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  • People With Down Syndrome 10 Times More Likely To Die From COVID-19 October 28, 2020
    Individuals with Down syndrome are at especially high risk of hospitalization and death, researchers say, adding to evidence that the coronavirus is particularly hard on those with IDD. The post People With Down Syndrome 10 Times More Likely To Die From COVID-19 first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Virtual Training Teaches Parents To Manage Autism Behaviors October 27, 2020
    New research suggests that virtual training can help parents learn to address behavior issues in their kids with autism, a development that could be especially meaningful amid the pandemic. The post Virtual Training Teaches Parents To Manage Autism Behaviors first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • 1 In 6 Voters Has A Disability. Why Don’t Candidates Campaign For Their Support? October 27, 2020
    People with disabilities have the potential to be an influential voting bloc, data shows. But the electoral power of these voters has long gone untapped. The post 1 In 6 Voters Has A Disability. Why Don't Candidates Campaign For Their Support? first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • State Offers Money To Special Ed Students Affected By School Shutdowns October 27, 2020
    Students with severe cognitive disabilities in one state could receive up to $1,500 each for tutoring, therapy and other support services to address coronavirus-related learning disruptions. The post State Offers Money To Special Ed Students Affected By School Shutdowns first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Trump Administration Faces Pressure To Track COVID-19 At Institutions, Group Homes October 26, 2020
    Lawmakers are pressing the Trump administration to track COVID-19 among people with disabilities living in group homes and institutions where cases are still largely going undocumented. The post Trump Administration Faces Pressure To Track COVID-19 At Institutions, Group Homes first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • With Autism Intervention, More Hours Not Necessarily Better October 23, 2020
    How many hours a week of intervention do young children with autism need? A new study suggests that the precise number may not be all that consequential. The post With Autism Intervention, More Hours Not Necessarily Better first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Day Programs Struggle To Stay Open October 23, 2020
    The pandemic has shuttered some day programs and those that have reopened are being squeezed by low attendance, a situation that could erase decades of gains in community-based services. The post Day Programs Struggle To Stay Open first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Schools Fail To Curtail Restraint, Seclusion Of Students With Disabilities October 22, 2020
    New federal data shows that educators are continuing to rely on restraint and seclusion to address behavior issues among students with disabilities in the nation's schools. The post Schools Fail To Curtail Restraint, Seclusion Of Students With Disabilities first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • For Medically Fragile Children, Pandemic-Induced Supply Shortages Continue October 21, 2020
    Suppliers and parents began reporting shortages — most notably of ventilator circuits — early in the pandemic. Now, they say the problem is ongoing and kids are paying the price. The post For Medically Fragile Children, Pandemic-Induced Supply Shortages Continue first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Google Improves Tool To Help People Who Are Nonverbal October 20, 2020
    Google is introducing new technology designed to help people who are nonverbal communicate with those around them while also making strides toward more inclusion at the company. The post Google Improves Tool To Help People Who Are Nonverbal first appeared on Disability Scoop.