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Disability Service Providers On Brink Of Collapse

Nonprofit executives in one state say the coronavirus has ravaged their operations, resulting in six-figure monthly losses, layoffs and rapidly depleting cash reserves.

June 26, 2020
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Lyft Settles Disability Discrimination Claims With Justice Department

Lyft is agreeing to change its ways after being accused of denying rides to people with disabilities in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

June 24, 2020

Pandemic Upends The Lives Of People With Disabilities — And Of Their Caregivers

Already facing a shortage of caregivers, the pandemic is further wreaking havoc on the lives of people with disabilities who rely on others in order to work and live independently.

June 18, 2020

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Amazon Orders Comedic Drama Starring Actors With Autism

The creator of "Parenthood" is bringing a new series about the experiences of three young adults with autism to Amazon.

June 17, 2020
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Senate Proposal Seeks Protections For Family Caregivers

Employers would be barred from discriminating against workers who care for family members with developmental disabilities or other special needs under a new federal bill.

June 15, 2020
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Feds Pump Millions Into Disability Housing As Part Of Coronavirus Relief

Federal officials are funneling millions of dollars into new housing opportunities for people with disabilities across the nation.

June 9, 2020

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Couple Prove Down Syndrome, Autism No Barrier To Marriage

She has Down syndrome. He has autism. Together they have 10 years of wedded bliss.

June 9, 2020

In State-Run Homes For Adults With Disabilities, COVID-19 Spread Quickly

While much attention to COVID-19's impact has focused on nursing homes, infection rates are remarkably high in another kind of setting: state-operated centers for adults with disabilities.

June 5, 2020
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With Schools Shut, Life Skills Program For Students With Disabilities Hits The Road

Unable to welcome students to the 5,000-square-foot mini-town where they practice banking, going to the movies, the salon and more, a life skills program is setting up in kids' front yards.

June 4, 2020

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PBS Show Features Superhero With Autism

Autism is getting the superhero treatment on a new children's television show.

June 3, 2020
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Mom Hasn’t Seen Son With Autism Since March Because Of COVID-19 Lockdown

When the pandemic hit, long-term care facilities were among the first to close doors to visitors, but with no plan to reopen, one mom worries how long it will be before she sees her son again.

June 2, 2020

Day Programs Wonder When They Should Reopen — And If They’ll Survive

The groups that run day programs for those with developmental disabilities are wary of returning to normal operations as some areas of the country reopen without more detailed guidance.

June 2, 2020

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