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Airbnb Rolls Out New Features For Those With Disabilities

Following accusations of discrimination against travelers with disabilities, Airbnb said it is implementing changes aimed at making its platform friendlier to those with various needs.

March 20, 2018

Race Is On To Renew Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions

Disability advocates are scrambling to get funding renewed for a federal program that's helped thousands with developmental disabilities leave institutions but is now on the brink of collapse.

March 20, 2018
Google headquarters

Google Now Includes Accessible Routes

With a new Google Maps feature, the technology giant is looking to make it easier for people with disabilities to get around.

March 16, 2018

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Bed And Breakfast Will Operate As Working Group Home

Adults with developmental disabilities will live in and operate a bed and breakfast that's expected to open for business in late spring or early summer.

March 13, 2018
United Airlines CEO

United Airlines To Train Employees On Intellectual Disabilities

A major U.S. airline is taking steps to improve travel for people with intellectual disabilities while also eyeing other ways to beef up inclusion.

March 9, 2018
The Good Doctor

Autism Drama ‘The Good Doctor’ Awarded New Season

With sky-high ratings, network executives are green-lighting a second season for a prime-time drama centering on a physician on the spectrum.

March 8, 2018

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Macy Okrzesik plays on a swing

Families Affected By FASD Hope For Increased Awareness, Treatments

With new research suggesting that fetal alcohol spectrum disorders could be at least as common as autism, affected families are hopeful that awareness of the condition will increase.

March 6, 2018

Can A Man With A Disability Stay In A Marriage He Might Not Understand?

Amid concerns from the family of a man with intellectual disability, a judge is weighing the questions raised by the man's marriage to a typically-developing spouse who's also his guardian.

March 6, 2018
An adult with autism watches television in his apartment

Autism-Related Challenges Persist Well Into Adulthood, Study Shows

In one of the first studies to look at the lives of people with autism as they hit middle age, researchers found adults struggling with independence, employment and relationships.

March 5, 2018

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Uber Has Shortage Of Accessible Vehicles, Lawsuit Claims

The Uber app includes an option to request a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, but in a new lawsuit advocates allege that the cars are rarely available.

March 2, 2018
Sandy Davis works on an activity with Marjorie Strong

Group Home Troubles Prompt Some To Enter Institutions

Despite one state's promise to reform group homes, many remain dangerously unprepared to shelter adults with profound disabilities and some people are leaving the community for institutions.

March 1, 2018

Police: Staff Locked Residents In ‘Filthy’ Facility And Left

A criminal investigation is being launched after 35 residents were evacuated from a squalid, bedbug-ridden facility that cares for people with behavioral and developmental disabilities.

February 27, 2018

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