Movie Starring Actor With Autism Coming To Theaters
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by Shaun Heasley
17h ago
An actor with autism is starring alongside Robert De Niro and other big names in a movie that's set for a nationwide release. The post Movie Starring Actor With Autism Coming To Theaters appeared first on Disability Scoop ..read more
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Advocacy Groups Aim To Tackle Mental Health, Heart Issues Among Those With IDD
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by Michelle Diament
1d ago
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 ..read more
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Members Of Congress Are Using Assistive Communication Apps To Do Their Jobs
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by Shira Stein, San Francisco Chronicle/TNS
1d ago
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 ..read more
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Apple To Roll Out New Accessibility Features
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by Shaun Heasley
6d ago
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 ..read more
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11-Year-Old Girl Scout Creates More Inclusive Play Experience
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by Megan Wyatt, The Advocate/TNS
6d ago
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 ..read more
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Social Security Finalizes Rule Expanding Access To SSI
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by Michelle Diament
6d ago
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 ..read more
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Medicaid ‘Unwinding’ Decried As Biased Against People With Disabilities
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by Daniel Chang/KFF Health News
1w ago
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 ..read more
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Private Equity Investment In Disability Services Draws Scrutiny
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by Shaun Heasley
1w ago
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 ..read more
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Supreme Court Asked To Consider Whether Parents Can Record IEP Meetings
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by Michelle Diament
1w ago
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to take up a case centering on whether parents have the right to record meetings with their child's school district about special education services. The post Supreme Court Asked To Consider Whether Parents Can Record IEP Meetings appeared first on Disability Scoop ..read more
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Major Museum Showcases Works By Artists With Developmental Disabilities
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by Shaun Heasley
1w ago
More than 80 pieces created by artists with developmental disabilities are on exhibit at a prominent art museum. The post Major Museum Showcases Works By Artists With Developmental Disabilities appeared first on Disability Scoop ..read more
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