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New Housing Concepts Emerge For Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Communities of varying shapes and styles are popping up across the country, all aiming to address the severe shortage of housing options for those with developmental disabilities.

November 20, 2020

Autism Resulted In His Rights Being Stripped Away. He Just Won Them Back

After years under guardianship, a man with autism is now able to vote, buy a house or travel when he wants and advocates hope more people with disabilities follow in his footsteps.

November 20, 2020

Couple Start Outdoor Classroom For Kids With Special Needs

With their daughter falling behind amid ongoing remote learning, one family bought a tent and set up a pop-up classroom for her and other students with disabilities in their backyard.

November 19, 2020

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Feds Work To Ensure Rights Of Parents With Disabilities

Federal officials are pushing for changes after the parental rights of a young mother with intellectual disability were terminated.

November 17, 2020
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Woman With Autism Brings Unusual Message To The Streets

When the stress of 2020 finally became too much, a thirty-something with autism painted some signs, left her cozy apartment and began standing on street corners, offering messages of love.

November 17, 2020
Man with autism and his mom sit on bed

Even In Adulthood, Autism Challenges Linger For Caregivers

Aging caregivers of adults with autism are struggling and new research finds that some factors make the burden especially great.

November 13, 2020

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Airline Policy Bans Some Wheelchairs From Flights

American Airlines is reviewing a policy change that may have barred travelers from bringing motorized wheelchairs on its regional jets, effectively cutting them off from over 100 destinations.

November 12, 2020

Man With Down Syndrome Reaches Historic First By Completing Ironman

A 21-year-old with Down syndrome is the first with the chromosomal disorder to complete an entire Ironman triathlon, which entails swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles and running 26.2 miles.

November 11, 2020
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Anne Hathaway Apologizes For Depiction In ‘The Witches’

Facing an outcry from many with disabilities, Anne Hathaway and Warner Bros. are apologizing for how characters in an adaptation of Roald Dahl's "The Witches" are portrayed.

November 10, 2020

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How Families Are Fighting Racism And Disability Discrimination

Many parents of children with special needs — regardless of race — struggle to receive prompt diagnoses and services. But for families of color, the challenge is more acute.

November 9, 2020
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Feds Push States To Prioritize Community-Based Services

Medicaid officials are encouraging states to accelerate efforts to "rebalance" long-term care offerings for people with disabilities to favor home- and community-based services over institutions.

November 6, 2020

NHL Team Cuts Ties With Draft Pick Over Bullying Of Classmate With Disabilities

After a bullying incident came to light involving a Black classmate with developmental disabilities, an NHL franchise has renounced the rights to the team's fourth-round draft pick.

November 3, 2020

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