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Social Security, SSI Benefits Will Increase By Largest Amount In Decades

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Promising Autism Treatment Falls Short, Study Finds

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New Book Explores History Of Controversial Facility That Uses Shock Devices

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Winery Serves Up Job Training For Those With Developmental Disabilities

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Living

Google Improving Smartphone Accessibility

Google is offering up new ways for people with various disabilities to more easily use their smartphones.

October 12, 2021

Down Syndrome

State Police Sued Over Tackling Of Man With Down Syndrome

When Dan Corbett pulled to the side of the road to calm his son with Down syndrome, he never imagined that multiple state troopers would intervene and wind up tackling his son to the ground.

October 12, 2021

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Living

Group Works To Make Beaches More Accessible

Disability advocates are pushing for greater adoption of specialized semi-permanent mats that act like a boardwalk anchored to the sand so that people of all abilities can visit the beach.

October 12, 2021
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Health & Behavior

CDC: People With Disabilities Want COVID-19 Vaccines, But Struggle To Get Them

People with disabilities are less likely to be vaccinated against COVID-19, new research suggests, but it's not because they are reluctant to do so.

October 11, 2021

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Politics & Law

Uncertainty Surrounds Biden Plan To Boost Disability Services

With President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion plan to expand the nation's social safety net being chopped, disability advocates are fighting to keep a massive investment in Medicaid waivers alive.

October 8, 2021

Education

Students In Special Ed At High Risk Of COVID-19 See Few School Options

In places with no remote learning and where masks are optional, students with disabilities who are at high risk for serious disease if they contract COVID-19 have no good options, parents say.

October 8, 2021

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Autism

‘Sesame Street’ Expands Autism Resources


Health & Behavior

For Kids With Complex Needs, In-Home Care Tough To Find

With the pandemic worsening nursing shortages, parents of children with complex medical conditions or disabilities are being forced to hospitalize their kids or take on additional duties at home.

October 6, 2021
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Education

Ed Department Issues Guidance On IEPs During Pandemic

Federal officials say that IEP teams must consider everything from goals to masks to compensatory education to ensure that students with disabilities are provided FAPE during the pandemic.

October 5, 2021

Down Syndrome

She Has Down Syndrome, Then Got COVID-19. Could Amanda Hall Learn To Walk Again?

Cindy and Walt Hall are used to fighting for their daughter. Their toughest battle came when she caught the coronavirus.

October 5, 2021

Money

California Joins Growing List Of States Ending Subminimum Wage

California is joining 10 other states including Alaska, Oregon and Texas in phasing out the practice of paying workers with disabilities as little as $2 an hour.

October 5, 2021

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Living

Ranking Lists Best Cities For People With Disabilities

What's the best city in America for people with disabilities? A new ranking is designed to answer that question.

October 4, 2021

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Living

Survey Finds Disability Service Providers On The Brink


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Money

No Labor Shortage At Cafe Staffed By Workers With Intellectual Disabilities

One restaurant has avoided the labor shortage plaguing the rest of the industry. Staffed almost entirely by people with intellectual disabilities, the eatery is flush with prospective employees.

October 1, 2021
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Autism

YouTube Bans Videos Linking Autism, Vaccines

YouTube is cracking down on vaccine misinformation, saying that it will remove videos suggesting that vaccines cause autism, among other falsehoods.

September 30, 2021
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Health & Behavior

For Children With Disabilities, Climate Change Brings Multiple Threats

Climate change is a growing threat to people with disabilities, especially those with complex medical conditions who may have trouble keeping their bodies cool or living without power.

September 29, 2021
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