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Freddie Mac To Support Housing For Those With IDD

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac is planning to issue millions of dollars in "social bonds" to support housing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the country.

June 15, 2021

State Scrambles For Solutions As Major Disability Services Provider Plans Exit

Following years of scrutiny for abuse and neglect, a disability provider is shutting down its group homes and services forcing big changes for many with developmental disabilities.

June 15, 2021

Nonprofit Aims To Keep Adults With Autism From Falling Off ‘The Cliff’

Many adults with autism fall off "the cliff" after they age out of formal schooling at 21. A bold new project seeks to change that.

June 15, 2021

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Advocates Say Housing Project Would Institutionalize People With Disabilities

A proposed $40 million community for 185 adults with intellectual disabilities is facing opposition from advocates who contend that the development is nothing more than a new institution.

June 9, 2021

Teen Math Whiz With Disability Accepted To Harvard, MIT And Caltech

For all of his 18 years, Ben Lou's physical disabilities have made him dependent on others 24 hours a day. But the teen's mental abilities have no limitations.

June 8, 2021

Teen With Autism Heads Up New Produce Pantry For The Needy

A newly launched nonprofit aims to distribute produce to the food insecure while providing life, social and job skills to young adults with developmental disabilities.

June 4, 2021

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Meet The Manager Trying To Open Doors For People With Disabilities In Hollywood

After facing obstacles navigating the entertainment industry, a talent manager is leading a grassroots coalition that's asking studios and others to include people with disabilities.

June 3, 2021
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Ashton Kutcher’s Twin Didn’t Want To Be ‘The Face Of Cerebral Palsy.’ Now He’s Glad

Michael Kutcher was once upset with his famous twin brother, Ashton, for revealing his cerebral palsy diagnosis on national TV, but today he says he's grateful for the platform it's given him.

May 25, 2021
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Families Of People With IDD Rebuild Frayed Ties As Pandemic Eases

Families of those with developmental disabilities have had their lives upended by the pandemic more than most, research shows, and now they're reuniting and trying to make up for lost time.

May 25, 2021

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Apple Launching New Accessibility Features For Those With Disabilities

Apple is set to roll out a host of updates to make its devices even more user-friendly for people with disabilities.

May 24, 2021

Southwest Airlines Grounds Family Of Boy With Disabilities Over Mask Resistance

The family of a child with disabilities says they were not allowed to board a Southwest Airlines flight after a flight attendant raised concerns that the boy would not wear a mask.

May 21, 2021

Teen’s Documentary About Life With Disabilities To Screen Worldwide

The film, with an introduction by actress Ashley Judd, comes with a teaching toolkit and will be sent to 1.8 million American teachers before it's shown in 150 countries around the world.

May 18, 2021

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