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In First, Pediatricians Get Guidance On Hospitalized Teens With IDD

Money

World’s Largest Clothing Retailer To Double Its Disability Employment

Living

Rest Areas Getting Adult Changing Rooms To Help Caregivers Of People With Disabilities

Education

Teacher Sues Claiming That Lack Of Special Ed Aide Prompted ‘Crying Spells’

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Politics & Law

Lawmakers Revive Effort To Prop Up Disability Services

As a new Congress gets underway, federal lawmakers are resurrecting efforts to shore up the nation's beleaguered home and community-based services system.

January 27, 2023
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Money

McDonald’s Fired Man Who Worked There 37 Years In Violation Of ADA, Lawsuit Says

Despite more than three decades on the job, a grill cook with autism was fired in violation of the ADA not long after a new owner took over, according to a lawsuit filed by the EEOC.

January 27, 2023

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Autism

Study: Even With Fivefold Increase, Autism Likely Undercounted

New research suggests that autism prevalence rose as much as 500% in recent decades, but it still may be underdiagnosed.

January 26, 2023
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Education

Parents Seek Special Ed Services Lost To COVID

The leader of an administrators group says there's "no humanly way possible" to make up for a year of school closures as families face difficulties recouping services lost to the pandemic.

January 25, 2023

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Autism

Can Limiting Screen Time Improve Autism Symptoms?

New research suggests that substantially reducing the amount of time that young kids with autism spend watching screens could lead to fewer symptoms of the developmental disorder.

January 24, 2023

Cerebral Palsy

Startup Creates Bionic Clothing To Help People With Cerebral Palsy

The leg sleeve, which is expected to be publicly available this year, uses sensors and electrodes to help those with cerebral palsy and similar impairments walk with greater ease.

January 24, 2023

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Living

States Struggle To Curb Fake Emotional Support Animals


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Education

Ed Department Sees Sharp Rise In Disability Discrimination Complaints In Schools

The U.S. Department of Education says that complaints of disability discrimination in the nation's schools are at the highest level in five years.

January 23, 2023
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Living

Housing Vouchers Earmarked For People With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is sending millions in funding to local officials across the country to help people with disabilities access housing in their communities.

January 20, 2023

Education

High Court Could Change The Rights Of Students With Disabilities To Sue For Damages

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether students with disabilities can seek financial relief under a federal law prohibiting discrimination even if they've already settled a case under IDEA.

January 20, 2023
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Autism

Federal Autism Panel Approves New Strategic Plan

For the first time in years, a federal panel tasked with guiding the nation's priorities on autism is moving to update the government's agenda for addressing the developmental disability.

January 19, 2023

Politics & Law

EEOC: Hotel Told Employee With Disability That Applying For Promotion Was ‘Waste Of His Time’

A major hotel chain has settled with federal officials over allegations that a worker with a disability was discouraged from applying for a promotion because accommodations could not be provided.

January 18, 2023

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Politics & Law

Supreme Court Case Could Change How Special Ed Disputes Are Handled


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Living

PlayStation Developing Accessible Controller

One of the biggest names in video gaming is working to make its offering more accessible to people with disabilities.

January 17, 2023
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Money

Surge In Remote Working Fuels Record Employment For People With Disabilities

After generations of being overlooked and sidelined in the job market, Americans with disabilities are enjoying an unprecedented employment boom — thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

January 17, 2023
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Autism

Test Can Predict Autism In Kids — Using Their Hair, Study Says

A groundbreaking new test can predict the future emergence of autism in young children and infants using a single strand of hair, researchers say, potentially lowering the average age of diagnosis.

January 17, 2023
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