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With Roe Overturned, Advocates Fear Disability Rights May Be Next

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Social Security, SSI Benefits Expected To Increase Significantly

Politics & Law

Justice Department Says State Over-Institutionalizing Kids With Disabilities

Living

Wheelchair Users Want New Road Money Spent On Safety

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Education

Across US, Special Education Enrollment On The Rise

The number of students with disabilities in the nation's public schools is growing, according to new federal data.

June 24, 2022
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Politics & Law

State Rolling Out Purple Alerts For Lost Adults With IDD

There are Amber Alerts for children and Silver Alerts for the elderly, but now one state is introducing a new kind of alert to help find adults with developmental disabilities who go missing.

June 24, 2022

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Politics & Law

Facebook Settles Justice Department Suit Alleging Disability Related Discrimination

Facebook will make big changes to settle a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit accusing the platform of allowing advertisers to discriminate against people with disabilities and other groups.

June 23, 2022
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Living

Airport Adds Mock Aircraft To Aid Passengers With Disabilities

The 33-foot faux cabin, which was previously used to train airline crews, will provide those with sensory, physical or cognitive disabilities a place to practice boarding in a realistic setting.

June 22, 2022

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Autism

Autism Plays Big Role In New Movie

An actress with autism is making her debut alongside Dakota Johnson in a new feature film that's out in theaters.

June 21, 2022
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Living

Hurricane Season Has Individuals With Disabilities On Edge

As New Orleans stares down another active hurricane season, disability advocates and vulnerable people wonder if recent changes will make a difference for a population that often gets left behind.

June 21, 2022

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Money

Labor Department Cracks Down On Subminimum Wage For People With Disabilities


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Intellectual Disability

Experts Fear For Safety Of Those Who Went Missing From Special Olympics USA Games

More than a week after delegates of the unified Haitian Special Olympics soccer team went missing, experts say concerns about their safety will only grow the longer the investigation drags on.

June 20, 2022
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Autism

FDA Approves Device To Help Identify Autism Earlier

Federal regulators authorized a new device aimed at helping doctors decide whether or not children as young as 16 months have autism.

June 17, 2022

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Politics & Law

Despite A First-Ever ‘Right-To-Repair’ Law, There’s No Easy Fix For Wheelchair Users

Lawmakers in one state are making it easier for people to fix their power wheelchairs when they wear out or break, but arcane regulations and manufacturers create high hurdles for nationwide reform.

June 17, 2022
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Health & Behavior

Coronavirus Infection During Pregnancy Linked To Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Babies with prenatal exposure to COVID-19 were 86% more likely to be diagnosed with a developmental disorder in their first year compared with babies who weren't exposed, new research suggests.

June 16, 2022

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Living

Lizzo Changes Song In Response To Complaints From Disability Community

Just days after releasing a new single, Lizzo has changed the lyrics following backlash from people with disabilities for using what they called ableist language.

June 14, 2022

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Autism

Drumming Improves Behavior In Young People With Autism, Study Finds


Living

Family Reunited Weeks After Son With ASD Kicked Off Flight

With help from a cruise line and a group of advocates, a mother and her teenage son with autism are back home nearly a month after the teen was kicked off a flight leaving them stranded in Aruba.

June 14, 2022

Intellectual Disability

Another Goes Missing From Special Olympics USA Games

Another person with ties to the Haitian delegation to the Special Olympics has been reported missing, according to authorities, bringing the number of disappearances to seven.

June 14, 2022
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Politics & Law

House Approves Ban On Electric Shock Devices For Those With Developmental Disabilities

Congress is moving to ban devices used to administer electric shocks on people with disabilities in an effort to modify their behavior, a practice that advocates have long decried as torturous.

June 13, 2022
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