Intellectual Disabilities News
- July 10, 2020Ban On Group Home Visits Is Hurting Residents, Critics Say
Months into the pandemic, some are pushing back against one-size-fits-all bans on family visits for group home residents with developmental disabilities.
- June 23, 2020School Cites Legal Reasons For Omitting Students With Special Needs From Yearbook
After taking heat on social media when students in a transition program were left out of a high school yearbook, school officials are blaming privacy laws.
- June 19, 2020Couple Stole Up To $160,000 From Down Syndrome Group, Police Say
A couple allegedly used their leadership roles at a local Down syndrome group to steal as much as $160,000 to purchase airline tickets, gift cards, jewelry and remodel their home.
- June 9, 2020Couple Prove Down Syndrome, Autism No Barrier To Marriage
She has Down syndrome. He has autism. Together they have 10 years of wedded bliss.
- June 8, 2020People With Developmental Disabilities More Likely To Die From COVID-19
A new study is offering some of the first details about how the coronavirus is impacting people with developmental disabilities and the picture is not pretty.
- June 1, 2020TV Shows Starring Actors With Developmental Disabilities Set To Return
Television network executives say they will bring back two shows that prominently feature actors who have developmental disabilities.
- May 12, 2020DSPs Worry About Protective Equipment, Changed Routines
Agencies that serve individuals with disabilities are facing numerous challenges keeping residents and staff safe from COVID-19 while dealing with lost routines and isolation.
- May 8, 2020Hospital No-Visitor Policies Endanger People With Disabilities, Advocates Say
Disability advocates are alarmed that no-visitor policies are forcing people with developmental disabilities — including those who are nonverbal — to go it alone at hospitals across the nation.
- April 21, 2020Parents Of Those With Disabilities Seek Exception To COVID-19 No-Visitor Rules
As hospitals halt visitation to slow the spread of the coronavirus, parents in one state are worried that their children with intellectual disabilities could be left to fend for themselves.
- April 20, 2020Pediatricians Warned Against Denying Organ Transplants To Kids With Disabilities
The nation's pediatricians are being told that refusing organ transplants for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities may be discriminatory and even illegal.