Intellectual Disabilities News
- April 7, 2020Coronavirus Outbreak At Institution Sickens 75
An institution housing over 440 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is a case study for how coronavirus can quickly overwhelm a facility not set up to handle a pandemic.
- April 3, 2020For Those With Special Needs, Social Distancing Presents Hurdles
The practice of social distancing can be hard for many with disabilities to understand and it conflicts with decades-long efforts to fully include this population in their communities.
- April 2, 2020Parents Of Kids With IEPs Worry About Regression
Isolated at home with few services to help, some parents of those with disabilities say they are terrified that their children's progress will evaporate.
- March 31, 2020As Institution Becomes Coronavirus Hot Spot, Families Struggle With Separation
At a home for 440-plus people with intellectual and developmental disabilities that contains the largest cluster of COVID-19 cases in Texas, no visitors are allowed and residents must remain.
- February 27, 2020Down Syndrome Treatment Often Requires Traveling
Access to Down syndrome treatment is uneven across the nation, with many who have the chromosomal disorder living hours from the nearest specialty clinic, new research suggests.
- February 25, 2020Founder Of Global Disability Group Accused Of Sex Abuse
The founder of an international network of communities where adults with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together sexually abused a half-dozen women, the group said.
- February 24, 2020Ed Department: More Students Being Served Under IDEA
The number of American schoolchildren receiving special education services is on the rise and they're increasingly being served in mainstream classrooms at least part of the day.
- February 21, 2020CDC Finds Developmental Disabilities More Common In Rural Areas
Children living in certain areas are more likely to have developmental disabilities, according to a new CDC report, and where a child lives significantly impacts how much help they receive.
- February 14, 2020School Calls Cops On 6-Year-Old With Down Syndrome
When a girl with Down syndrome pointed a finger gun at her teacher and said 'I shoot you,' the police were called even though the school recognized she had no intention of harming anyone.
- February 10, 2020In First, Actor With Down Syndrome Presents At Oscars
On Hollywood's biggest night of the year, an actor with Down syndrome joined the ranks of A-listers to present an Academy Award.