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Quiet Zones, Fidgets And Ear Muffs: Parades And Festivals Add Sensory Accommodations

From state fairs to local parades to Pride festivals, events are adding quiet areas and other tools for those with autism and sensory issues.

June 25, 2024

Adults With Disabilities Asked To Make Way For Foster Kids

Families say they are feeling pressured by state officials to move their loved ones with disabilities in order to allow foster children to use the homes where they now live.

June 25, 2024
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Google Releasing Bevy Of Accessibility Improvements

Google is unveiling a slew of accessibility updates while also announcing new efforts to support people with disabilities creating content online.

June 21, 2024

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Netflix Backs Effort To Support Filmmakers With Disabilities

Netflix is putting up money for a new fellowship aimed at helping writers and filmmakers with disabilities break into the entertainment industry.

June 18, 2024

University Professors Hope To Open Inclusive Toy Lab

Freshman engineering students are working to design toys that are accessible to as many people as possible, a first step in creating an inclusive toy design lab.

June 18, 2024
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Anthropologie Rolls Out Adaptive Clothing For People With Disabilities

Anthropologie is the latest retailer to introduce a collection of clothing aimed at better meeting the needs of people with disabilities.

June 14, 2024

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New ADA Drop-Off Zones Are Coming To The Capitol, But Barriers Remain

Arriving at Capitol Hill has long been a source of stress for visitors with disabilities, but the situation may soon get easier with the addition of new drop-off and pick-up zones.

June 14, 2024
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Film About Father Raising Son With Down Syndrome Debuts At Tribeca

The feature film "Color Book" explores setbacks experienced by a father and his son with Down syndrome as they attempt to attend their first baseball game together.

June 13, 2024
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Places Of Worship Take Steps To Be More Inclusive

More places of worship are working to be accessible and inclusive, with accommodations ranging from adding ramps, to having the choir sing on the main floor or having a sensory room.

June 11, 2024

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Medicaid Waiver Changes Could Lead To More Institutionalization, Advocates Fear

As one state revamps its systems for assessing and funding services for people with disabilities, those who rely on the critical waiver dollars are on edge.

June 6, 2024
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‘Ezra’ Movie Sees Actor With Autism Shine With Bobby Cannavale, Robert De Niro

After reviewing hundreds of auditions, the filmmakers of the new movie "Ezra" had just weeks to spare before shooting when they finally found the first-time actor with autism to take on the title role.

June 5, 2024
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Uber Launching Service To Help Caregivers

The ride-sharing service Uber is introducing an option designed to make it easier for caregivers to get people with disabilities and others they assist from one place to another.

June 4, 2024

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