Top Companies Seek Workers With Autism

by Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop | May 3, 2022 Justin Pierce, who has autism and works as an account support associate, sits at his desk at EY offices in Chicago in 2019. EY is one of several employers that are advertising job openings on a new career portal targeted at neurodivergent individuals. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago … Continue reading Top Companies Seek Workers With Autism

How Families Are Advocating For Children With Disabilities In Foster Care

FRESNO, Calif. — Sheri Louie fell in love with Kristina the moment she saw her at the group home for medically fragile children in Fresno. A licensed vocational nurse, Louie had spent years working with children like Kristina who need special medical equipment to stay alive. But something about the fragile baby with expressive eyes felt unique.

Universal Studios Becomes More Sensory Friendly

Universal Studios

by Shaun Heasley, via Disability Scoop | March 18, 2022 The entrance to Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. (James Vallee/Dreamstime/TNS) The Florida theme park scene is getting a new accommodation for people with disabilities. Universal Studios Florida said this week that it has opened a quiet room. The space is intended to “further assist our guests … Continue reading Universal Studios Becomes More Sensory Friendly

Private Equity Takes Aim At Disability Services

by Shaun Heasley, via Disability Scoop | March 4, 2022 A new report is raising questions about the implications of investment by private equity firms in behavioral services providers. (Roberto Júnior/Unsplash) Private equity firms are increasingly investing in services for young people with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities with potentially troubling consequences, a new report warns. … Continue reading Private Equity Takes Aim At Disability Services

Latinx Families Ask For Equal Services For Their Children With Disabilities

by Claudia Boyd-Barrett, California Health Report (via Disability Scoop) | January 28, 2022 LOS ANGELES — Mayra Jimenez picked up her phone and braced herself. She was trying — again — to get independent living skills training for her son Bryan, who has autism. If she and her husband had a way to access the training … Continue reading Latinx Families Ask For Equal Services For Their Children With Disabilities