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Pandemic Making Child Care Tough To Find For Those With Special Needs

With most daycare centers closed, child care options are especially limited for kids with disabilities and the impact is likely to be long-lasting.

May 19, 2020
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House OKs COVID-19 Relief Plan With More Payments For People With Disabilities

A fresh round of stimulus checks for people with disabilities and billions for home- and community-based services are part of a $3 trillion relief bill that faces an uncertain future.

May 18, 2020
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Visits From Horses Brighten Locked-Down Days For Those With Special Needs

With coronavirus keeping people with special needs away from their regular riding lessons, one equine-assisted therapy provider is making house calls with horses in tow.

May 15, 2020

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Pets Ease Stress For Kids With ASD And Their Parents, Study Finds

Parents of children with autism often report higher levels of stress than other moms and dads, but new research suggests that having a furry friend — or two — can make a big difference.

May 12, 2020

DSPs Worry About Protective Equipment, Changed Routines

Agencies that serve individuals with disabilities are facing numerous challenges keeping residents and staff safe from COVID-19 while dealing with lost routines and isolation.

May 12, 2020
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Apple Boosts Assistance For Those With Disabilities

With the COVID-19 pandemic increasing reliance on technology, Apple says it is rolling out extra help for people with disabilities using its products for remote learning and other purposes.

May 7, 2020

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For Many With Autism, Challenges Of Social Distancing Aren’t New

Although the pandemic can be stressful for people on the spectrum, many are practiced in dealing with social isolation, disrupted routines and other challenges that are now affecting everyone.

May 6, 2020
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Disability Service Providers Struggling To Stay Afloat Amid COVID-19

Service providers nationwide are contending with lost revenues, higher costs and new challenges as they work to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

May 4, 2020

Federal Judge Signs Off On Long-Running Lawsuit Over Disability Housing

A yearslong legal fight over the ability of people with developmental disabilities to choose where they live has been settled, but some families remain wary.

April 30, 2020

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Coronavirus Creates New Worries For People Who Depend On In-Home Care

Some people who were living independently have returned to live with family. Others continue to receive in-home services, but the coronavirus has made them and their support workers cautious.

April 28, 2020
A caregiver assists a man with autism.

Disability Advocates Say Billions Needed For Community-Based Services

As federal lawmakers weigh another coronavirus relief bill, disability advocates say nothing could be more important than increasing funding for home- and community-based services.

April 27, 2020
Target store

Target Expands Adaptive Clothing And Products For People With Special Needs

The retailer's designers are addressing the frustrations of people who have autism and other special needs with adaptive clothing that's stylish too.

April 22, 2020

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