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Jenni Gold on the red carpet

Film Tells Story Of Disabilities In Hollywood

A new documentary featuring a who's who of Hollywood A-listers is delving into the history of how disabilities are portrayed on screen.

September 27, 2018

Families Sue To Keep Loved Ones In Institutional Settings

Families are suing arguing that policies promoting home- and community-based services could force their loved ones into apartments, group homes and other unsuitable living situations.

September 25, 2018

Fundraiser Pairs Chefs, People With Special Needs

A new project is connecting chefs with people who have developmental disabilities to inspire restaurant menu items, with a portion of proceeds going to support group homes and day programs.

September 25, 2018

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Netflix sign

Netflix Defends Use Of ‘Retarded’

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is defending a segment featuring the word "retarded" that airs on the streaming service saying that such language falls within the bounds of "creative expression."

September 24, 2018
Jeff Sessions

Justice Department Urged To Address Web Accessibility

Citing growing litigation, a group of senators is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to weigh in on how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies online.

September 19, 2018

New Documentary Questions IQ As A Measure Of Intelligence

A film challenging what it means to have intellectual disability is set to screen at theaters across the country.

September 18, 2018

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U.S. Capitol

Plan To Renew Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions Advances

Lawmakers are pushing forward with plans to renew a federal program that helps people with disabilities move from institutions to community living.

September 17, 2018
Norm Macdonald

Former ‘SNL’ Star In Hot Water Over Down Syndrome Comments

While making the rounds to promote his new show, a former "Saturday Night Live" funnyman is taking heat for using the term "Down syndrome" in a derogatory way.

September 13, 2018
Man with autism and his mom

Living With Mom And Dad May Impede Access To Autism Services

As more children with autism enter adulthood, new research finds that residing with family may predict more than anything how much access they have to services.

September 12, 2018

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Actors With Autism Join Netflix Series ‘Atypical’

A Netflix series centering on the experiences of a teen with autism is adding nearly a half-dozen actors on the spectrum to its cast.

September 11, 2018

Families Of Kids With Special Needs Say Military Is Failing Them

Eight years after legal requirements were set in motion to "enhance and improve" support for those with special needs, families say the military has failed to follow through.

September 11, 2018
Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

Congress Weighs Reauthorizing Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions

Following an initial vote in Congress, advocates are hopeful that a federal program aimed at helping people with disabilities move from institutions to community living will be renewed.

September 10, 2018

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