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Feds Launch Hotline To Help People With Disabilities Access COVID-19 Vaccines

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Freddie Mac To Support Housing For Those With IDD

Living

State Scrambles For Solutions As Major Disability Services Provider Plans Exit

Autism

Nonprofit Aims To Keep Adults With Autism From Falling Off ‘The Cliff’

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Autism

Pediatricians Urged To Avoid Certain Tests For Kids With Autism

Pediatricians and families are being urged to think twice before going forward with a handful of clinical tests for kids with autism and other disabilities.

June 11, 2021

Money

Biden Administration Will Defend Law That Denies SSI Benefits To Some

Residents of Puerto Rico and other territories are excluded from SSI and President Joe Biden says the Justice Department will defend a law keeping it that way even though he wants it changed.

June 11, 2021

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Education

Ed Department Wants Feedback On Discipline Of Students With Disabilities

Students with disabilities often face more disciplinary action at school than other kids and federal officials say they're looking for ideas about how to put an end to the disparity.

June 10, 2021

Living

Advocates Say Housing Project Would Institutionalize People With Disabilities

A proposed $40 million community for 185 adults with intellectual disabilities is facing opposition from advocates who contend that the development is nothing more than a new institution.

June 9, 2021

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Intellectual Disability

State Will Pay $100K, Modify Disability Services Under Agreement With Feds

After state restrictions left a man with intellectual disabilities at serious risk of having to move to a congregate setting in order to access the services he needs, federal officials stepped in.

June 8, 2021

Politics & Law

Training For Capitol Hill Staffers Key To Shifting Attitudes On Accessibility

Many staffers are heading back to Capitol Hill and visitors aren't far behind, but the return is prompting questions about gaps in physical and digital accessibility in Congress.

June 8, 2021

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Education

Teen Math Whiz With Disability Accepted To Harvard, MIT And Caltech


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Autism

FDA Approves Device To Help Detect Autism

Federal regulators authorized a first-of-its-kind device to help doctors determine whether a child has autism, potentially allowing kids to be diagnosed sooner by avoiding waits for specialists.

June 7, 2021
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Education

Justice Department Cracks Down On Shortened School Days

Students with disabilities in one district will no longer be restricted to shortened school days under an agreement reached with the U.S. Department of Justice.

June 4, 2021

Autism

Teen With Autism Heads Up New Produce Pantry For The Needy

A newly launched nonprofit aims to distribute produce to the food insecure while providing life, social and job skills to young adults with developmental disabilities.

June 4, 2021
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Living

Meet The Manager Trying To Open Doors For People With Disabilities In Hollywood

After facing obstacles navigating the entertainment industry, a talent manager is leading a grassroots coalition that's asking studios and others to include people with disabilities.

June 3, 2021

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Politics & Law

Biden’s Budget Includes Boost To Special Ed, Disability Services

With his $6 trillion budget, President Joe Biden is cementing his resolve to significantly expand the nation's investment in home and community-based services for people with disabilities.

June 2, 2021

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Autism

Congress Urged To Increase Spending On Autism


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Cerebral Palsy

Ashton Kutcher’s Twin Didn’t Want To Be ‘The Face Of Cerebral Palsy.’ Now He’s Glad

Michael Kutcher was once upset with his famous twin brother, Ashton, for revealing his cerebral palsy diagnosis on national TV, but today he says he's grateful for the platform it's given him.

May 25, 2021
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Living

Families Of People With IDD Rebuild Frayed Ties As Pandemic Eases

Families of those with developmental disabilities have had their lives upended by the pandemic more than most, research shows, and now they're reuniting and trying to make up for lost time.

May 25, 2021
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Living

Apple Launching New Accessibility Features For Those With Disabilities

Apple is set to roll out a host of updates to make its devices even more user-friendly for people with disabilities.

May 24, 2021
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