disabilities from discrimination.

July 16, 2018

Actor With Down Syndrome Starring In Movie With Shia LaBeouf

A 33-year-old with Down syndrome is making a name for himself working alongside Hollywood notables Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and David Arquette.

July 13, 2018

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