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  • Disability Representation On TV Breaks Record...

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    Characters with disabilities are set to account for a larger percentage of those on prime-time television shows this season than ever before, according to a new analysis.

  • Backed By Google, Inclusive Housing Project Moves Forward...

    Disability Scoop

    Designed with adults with developmental disabilities in mind, a new inclusive housing development is on track to begin construction this summer with a little help from Google.

  • CDC Study Pinpoints Prevalence Of Intellectual Disability...

    Disability Scoop

    Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are offering up a new estimate of the number of American children with intellectual disability.

  • Pandemic Could Hurt Home-Based Care For Kids With 24/7 Needs...

    Disability Scoop

    Every state now offers a program providing home health care to kids with severe needs, but the pandemic has worsened worker shortages and raised fears that tightening budgets might mean cuts.

  • Disability Discrimination In Health Care Under Scrutiny...

    Disability Scoop

    Federal officials are weighing a rewrite of regulations designed to ensure that people with disabilities do not face discrimination from medical providers amid concerns about unequal access.

  • Employing Staff On The Spectrum, Car Wash Looks To Expand...

    Disability Scoop

    A car wash built to employ people with autism has found enough success to expand to a third location that's expected to be fully staffed by those with the developmental disorder.

  • Biden Plan Would End Subminimum Wage, Offer Stimulus Checks To More With Disabilities...

    Disability Scoop

    President-elect Joe Biden wants to do away with a decades-old option to pay workers with disabilities less than minimum wage while giving stimulus payments to more people in this population.

  • Lawsuit: Teen With Autism Died After Police Sat On Him For More Than 9 Minutes...

    Disability Scoop

    The parents of a teen with severe autism who died last year have sued claiming that seven officers restrained the teen face-down for more than nine minutes while responding to a meltdown.

  • Autism Families Report Major Impacts From Pandemic...

    Disability Scoop

    A new survey finds that the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted autism symptoms to worsen and "significant, ongoing disruptions to therapies" for those on the spectrum.

  • School District's Special Ed Services During COVID-19 Under Investigation...

    Disability Scoop

    The U.S. Department of Education is investigating concerns that students with disabilities went without specialized instruction — and some teachers weren't allowed to provide it.