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Cheers For Amy Schumer’s Disclosure That Her Husband Is On The Spectrum

Advocates say that comedian Amy Schumer's recent disclosure that her husband is on the spectrum could raise awareness of the difficulties and rewards of dating those with autism.

March 21, 2019

A Year Later, Still No Charges In Group Home Death

A year after a man with disabilities was murdered, the group home where he lived has closed and a watchdog has ended its investigation but police don't know when charges will be filed.

March 19, 2019

New Day Program Envisioned With ‘Community College-Like Campus’

Frustrated that many students depart high school only to sit at home with nothing to do, a teacher is developing a new day program to serve adults with disabilities, regardless of severity.

March 15, 2019

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At SeaWorld’s Water Park, An Autism-Friendly Approach Takes Root

A revamped quiet space, more detailed signs and new employee training have helped SeaWorld's Aquatica Orlando become the first water park designated as a certified autism center.

March 12, 2019
Facebook headquarters

Facebook Clamping Down On Vaccine Misinformation

Less than a week after a major study further refuted any connection between autism and vaccines, Facebook says it will crack down on the spread of vaccine misinformation on its platform.

March 11, 2019
Spread the Word to End the Word event

‘R-Word’ Pledge Is No More

Ten years in, an initiative aimed at stomping out use of the word "retard" is evolving to embrace a new focus.

March 7, 2019

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Adult-Sized Changing Tables A Basic Need, Families Say

Families of those with disabilities who rely on diapers are pushing for legislation to make adult-sized changing tables more available in public places.

March 5, 2019

With Proposal, State Considers Apartments Over Costly Group Homes

Recognizing that many people with intellectual disabilities can function well in more independent settings, one state is set to consider a proposal to support individuals in apartments.

March 5, 2019
Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

Renewed Push Underway To Extend Program That Helps People Leave Institutions

Lawmakers are pressing ahead with efforts to renew a federal program that helps people with disabilities move from institutions to community-based settings.

March 4, 2019

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State Launches Developmental Disability ID Cards

People with developmental disabilities in one of the nation's most populous states can now apply for a government-issued identification card designed to ease encounters with first responders.

February 27, 2019

Families Struggling To Find Care For Adults With Disabilities

Low wages for personal care attendants mean families are often unable to maintain the assistance they need leaving some people with disabilities no choice but to move into a nursing home.

February 26, 2019

Kids With Autism Twice As Likely To Be Abused

New research suggests that children with autism are much more likely than other kids to be mistreated, according to a wide-ranging review of reports to child abuse hotlines.

February 25, 2019

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