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House Approves Largest Investment Ever In Community-Based Services

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Coffee Shop Has Big Plans To Expand Opportunities For Those With IDD

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Crime Against People With Disabilities On The Rise

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Firm Designs Buildings To Meet Needs Of Kids With Autism

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Living

Staff Crisis Had State Planning To Move Group Home Residents Into Facility With Cots

A group home staffing crisis prompted a state plan to move dozens of residents with disabilities into a day center where cots were being set up in a gymnasium.

November 30, 2021
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Education

Survey Finds Schools Failing To Offer Compensatory Services To Students In Special Ed

The vast majority of students with disabilities have been offered no compensatory services, a new survey finds, despite concerns from parents about learning loss and regression amid the pandemic.

November 19, 2021

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Living

Apple’s iPad Gets Assistive Technology Boost

Through a partnership with a venerable name in the world of assistive technology, people with disabilities can now control Apple's iPad using nothing more than their eyes.

November 18, 2021
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Autism

New Peppa Pig Theme Park To Be Autism-Friendly

A first-of-its-kind Peppa Pig theme park that's set to open near Legoland next year is being designed to meet the needs of kids with autism and it will feature wheelchair-accessible rides.

November 18, 2021

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Health & Behavior

How Modern Medicine Neglects Mothers-To-Be With Disabilities

Though women with disabilities now get pregnant and give birth at the same rate as women without disabilities, most obstetricians know little more about them than they did nearly a century ago.

November 17, 2021
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Education

Biden Names Pick For Special Education Chief

The country may soon see a new top special education official.

November 16, 2021

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Politics & Law

Britney Spears’ Case Highlights Pitfalls Of Conservatorships


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Health & Behavior

Wheelchair Users Can Face Hefty Costs Not Covered By Insurance

The right wheelchair can cost thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars, and private insurance only covers so much. Now, a federal class-action lawsuit claims the situation is discriminatory.

November 16, 2021
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Living

Google Seeks Help From People With Speech Issues

Google wants to make it easier for people with disabilities that affect their speech to communicate with those around them and they're looking for some help.

November 15, 2021

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Politics & Law

CVS Drops Supreme Court Case Over Disability Community Concerns

CVS is backing off a U.S. Supreme Court case amid concerns from disability advocates that a ruling in the company's favor could undermine fundamental tenets of the nation's disability rights laws.

November 12, 2021
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Education

Federal Judge Blocks State Ban On Mask Mandates In Schools

A state executive order banning public schools from imposing mask mandates cannot be enforced because it violates federal law by putting students with disabilities at greater risk of COVID-19.

November 12, 2021

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Politics & Law

Justice Department Sues Uber For Disability Discrimination

The U.S. government is suing Uber alleging that the ride-sharing service is illegally overcharging people with disabilities by imposing "wait time" fees if they need extra time to get in a car.

November 11, 2021

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Living

Airbnb Works To Improve Offerings For Those With Disabilities


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Living

With Disability-Friendly Packaging, Olay Aims For Greater Accessibility

A major beauty brand is rethinking its packaging in an effort to be more accessible to people with disabilities and they're hoping that other companies will follow suit.

November 9, 2021

Autism

One Boy’s Struggles Show How States Often Fail Kids With Severe Autism

Emmett Tolis went to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as his parents sought residential treatment for his severe autism. Four months later, they've had no luck, and he's still there.

November 9, 2021

Education

Rule Change Upends Special Education For Some

A change to a state rule intended to ensure that only 1% of students are deemed to have the most significant cognitive disabilities suddenly took away help many had received for years.

November 9, 2021
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