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CDC Urged To Prioritize COVID-19 Vaccines For People With Developmental Disabilities

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Institutions Serving Those With IDD Get New COVID-19 Guidance

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Biobank Poised To Transform Down Syndrome Research

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IT Company Has One Goal: Hiring People On The Spectrum

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Living

Friendship House Pairs Young Professionals, Adults With Special Needs

The young professionals who are roommates with adults with special needs are not their caregivers but rather are friends who encourage them to develop skills to be able to live independently.

February 26, 2021

Education

Ed Department: Schools Serving More Students Under IDEA

An increasing number of American schoolchildren are receiving special education services and nearly all of them spend at least some of their day in class with their typically-developing peers.

February 23, 2021

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Intellectual Disability

Walmart Violated ADA When It Refused To Give Worker A Set Schedule, Lawsuit Says

Walmart is being sued in federal court for refusing to allow an employee with an intellectual disability to have a set weekly schedule.

February 23, 2021
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Autism

Federal Autism Committee Remains Defunct

A federal committee charged with guiding the nation's priorities on autism remains in disarray nearly a year and a half after Congress reauthorized it.

February 22, 2021

Health & Behavior

Group Homes Left To Fend For Themselves In Quest For Vaccines

The leaders of some group homes have made hundreds of phone calls, sent staff driving hours and cut deals with anybody they could to secure COVID-19 vaccines for their staff and clients.

February 22, 2021
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Politics & Law

People With Disabilities Report Fewer Voting Troubles

The most recent election brought some good news for people with disabilities: far fewer problems casting their ballots.

February 19, 2021

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Education

Braille Is Everywhere, But Most Kids Who Are Blind Can’t Read It


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Health & Behavior

Despite High Risk, Access To COVID-19 Vaccines Uneven For Those With IDD

People with developmental disabilities are at significantly greater risk of dying from COVID-19, but whether or not individuals have access to vaccines is coming down to where they live.

February 18, 2021
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Living

Thousands Sign Petition Condemning Sia’s ‘Music’ After Outcry From Autism Community

A petition demanding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association rescind its Golden Globe nominations for Sia's film, "Music," has amassed more than 45,000 signatures.

February 17, 2021

Autism

Virtual Training May Help Young People With Autism Land Jobs

Practicing job interview skills using a virtual simulator could significantly increase the odds that young adults with autism find employment, new research suggests.

February 16, 2021

Education

University Program Aims To Mint More Adaptive PE Teachers

Public schools are federally mandated to offer developmental physical education to students with disabilities, but teachers aren't required to be licensed in that area in order to teach it.

February 16, 2021

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Education

CDC, Ed Department Issue Guidance On Reopening Schools To Students With Disabilities

Federal officials are laying out a roadmap for safely reopening schools to in-person learning complete with details on how to serve students with disabilities.

February 15, 2021

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Living

Inclusive Apartment Complex Offers Opportunity For Independence


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Politics & Law

Senators Call On Biden To Uphold Promise To Expand Community-Based Services

Dozens of U.S. senators are urging President Joe Biden to make good on his campaign proposal to invest $450 billion in Medicaid home- and community-based services.

February 12, 2021

Living

How A Dancer On The Spectrum Landed A Spot In The Super Bowl Halftime Show

A 23-year-old with autism danced alongside Grammy award-winning singer the Weeknd during the Super Bowl and he's hoping the experience shows what people with disabilities are capable of.

February 12, 2021

Education

COVID-19 Year Is Especially Hard On Students With Special Needs

With school districts eliminating some special education services or offering them virtually, families say the pandemic is setting their children back.

February 11, 2021
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