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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

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

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

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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
Person in wheelchair uses TD Pilot

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
Peppa Pig

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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Google sign

Google Seeks Help From People With Speech Issues

Google wants to make it easier for people with disabilities that affect their speech to communicate with those around them and they're looking for some help.

November 15, 2021
Uber sign

Justice Department Sues Uber For Disability Discrimination

The U.S. government is suing Uber alleging that the ride-sharing service is illegally overcharging people with disabilities by imposing "wait time" fees if they need extra time to get in a car.

November 11, 2021
People in kitchen

Airbnb Works To Improve Offerings For Those With Disabilities

Airbnb, which has faced accusations of discrimination against travelers with disabilities in the past, is stepping up its efforts to better accommodate guests with various needs.

November 10, 2021

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Woman holds Olay jar

With Disability-Friendly Packaging, Olay Aims For Greater Accessibility

A major beauty brand is rethinking its packaging in an effort to be more accessible to people with disabilities and they're hoping that other companies will follow suit.

November 9, 2021

Temple Grandin Working On Line Of Playground Equipment For Kids With Autism

Temple Grandin, one of the most well-known and accomplished adults with autism, is partnering with a company that makes playground equipment to develop a line aimed at children with autism.

November 1, 2021
President Joe Biden at podium

Biden Pushes For Largest Boost Ever To Community-Based Services

President Joe Biden is plowing ahead with plans to make the biggest investment in Medicaid home and community-based services in 40 years as part of an ambitious package of social safety net reforms.

October 29, 2021

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