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Efforts are underway to allow people with disabilities to remain in their own wheelchairs while traveling by air.

The post Airlines May Be Required To Accommodate Travelers In Their Wheelchairs appeared first on Disability Scoop.

Author: Shaun Heasley
Posted: August 18, 2022, 2:01 am

For Adrian Perez who has a developmental disability and is nonverbal, an accessory dwelling unit on his parents' property gives him independence and his parents peace of mind.

The post They Worried About Housing For Their Son With A Disability — Until They Built An ADU appeared first on Disability Scoop.

Author: Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times/TNS
Posted: August 17, 2022, 2:01 am

People with disabilities are often excluded from clinical trials, limiting what's known about how new treatments will affect them. Now a major drug company is looking to change that.

The post Drugmaker Moves To Include People With Disabilities In Clinical Trials appeared first on Disability Scoop.

Author: Shaun Heasley
Posted: August 16, 2022, 2:03 am

Calling it "an egregious case of abuse," attorneys for a nonverbal teen with autism allege that he was stunned 17 times by a sheriff's deputy while walking down the road in his pajamas.

The post Deputy Used Stun Gun 17 Times On Teen With Autism, Lawsuit Alleges appeared first on Disability Scoop.

Author: Lyn Riddle, The State/TNS
Posted: August 16, 2022, 2:02 am

Through simulations and interactions, a unique nonprofit is giving schoolchildren across the country an opportunity to understand what it means to have autism, be blind or use a wheelchair.

The post Nonprofit Teaches Schoolchildren Disability Empathy appeared first on Disability Scoop.

Author: Leslie Barker, The Dallas Morning News/TNS
Posted: August 16, 2022, 2:01 am

An ambitious plan to shore up Medicaid home and community-based services nationwide with the largest investment ever in the program has been whittled down to nothing.

The post Congress Punts On Aid For Struggling Disability Services System appeared first on Disability Scoop.

Author: Michelle Diament
Posted: August 15, 2022, 2:01 am

Federal officials say they are distributing millions of dollars in new housing aid for people with disabilities.

The post Biden Administration Releases Millions For Disability Housing appeared first on Disability Scoop.

Author: Shaun Heasley
Posted: August 12, 2022, 2:02 am

Families of adults with developmental disabilities are being forced to make tough choices as more day programs and group homes shut down.

The post Day Program Closures Forcing Some Parents To Quit Jobs appeared first on Disability Scoop.

Author: Brendan J. Lyons, Times Union/TNS
Posted: August 12, 2022, 2:01 am

As students return to class for the new school year, all but three states are reporting that they expect to be short on special education teachers and the other states may not be far behind.

The post Schools Nationwide Expect Special Ed Teacher Shortages This Fall appeared first on Disability Scoop.

Author: Michelle Diament
Posted: August 11, 2022, 2:01 am

People with disabilities have a higher rate of unplanned pregnancies and less access to reproductive health care, experts say. They also face higher risks of serious pregnancy complications.

The post End Of Roe A Health Risk For Those With Disabilities, Advocates Warn appeared first on Disability Scoop.

Author: Christopher O'Donnell, Tampa Bay Times/TNS
Posted: August 10, 2022, 2:01 am

 

 

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