Developmental Disabilities News
- Concerns Linger Over Medicaid Caregiver Check-In Mandate October 19, 2018
Advocates are pushing for clearer privacy protections as states work to comply with a requirement that personal care attendants electronically check in when assisting people with disabilities.
- Supermarket Chain Fined For Violating ADA October 19, 2018
A grocery chain has agreed to pay more than $30,000 in penalties and make sure the checkouts at hundreds of stores are accessible to those with disabilities.
- Dragging Of Boy With Autism Not Isolated, Advocates Say October 18, 2018
As national television networks have been airing video of school staff dragging a student with autism, advocates are expressing concern, saying they've seen similar situations before.
- Report: School Absences More Frequent For Kids With Disabilities October 17, 2018
Children with developmental disabilities are far more likely to be missing a lot of school, according to a new federal report, with those who have certain conditions at especially high risk.
- Test-Maker Says It’s No Longer Divulging Students’ Disabilities October 16, 2018
A major standardized test-maker says it has changed its ways after being accused of illegally disclosing students' disabilities.
- Nike Signs Runner With Cerebral Palsy To Pro Contract October 16, 2018
University of Oregon junior Justin Gallegos had just finished running in a recent race when he got the surprise of a lifetime. Nike wanted to sign Gallegos to a pro contract.
- Virtual World Provides Haven For Those With Special Needs October 16, 2018
People with disabilities often struggle with social interaction, but researchers say the virtual world of Second Life can offer a safe space to socialize and forge meaningful relationships.
- NIH Boosts Down Syndrome Research Funding October 15, 2018
Federal officials are committing millions of new dollars to Down syndrome research and they say even more money may be on the way.
- SSI, Social Security Payments Will Grow In 2019 October 12, 2018
Payments to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries are set to go up a good bit next year.
- Disney Fights To Keep Autism Lawsuits From Going To Trial October 12, 2018
Walt Disney Co. is fighting to stop trials for 30 lawsuits in which people with autism contend the company's theme parks didn't accommodate them because they had to wait in line for rides.