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  • Disability Representation On TV Breaks Record January 22, 2021
    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 an analysis. The post Disability Representation On TV Breaks Record first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Backed By Google, Inclusive Housing Project Moves Forward January 22, 2021
    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. The post Backed By Google, Inclusive Housing Project Moves Forward first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • CDC Study Pinpoints Prevalence Of Intellectual Disability January 21, 2021
    Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are offering up a new estimate of the number of American children with intellectual disability. The post CDC Study Pinpoints Prevalence Of Intellectual Disability first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Pandemic Could Hurt Home-Based Care For Kids With 24/7 Needs January 20, 2021
    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. The post Pandemic Could Hurt Home-Based Care For Kids With 24/7 Needs first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Disability Discrimination In Health Care Under Scrutiny January 19, 2021
    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. The post Disability Discrimination In Health Care Under Scrutiny first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Employing Staff On The Spectrum, Car Wash Looks To Expand January 19, 2021
    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. The post Employing Staff On The Spectrum, Car Wash Looks To Expand first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Biden Plan Would End Subminimum Wage, Offer Stimulus Checks To More With Disabilities January 18, 2021
    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. The post Biden Plan Would End Subminimum Wage, Offer Stimulus Checks To More With Disabilities first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Lawsuit: Teen With Autism Died After Police Sat On Him For More Than 9 Minutes January 18, 2021
    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. The post Lawsuit: Teen With Autism Died After Police Sat On Him For More Than 9 Minutes first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Autism Families Report Major Impacts From Pandemic January 15, 2021
    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. The post Autism Families Report Major Impacts From Pandemic first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • School District’s Special Ed Services During COVID-19 Under Investigation January 15, 2021
    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. The post School District's Special Ed Services During COVID-19 Under Investigation first appeared on Disability Scoop.