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COVID-19 Was Leading Killer Of People With Developmental Disabilities

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Lawsuit: Parents Say Special Education Cases Are Rigged Against Them

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In First, Feds Issue National Strategy To Support Family Caregivers

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$100 Million Going Toward Autism Research

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Education

Staffing Problems Prompt Safety Concerns For Students With Disabilities

Support staff who assist students with disabilities in one school district are speaking out about unsafe conditions caused by staff shortages.

September 23, 2022
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Living

As Institutions Close, Families Of Longtime Residents Face Agonizing Choices

Under federal pressure to improve care for people with IDD, Iowa is set to join 45 other states that have closed most or all of their institutions, leaving families with wrenching choices.

September 21, 2022

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Living

Lollapalooza, Other Major Music Festivals To Welcome Those With Disabilities

A new effort will open the gates of some of the nation's most popular music festivals to more people with disabilities.

September 20, 2022

Autism

Can Artificial Intelligence Detect Autism Doctors Miss?

Researchers are testing an app that uses AI to analyze toddlers' movements, eye positions and facial expressions to see whether computers can offer a more objective way of diagnosing autism.

September 20, 2022

Education

Apartment-Style Classroom Prepares Students In Special Ed For Life After High School

Through lessons in an apartment setting, high school students with disabilities are gaining hands-on experience with everything from cooking and laundry to maintaining an exercise routine.

September 20, 2022
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Politics & Law

New Proposal In Congress Would Remove ‘Mentally Retarded’ From Federal Law

Years after the term "mental retardation" was stripped from many federal statutes, numerous references to "mentally retarded" remain. Now, a bipartisan group in Congress wants to change that.

September 19, 2022

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Money

Workforce Crisis In IDD Sector Costing Millions


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Politics & Law

Court Victories Deliver Cautious Hope For Voters With Disabilities

More than 20 states enacted a wave of barriers to the ballot process in recent years. Protecting the rights of voters with disabilities is one area in which advocates have successfully pushed back.

September 16, 2022
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Money

Social Security, SSI Recipients Likely To See Biggest Increase In Decades

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits are expected to increase next year by the largest amount in more than 40 years, a new estimate suggests.

September 15, 2022

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Living

Kohl’s Unveils Clothing Collection For Adults With Disabilities

Three years after introducing a line of sensory-friendly and adaptive clothing for kids, a major national retailer is adding options for adults with disabilities too.

September 14, 2022
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Autism

National Autism Care Network Expands

A one-of-a-kind national network of autism centers designed to transform how care is developed and provided to those on the spectrum and their families is growing.

September 13, 2022

Education

Staff Shortages Could Cut School Week To 4 Days For Students In Special Ed

As educator shortages plague school districts from coast to coast, one district is working to redeploy special ed support staff to avoid a shortened week that would lead to a longer school year.

September 13, 2022

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Health & Behavior

For-Profit Companies’ Entry Into Medicaid Program Raises Concern


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Living

CBS Commits To Better Disability Representation On TV

With the start of the new season, a major television network is committing to feature more actors with disabilities, both in roles written as having disabilities and those that do not.

September 12, 2022
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Education

Ed Department Wants Input On Improving IDEA Scorecards

Every year the U.S. Department of Education evaluates how well each state is meeting its obligations under IDEA. Now, the agency is seeking feedback as it considers changes to the process.

September 9, 2022

Living

Zoo Embraces Disability Inclusion In Hiring And With Visitors

Inclusion efforts at one zoo mean hiring people with developmental disabilities and ensuring an accessible guest experience with features like a universal changing station and a sensory garden.

September 9, 2022
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