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  • Advocacy Groups Aim To Tackle Mental Health, Heart Issues Among Those With IDD May 21, 2024
    National developmental disability advocacy groups are inking multimillion-dollar partnerships with some big players in health care in a push to better address co-occurring conditions. The post Advocacy Groups Aim To Tackle Mental Health, Heart Issues Among Those With IDD appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Members Of Congress Are Using Assistive Communication Apps To Do Their Jobs May 21, 2024
    When a member of Congress recently used an app to give a speech on the House floor, it marked a new era for people with disabilities. The post Members Of Congress Are Using Assistive Communication Apps To Do Their Jobs appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Club Offers Options For Transition-Age Youth And Beyond May 21, 2024
    What started as a walking group initiated by two moms looking for activities for their adult children with developmental disabilities has morphed into a club with about 40 activities a week. The post Club Offers Options For Transition-Age Youth And Beyond appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Disney Implements Overhaul Of Disability Access At Parks May 20, 2024
    Despite pushback, Disney is pressing ahead with major changes to its process for providing disability accommodations at its theme parks amid concerns about rampant abuse of the program. The post Disney Implements Overhaul Of Disability Access At Parks appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Apple To Roll Out New Accessibility Features May 17, 2024
    Apple is set to launch a range of new capabilities aimed at making life easier for people with disabilities including an option to control a phone or tablet using only a person's eyes. The post Apple To Roll Out New Accessibility Features appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • 11-Year-Old Girl Scout Creates More Inclusive Play Experience May 17, 2024
    Wanting to complete a service project with lasting community impact, 11-year-old Luna Bowles raised about $3,600 to build an augmentative and alternative communication board at a park. The post 11-Year-Old Girl Scout Creates More Inclusive Play Experience appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Social Security Finalizes Rule Expanding Access To SSI May 16, 2024
    Under a new rule, more people will soon qualify for Supplemental Security Income and some current beneficiaries will see their monthly payments increase, the Social Security Administration said. The post Social Security Finalizes Rule Expanding Access To SSI appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Medicaid ‘Unwinding’ Decried As Biased Against People With Disabilities May 15, 2024
    People with disabilities say they are abruptly losing their Medicaid home health benefits and are being advised incorrectly when they call state offices for more information. The post Medicaid ‘Unwinding’ Decried As Biased Against People With Disabilities appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Private Equity Investment In Disability Services Draws Scrutiny May 14, 2024
    Federal officials are concerned about increasing private equity investment in home and community-based services and other offerings for people with disabilities and they want the public to weigh in. The post Private Equity Investment In Disability Services Draws Scrutiny appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • ‘Blue Envelope’ Program Aims To Help Drivers With Autism May 14, 2024
    People with autism are given blue envelopes containing information about their condition to keep in their car so they can provide them to officers during traffic stops, accidents or other situations. The post ‘Blue Envelope’ Program Aims To Help Drivers With Autism appeared first on Disability Scoop.