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How Common Is Intellectual Disability Among Adults?

A new study is among the first to estimate the number of adults in the U.S. with intellectual disability, offering policymakers and other stakeholders a snapshot of the need for resources.

February 23, 2024
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Starbucks Transforming Stores To Improve Disability Access

Starbucks is making big changes to ensure that its stores are more inclusive and accessible to employees and customers with disabilities in a move that's intended to serve as a model for other retailers.

February 21, 2024

Online Marketplace Aims To Improve Consumer Experience For People With Disabilities

People with disabilities have $200 billion in purchasing power in the U.S., but often report bad customer experiences. Now, an online marketplace is highlighting businesses that are accommodating.

February 20, 2024

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With New Season, ‘The Good Doctor’ Adds Character With Autism

An actress with autism is set to take on a prominent role in a prime-time network drama.

February 13, 2024
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Teacher Who Created Orchestra For Students With IDD Wins Grammy

Grammys aren't just for the likes of Taylor Swift and SZA. A high school music teacher who started an orchestra for students with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities took one home too.

February 9, 2024
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Proms Expected To Draw Over 100,000 With Disabilities

Hundreds of proms designed to accommodate people with disabilities are set to take place at venues around the world all on a single night leading up to Valentine's Day.

February 6, 2024

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SSI Recipients Can’t Afford Housing Anywhere In The US

Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries receive too little each month to reasonably afford apartment rent in any housing market across the nation, a new report shows.

February 5, 2024

Coffee Clubs Give Adults With Autism A Chance To Bond, Build Relationships

The gatherings provide a safe space with social supports for adults on the autism spectrum to meet up, make connections, play cards and board games or simply read a book.

February 2, 2024
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Children’s Books Recognized For Stories About Disabilities

Several new children's books are claiming honors alongside the famed Newbery and Caldecott Medals for featuring storylines focused on the experiences of those with disabilities.

January 30, 2024

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Census Weighs Overhaul Of Disability Questions

The U.S. Census Bureau says it received thousands of comments after proposing major changes to the way it counts the number of Americans with disabilities and is deciding whether to finalize the plan.

January 29, 2024
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Lawmakers Want To End SSI Marriage Penalty For People With Developmental Disabilities

Under a bipartisan proposal in Congress, people with developmental disabilities would no longer sacrifice a key government benefit if they choose to get married.

January 26, 2024
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Autism-Friendly Airports, Hotels Offer Travel Accessibility

With autism rates rising significantly in recent decades, the travel industry is taking notice, providing free practice stays, boarding rehearsals and more.

January 24, 2024

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