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Schools Nationwide Expect Special Ed Teacher Shortages This Fall

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Biden Administration Releases Millions For Disability Housing

Living

Day Program Closures Forcing Some Parents To Quit Jobs

Health & Behavior

End Of Roe A Health Risk For Those With Disabilities, Advocates Warn

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Cerebral Palsy

Caregiver Shortage Threatens College Dream Of Student With Cerebral Palsy

Noah Spaulding hopes to live on campus at Messiah University this fall, but he has always relied on round-the-clock help and a shortage of caregivers might prevent him from leaving home.

August 9, 2022

Money

Feds To Spend $1.7B To Make Rail Stations Accessible

A massive federal program is set to make hundreds of old subway and commuter rail stations accessible to people with disabilities by retrofitting sites that predate the ADA.

August 9, 2022

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Health & Behavior

Medicaid Expanding Offerings For Kids With Severe Needs

Federal Medicaid officials are issuing new guidance aimed at making it easier for children with complex medical conditions like severe autism and cerebral palsy to access the care they need.

August 8, 2022
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Living

Beyoncé Changing Lyrics Over Disability Concerns

Little more than a month after Lizzo agreed to change her song lyrics after facing backlash from people with disabilities, another major star says she will do the same.

August 2, 2022

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Health & Behavior

New Push Underway To Train Doctors, Dentists On Developmental Disabilities

Groups representing the nation's doctors and dentists are committing to better prepare students in their fields to treat those with IDD in a move that could lead to major improvements in care.

July 29, 2022
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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

Pottery Barn Launches Accessible Furniture Line


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Money

Group Home Providers Struggle With Surging Inflation

Soaring food and gas prices are forcing some nonprofits serving people with disabilities to cut back on activities and limit much-needed wage increases for staff.

July 27, 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


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Politics & Law

Justice Department Sues Cubs For ADA Violations

A $1 billion renovation to one of the most famous venues in baseball failed to make the stadium "appropriately accessible" to people with disabilities, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

July 22, 2022
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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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