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Tech Firm Helps Youth With Developmental Disabilities Find STEM Career Paths

A university program is offering youth of color with intellectual and developmental disabilities introductions to STEM careers with real-life experiences working in the field at a tech company.

September 16, 2021
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Netflix Brings Back Autism Dating Show

A documentary series following young people with autism as they experience the world of dating is set to return.

September 15, 2021

Parents Say State Wants To Move Adults With Severe Disabilities To ‘Prison-Like’ Facility

The parents of adults with conditions such as autism say they are being forced to choose between sending their child to a fenced-in institutional facility, or lose funding for their care.

September 14, 2021

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Disability Service Providers Shuttering In Many States

Half of states are reporting that Medicaid home and community-based services providers have closed since the start of the pandemic, with many seeing multiple types of services shut their doors.

September 10, 2021

Pandemic Leaves Families Of Children In Special Ed Feeling Left Behind

With a wildly spreading delta variant, many families of vulnerable children with disabilities feel forgotten by state and school leaders and disregarded by those who reject mask wearing.

September 9, 2021
TV

Nielsen Finds Disabilities Largely Missing From TV Ads

Just 1% of television advertising includes people with disabilities, new research indicates, even though this demographic accounts for more than a quarter of the population.

September 7, 2021

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How To Prepare For A Disaster If You Live With A Disability

For people with disabilities, evacuating at a moment's notice or stockpiling supplies can be complicated. However, experts say there are things everyone can do to prepare, no matter their needs.

September 7, 2021

Program Offers A Home, Family To Adults With Developmental Disabilities

For adults with developmental disabilities who don't want to live alone or in a group home, adult foster care offers the opportunity to be matched with a family.

August 31, 2021

Gym Provides Sensory-Safe Play For Kids On The Spectrum

With franchises at nearly 100 sites in 25 states and eight countries, one company is offering up therapeutic play spaces for kids with autism and other special needs in a "judgment-free zone."

August 31, 2021

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Steve Madden Rethinks Shoes For Kids With Special Needs

Yet another big name in shoes is offering up styles tailored specifically for children with special needs.

August 27, 2021

Growing Up Is Hard, Especially For Young People With Disabilities

Young adults with disabilities say the transition to adulthood is filled with extra challenges and schools, disability providers and health officials need to better prepare families.

August 26, 2021
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Disney Making Changes To Disability Access At Theme Parks

Big changes are coming once again to Disney's system for providing accommodations to people with disabilities at its theme parks.

August 24, 2021

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