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Coronavirus Adds To Issues For Those With Developmental Disabilities

For thousands of people across the nation with developmental disabilities, it's difficult, or impossible, to understand the sudden shrinking of their worlds due to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 27, 2020
Crip Camp

Disability Rights Film ‘Crip Camp’ Premieres On Netflix

An award-winning documentary produced by former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama centering on the origins of the disability rights movement is making its debut.

March 26, 2020

They Make $10.50 An Hour To Assist Those Most Susceptible To Infection

Many aides, their employers and the people they care for are struggling with whether they should continue working, whether they can afford not to and how their clients will get by without them.

March 24, 2020

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For Kids With Autism, School Shutdown Poses Even Bigger Quandary

With students out of school, parents of those with autism face even more uncertainty with their children's routines disrupted and questions about whether it's safe to continue therapy.

March 20, 2020

New Group To Help Crime Victims With Disabilities

When people with disabilities become victims of crime, neglect or other maltreatment, investigations can easily fall short. A newly formed nonprofit is working to address the problem.

March 20, 2020
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Coronavirus Brings Added Worries For People With Disabilities

People with certain developmental disabilities may be more susceptible to severe illness from coronavirus, and with life disrupted, they also face issues getting the supports they need.

March 17, 2020

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Living Under Quarantine: Parents Unite In Face Of Challenges

Hundreds of students with disabilities from a single school remain quarantined in their homes after a special education classroom aide was diagnosed with coronavirus.

March 17, 2020
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Vans Introducing ‘Sensory Inclusive’ Shoes For Individuals With ASD

An iconic shoe brand is rolling out a whole new collection specifically designed to meet the needs of people with autism.

March 16, 2020

Police Offer Stickers For Homes To Alert First Responders About Disabilities

The stickers can be placed on the outside of a home or vehicle to identify that an occupant has autism or other special needs and help avert misunderstandings in the event of an emergency.

March 13, 2020

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Disability Representation On TV Sees Signs Of Progress

Television characters with disabilities are increasingly being played by actors who actually have the disabilities they're portraying, according to a new report.

March 9, 2020
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Twitter Prohibiting ‘Dehumanizing’ Disability Posts

Twitter is cracking down on posts that dehumanize people with disabilities, with a new policy pledging to remove such content.

March 6, 2020
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Group Home Operators Outsourcing Real Estate Worries

Agencies serving people with developmental disabilities are turning to real estate firms to buy and manage group home properties so they can focus their resources on doing what they do best.

March 4, 2020

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