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Autism Prevalence Rising Globally

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Barbie To Add More Dolls With Disabilities

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Autism

Family Building Apartment For Son With Autism

Determined to find a way for their 21-year-old son with autism to learn to live independently, one family opted to build an apartment, doing much of the labor themselves.

May 17, 2022

Health & Behavior

Profit Strategy: Psychiatric Facilities Prioritize Out-Of-State Kids

Children who need around-the-clock psychiatric care can be stuck waiting days or weeks for help because facilities are prioritizing patients from states with higher Medicaid reimbursement rates.

May 17, 2022

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Living

Microsoft Unveils New Accessories For People With Disabilities

Microsoft is introducing a collection of adaptive devices aimed at making it easier for people with disabilities to use computers.

May 13, 2022
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Education

School District Passes Controversial Deaf Education Plan

In a move that faced strong opposition, the nation's second largest district will make American Sign Language and English the standard for early intervention for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

May 13, 2022

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Money

Subway Vowed To Help Worker With Autism — But Fired Him After 4 Shifts, Feds Say

Despite knowing he would need accommodations because of his autism and ADHD, Subway didn't provide the man with reasonable accommodations or give him proper training, officials say.

May 12, 2022
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Education

Ed Department To Update Disability Regulations

Federal education officials say they plan to revise regulations for one of the main laws affecting students with disabilities after leaving them largely untouched for 45 years.

May 11, 2022

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Living

New Version Of Autism Dating Show Coming To Netflix


Education

School District Agrees To Pay $2.5 Million, Make Changes After Pica Choking Death

After a student died from choking on a disposable glove in class, one school district is agreeing to implement a pica safety protocol and to be more transparent about special education staffing.

May 10, 2022

Autism

Scrabble Brings World Into Focus For Boy With ASD

At 12, Ricky Rodriguez, who has autism, has competed in Scrabble tournaments from Texas to Pennsylvania to Malaysia, finding a community and a place to build his social skills along the way.

May 10, 2022

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Politics & Law

Supreme Court Decision Weakens Disability Rights, Advocates Say

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision chips away at disability rights, advocates say, by making it harder to bring claims under some of the nation's anti-discrimination laws.

May 9, 2022
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Living

Disney Making Movie Centering On Girl Who’s Nonverbal

Disney is set to film a new movie about a girl with cerebral palsy who's nonverbal and uses a wheelchair and her experience seeking out an inclusive education.

May 6, 2022

Money

Two Moms Created A Nonprofit Flower Shop To Provide Jobs For Those With IDD

With a mission of providing a positive space for those with cognitive disabilities to learn, train and grow, six out of the flower shop's 10 staffers are people who have Down syndrome.

May 6, 2022

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Politics & Law

Senators Want To Raise SSI Asset Limits


Living

People With Disabilities Fight US Military Disqualifications

Defense Department regulations rule out military service for those with a range of medical conditions, but some people with disabilities are pushing for a chance to serve.

May 4, 2022
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Money

Top Companies Seek Workers With Autism

Major employers including Microsoft, Google, Freddie Mac and more are part of a newly launched job search platform aimed at recruiting employees with autism and other neurological differences.

May 3, 2022

Politics & Law

Practice Traffic Stops Help Prepare Those With IDD

Drivers and passengers with developmental disabilities are getting a chance to practice what it's like to be pulled over by police during special events that are intended to tamp down anxieties.

May 3, 2022
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