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Stimulus Funds Earmarked For Disability Services Remain In Limbo

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Microsoft Takes Aim At The ‘Disability Divide’

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Special Educator Named National Teacher Of The Year

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People With IDD Are Helping Providers Improve The Vaccination Experience

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Living

Pandemic Exaggerated Pressures On DSPs, Report Finds

Long plagued by high turnover and low pay, new research suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic further amplified the extraordinary pressures on DSPs who help people with developmental disabilities.

May 4, 2021

Health & Behavior

For Spanish-Speaking Families, An Uphill Battle For Special Needs Services

Language issues likely play a big part in fueling what advocates say are significant disparities in disability services for Spanish-speaking families.

May 4, 2021

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Intellectual Disability

Fine Doubled For Restaurant Boss Who Enslaved Man With Intellectual Disability

A man who pleaded guilty to enslaving a Black man with intellectual disability at his restaurant for five years has to pay him more than $500,000, a court ruled.

May 4, 2021
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Autism

New National Health Care Network To Focus On Autism

A first-of-its-kind network of autism centers is aiming to better address the needs of those with the developmental disability by putting the latest research into practice faster.

May 3, 2021

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Politics & Law

How Biden’s Families Plan Impacts People With Disabilities

President Joe Biden's $1.8 trillion American Families Plan would establish a federal paid leave program and boost child care and special education, but the proposal falls short on modernizing SSI.

April 30, 2021

Living

Chefs Share Recipes For Accessibility In The Kitchen

Food and cooking are essential areas where those with disabilities are often overlooked. But with some adjustments, cooking can be accessible to those with physical and intellectual disabilities.

April 30, 2021

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Health & Behavior

Mock Clinic Helps Those With Special Needs Prepare For COVID-19 Vaccine


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Autism

Can An App Spot Kids With Autism?

Researchers say they are one step closer to using a smartphone app to identify children with autism.

April 28, 2021
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Living

TSA To Improve Screening For Travelers With Disabilities

The TSA is set to start implementing new staff training and screening procedures to better serve individuals with disabilities as they make their way through airports across the country.

April 27, 2021

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Education

Parents Want Schools To Face Burden Of Proof In IEP Disputes

Since the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the burden of proof in IEP disputes falls on parents, some states have pinned the responsibility to defend their points of view on schools instead.

April 27, 2021
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Living

‘Crip Camp’ Team’s Appearance At Oscars Marks ‘Tipping Point’ For Inclusion

With wheelchairs and a service dog, the team behind "Crip Camp" — a documentary about the origins of the disability rights movement — brought a different kind of diversity to the red carpet.

April 27, 2021

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Autism

Government Ignoring Recommendations On Autism Funding, Study Finds

A panel of federal officials, advocates and other stakeholders is supposed to set the government's autism priorities, but new research suggests that's not what's happening.

April 26, 2021

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Health & Behavior

Nation’s Pediatricians Told To Look Out For Abuse Of Kids With Disabilities


Living

Teacher Creates Social Justice Curriculum For Students With Special Needs

After George Floyd died last summer, one teacher couldn't find a curriculum that dealt with social justice issues that was written for students with disabilities, so she created her own.

April 23, 2021
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Money

Biden Urged To Back Broad Changes To SSI

Dozens of federal lawmakers are calling on the Biden administration to support increasing SSI benefits, growing the asset limit, doing away with the marriage penalty and other changes.

April 22, 2021
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Education

Sent Home Early: Lost Learning In Special Education

Some students with disabilities have had their school days shortened for months or years, often with devastating consequences.

April 21, 2021
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