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Beyoncé Changing Lyrics Over Disability Concerns

Health & Behavior

New Push Underway To Train Doctors, Dentists On Developmental Disabilities

Living

Pottery Barn Launches Accessible Furniture Line

Money

Group Home Providers Struggle With Surging Inflation

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Politics & Law

On ADA Anniversary, Republican Lawmakers Mock Disability Accommodation

An effort by Vice President Kamala Harris to be accommodating toward people with disabilities is sparking backlash from Republicans.

July 28, 2022
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Living

PBS Documentary Explores Shortcomings Of Disability Support System

What happens when a family is left to care for an adult who is deaf, blind and has autism without support? That's the focus of a new documentary that's set to premiere on national television.

July 26, 2022

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Education

School, Staffers Indicted In Restraint Death Of 13-Year-Old With Autism

A now-shuttered school and three former employees have been indicted in the 2018 death of a 13-year-old with autism who was held in a face-down restraint for nearly two hours, authorities said.

July 26, 2022
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Health & Behavior

Parents Become Drug Developers To Save Their Children’s Lives

Families affected by ultra-rare diseases are starting their own companies to speed the development of treatments for their kids, venturing into territory that traditional drugmakers deem too risky.

July 26, 2022

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Money

Federal Disability Employment Program Bans Subminimum Wage

A major federal program that facilitates jobs for people with disabilities working on government contracts will soon no longer allow them to be paid less than minimum wage.

July 25, 2022
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Living

Six Flags Expanding Disability Offerings

After enhancing services for visitors with autism, Six Flags is now taking steps to ensure its parks are more welcoming for people with other types of disabilities too.

July 22, 2022

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Politics & Law

Justice Department Sues Cubs For ADA Violations


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Health & Behavior

After Institutionalizing Son, Mom Fights To Bring Him Home

While many youths are living inside hospitals waiting for psychiatric beds, hospitals have also become a warehouse for those whose families are struggling to access supports so they can go home.

July 21, 2022
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Education

Biden Administration Warns Schools About Disciplining Students With Disabilities

With new guidance, the U.S. Department of Education is putting schools on notice that they need to rethink the way they are disciplining students with disabilities.

July 20, 2022

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Politics & Law

Uber To Pay Millions To Settle Claims Of Overcharging People With Disabilities

Uber will make changes and pay millions to settle a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit alleging that the ride-sharing service illegally overcharged people with disabilities for years.

July 19, 2022

Health & Behavior

Future Of Major Services Provider In Doubt

As a state seeks to revoke the license of a large provider, many with disabilities are unsure whether to wait for a final determination or find other care at a time when options are scarce.

July 19, 2022

Living

First-Ever US Adaptive Championship Puts Spotlight On Golfers With Disabilities

The U.S. Adaptive Open is teeing off, featuring golfers with amputated limbs, Down syndrome, diabetes, a club foot and cerebral palsy in an event that backers hope will inspire others.

July 19, 2022

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Education

Most States Repeatedly Fail To Meet Special Ed Responsibilities, Education Department Finds


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Health & Behavior

New 988 Hotline May Help Those With IDD In Crisis

A national hotline launching this weekend is intended to help anyone experiencing a mental health crisis and advocates are hopeful the new line will benefit those with developmental disabilities.

July 15, 2022
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Education

School Staff Shortages Continue Into Summer, Pushing Special Ed Classes Online

The staffing shortages that plagued schools during the academic year are continuing this summer, curtailing extended school year services for some students with disabilities.

July 15, 2022
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Cerebral Palsy

Despite Cerebral Palsy, Race Car Driver Only Knows One Speed

He grew up at the track in a racing family. But the fact that Bryan Narducci was almost born at the track, and the circumstances of his birth, are where his story shifts from the typical driver.

July 14, 2022
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