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Marijuana-Themed License Plates To Benefit Disability Community

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Vaccinations Lag For Home Health Workers

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Biden Budget Includes ‘First Step Toward Fully Funding IDEA’

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CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance For Day Centers Serving Adults With Disabilities

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Autism

Online Program Addresses Autism In Spanish For Hispanic Families

Cultural barriers, limited English, economic status and stigma can prevent Latino parents from knowing how to act early and find help for their kids. A new program is looking to change that.

April 13, 2021

Politics & Law

#FreeBritney Movement Prompts Lawmakers To Consider Changing Conservatorship Rules

A spotlight on Britney Spears' conservatorship has led lawmakers in one state to consider changes, but some say focusing on the pop star could overlook the needs of those with disabilities.

April 13, 2021

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Health & Behavior

Feds Ramping Up Vaccine Access For People With Disabilities

The Biden administration is putting big bucks behind an effort to get more people with disabilities vaccinated against COVID-19.

April 9, 2021

Health & Behavior

Kids On Medicaid Seek Easier Access To Out-Of-State Hospitals

Many state Medicaid programs pay out-of-state providers much less than in-state facilities, often making it hard for families with medically complex children to get the care they seek.

April 9, 2021

Politics & Law

Family Says Deputies Were Warned Of Man’s Autism Before Shooting

When police responded to a mental health crisis they were allegedly told the 25-year-old had autism. But minutes later a deputy shot the man, causing injuries that could leave him paralyzed.

April 8, 2021
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Living

Trader Joe’s Eyes Improved Shopping Experience For Those With Special Needs

Trader Joe's is looking to make it easier for people with autism and intellectual disabilities to shop in its grocery stores.

April 7, 2021

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Autism

Amid Pandemic, ‘Sesame Street’ Aims To Help Children With Autism Adapt


Health & Behavior

People With IDD Can Get COVID-19 Vaccination Help From New Website

To combat what experts deem a public health concern, a website is pointing people with developmental disabilities to trusted resources on COVID-19 vaccines and where to find the shots.

April 6, 2021

Living

Court: Service Dogs May Be Trained By Owners And Allowed Into Shops, Restaurants

Individuals with disabilities can train their own service animals to aid and accompany them into restaurants, shops and hospitals without formally certifying them, a federal appeals court ruled.

April 6, 2021

President Joe Biden at podium

Politics & Law

Biden Calls For Major Boost To Disability Services

Alongside funding for bridges and roads, President Joe Biden's wide-ranging $2 trillion infrastructure plan includes a massive investment in home- and community-based services.

April 5, 2021
Social Security office

Money

Delayed Stimulus Payments May Come Soon For Social Security, SSI Beneficiaries

Stimulus checks for people with disabilities who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits could start flowing after the payments were held up.

March 30, 2021

Health & Behavior

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Designed To Be Sensory Friendly

With luxury boxes repurposed as "quiet spaces" complete with fidget toys and weighted blankets, a visual schedule of events and more, an NFL stadium was transformed into a unique vaccine clinic.

March 30, 2021

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Autism

‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ Adds Character With Autism


Politics & Law

Family To Get $2 Million After Teen With Special Needs Choked To Death At School

His IEP required that he have a dedicated aide, but no one was watching when Kedar Williams choked on a chicken nugget. Now, his memory may help save the lives of others with disabilities.

March 29, 2021
U.S. Department of Education building

Education

Ed Department Urged To Direct More COVID-19 Relief Funds To Students With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education is being asked to tell schools to direct funding toward students with disabilities who have missed out on services they were entitled to during the pandemic.

March 26, 2021
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Living

Airbnb Tailoring Experiences To Neurodiverse Guests

Airbnb is introducing a new slate of offerings specifically aimed at neurodiverse individuals, including those with autism.

March 26, 2021
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