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Behavior Analysis Group Votes To Oppose Electric Shock Treatment

Living

Airbnb Using AI To Vet Accessible Rentals

Education

Pandemic, Staff Shortages Prompt Surge In Special Education Complaints

Politics & Law

After Stroke, John Fetterman Poised To Be Powerful Voice For Those With Disabilities

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Living

Disney Adds Dolls In Wheelchairs To ‘It’s A Small World’

Disney's iconic "It's a Small World" ride is getting an update to be more inclusive of people with disabilities.

November 15, 2022

Politics & Law

US Olympic And Paralympic Committee Covered Up Abuse Of Athlete With Autism, Lawsuit Alleges

A Paralympic swimmer with autism and intellectual disability was repeatedly assaulted and raped by a teammate with cerebral palsy and officials were complicit, according to a lawsuit.

November 15, 2022

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Money

Family Caregivers Forced To Fill In Gaps With DSPs In Short Supply

Understaffed service providers are sending people with disabilities back to live with their families, turning away new clients and making other changes.

November 15, 2022
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Education

Ed Department Wants Expedited Evaluations For Students With Disabilities Who Move

Citing concerns from stakeholders, federal education officials are telling schools to do more to help students with disabilities who move from one district to another.

November 14, 2022

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Money

Congress Faces Pressure To Raise SSI Asset Limits

Hopes are running high that Congress could act to update asset limits for Supplemental Security Income recipients for the first time in more than 30 years.

November 11, 2022
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Health & Behavior

Stranded Without Care, Man Loses Limbs Because Of Severe Staffing Shortage

While the extreme outcome is unusual, it reflects the reality facing many with significant disabilities who are struggling to find services to live at home as thousands of caregiving jobs go unfilled.

November 11, 2022

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Living

Delta Works To Make Air Travel More Inclusive


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Politics & Law

Woman Behind Landmark Disability Rights Case Dies

The lead plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Olmstead v. L.C. — which affirmed the right of people with disabilities to live in the community — has died.

November 9, 2022
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Autism

Autism Takes Center Stage In ‘SNL’ Monologue

"Saturday Night Live" host Amy Schumer used her monologue to talk about her family's experience since her husband was diagnosed with autism.

November 8, 2022

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Living

NHL Team Parts Ways With Player Convicted Of Bullying Classmate With Disability

An NHL team is reversing course after facing intense backlash for signing a player who was convicted of bullying a Black classmate with a developmental disability when he was 14.

November 8, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court building

Politics & Law

Supreme Court To Hear Case That Could Have Major Consequences For People With Disabilities

Despite strong pushback from disability advocates, a case that could severely restrict the rights of those who rely on Medicaid and other government programs is set to go before the U.S. Supreme Court.

November 7, 2022

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Education

Jury Awards $45 Million Over Alleged Abuse Of Students With Autism

The family of twins who are nonverbal has won a $45 million judgment against their school district after alleging that a teacher's aide used hand sanitizer to inflict pain on the children.

November 7, 2022

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Autism

Pet Ownership Brings ‘Huge Benefits’ To Adults With Autism, Study Finds


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Health & Behavior

Not All Schools Use Restraint Or Seclusion. Here’s A Look At Some Alternatives

Each year, tens of thousands of American students — most of whom have disabilities — are restrained and secluded at school. But alternative approaches show the practices may not be necessary.

November 4, 2022
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Education

Feds Raise Red Flags About Delayed Special Ed Evaluations, Other IDEA Violations

New guidance warns that children suspected of having disabilities are waiting too long for evaluations and special education services are not being fully implemented for some young kids.

November 3, 2022
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Living

IDD Services Still Haven’t Rebounded From COVID Shutdowns

A growing number of adults with developmental disabilities are approved for benefits under Medicaid but remain without services as agencies struggle to restart programs shut down during the pandemic.

November 2, 2022
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