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Sensory-Friendly Santa Coming To Hundreds Of Locations Nationwide

As the holiday season gets underway, hundreds of malls will offer individuals with disabilities a special opportunity to meet with Santa Claus without the hubbub that such visits often entail.

November 29, 2022
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Airbnb Using AI To Vet Accessible Rentals

Airbnb is turning to artificial intelligence to make it easier for people with disabilities to find rentals that meet their needs.

November 17, 2022
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Disney Adds Dolls In Wheelchairs To ‘It’s A Small World’

Disney's iconic "It's a Small World" ride is getting an update to be more inclusive of people with disabilities.

November 15, 2022

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US Olympic And Paralympic Committee Covered Up Abuse Of Athlete With Autism, Lawsuit Alleges

A Paralympic swimmer with autism and intellectual disability was repeatedly assaulted and raped by a teammate with cerebral palsy and officials were complicit, according to a lawsuit.

November 15, 2022

Family Caregivers Forced To Fill In Gaps With DSPs In Short Supply

Understaffed service providers are sending people with disabilities back to live with their families, turning away new clients and making other changes.

November 15, 2022
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Stranded Without Care, Man Loses Limbs Because Of Severe Staffing Shortage

While the extreme outcome is unusual, it reflects the reality facing many with significant disabilities who are struggling to find services to live at home as thousands of caregiving jobs go unfilled.

November 11, 2022

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Delta Works To Make Air Travel More Inclusive

As the holiday travel season gears up, Delta Air Lines is offering an inclusive experience at select airports and is teaming up with the TSA to help make flying more accessible.

November 10, 2022
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Woman Behind Landmark Disability Rights Case Dies

The lead plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Olmstead v. L.C. — which affirmed the right of people with disabilities to live in the community — has died.

November 9, 2022
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Autism Takes Center Stage In ‘SNL’ Monologue

"Saturday Night Live" host Amy Schumer used her monologue to talk about her family's experience since her husband was diagnosed with autism.

November 8, 2022

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NHL Team Parts Ways With Player Convicted Of Bullying Classmate With Disability

An NHL team is reversing course after facing intense backlash for signing a player who was convicted of bullying a Black classmate with a developmental disability when he was 14.

November 8, 2022
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Pet Ownership Brings ‘Huge Benefits’ To Adults With Autism, Study Finds

Pet ownership leads to better mental health outcomes in adults with autism, new research suggests, and the gains exist no matter what type of companion animal an individual has.

November 4, 2022
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IDD Services Still Haven’t Rebounded From COVID Shutdowns

A growing number of adults with developmental disabilities are approved for benefits under Medicaid but remain without services as agencies struggle to restart programs shut down during the pandemic.

November 2, 2022

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