The creator of television’s “Parenthood” is back with a new show about a group of 20-somethings with autism all of whom are played by actors who are on the spectrum themselves.
BANGOR, Maine — Only six days into 2022 the John F. Murphy Homes organization had seen an average of two new COVID-19-related staff absences a day.
by Carter Barrett/Side Effects Public Media (via Disability Scoop) | January 11, 2022 by Carter Barrett/Side Effects Public Media | January 11, 2022FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail Ten years ago, Nicholas Clouse was riding shotgun in his friend’s Camaro when the car jerked and he felt himself flying through the air. Clouse’s head slammed against the passenger-side window. The traumatic brain … Continue reading A Catch-22 Trips Up Some In Legal Guardianship Who Try To Regain Independence
Three decades after the Americans with Disabilities Act took effect, new research finds that many physicians remain unaware of their obligations under the law when caring for people with disabilities.
Millions of Americans with disabilities are seeing a big bump in their Supplemental Security Income and other Social Security benefits.
A woman with autism who worked for a company on the coast of North Carolina said she was flagged by human resources for “unprofessional” communication.
A new reality show featuring the family of a nonverbal teen with autism is coming to television.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Over the past two years, the effects of the coronavirus have been compounded for children with special needs. Dependent upon routine and predictable environments, battling sensory issues and cognitive impairment that make mask-wearing a near impossibility for some, those with disabilities are challenged daily simply by taking a trip to the store or other indoor setting.
by Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop | December 9, 2021 Guests walk past a zebra at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Va. (Kaitlin McKeown/The Virginian-Pilot/TNS) A new effort is underway to help zoos across the nation become more welcoming to individuals with autism. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is working with Vanderbilt University’s Kennedy Center Treatment … Continue reading Zoos Working To Become More Autism-Friendly
by Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop | December 3, 2021 Rian Bee helps his foster son Justin, who has autism, as they meet Santa at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Ill. in 2017. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS) With Christmas just around the corner, Santa Claus is set to turn down the music and make other adjustments at hundreds of … Continue reading Santa Goes Sensory-Friendly At Events Nationwide