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Washington Post

Grant Stoner

25 February 2020

Bristol, United Kingdom

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Making the video game industry more inclusive means allowing a broader segment of the population to experience a popular and important aspect of recreation by implementing features that add in various accessibility fe...

Colorado Springs Gazette

Debbie Kelley

12 January 2020

Colorado, United States

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An inclusion program established by lawmakers in Colorado allows intellectually disabled students to attend several colleges throughout the state. Mentors and staff help guide students through their years in school.

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Priti Salian

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6 January 2020

Germany

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Using role-playing techniques, a new program places future health workers in the shoes of people who face accessibility barriers. The program is intended to show students how simple tasks like going to the grocery sto...

The Atlantic

Kristina Rizga

30 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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New York University and the New York City Department of Education are training elementary school teachers to use visual cues and other tools to teach students with autism spectrum disorder. The approach is unique for ...

The Seattle Times

Hannah Furfafo

28 December 2019

Washington, United States

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Students with intellectual disabilities often have limited options when it comes to pursuing post-secondary education. Washington State University is the first college in the state to offer students the opportunity to...

Chalkbeat

Alex Zimmerman

18 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A Brooklyn school for students with cognitive disabilities or special emotional needs combines in-class instruction with "learning labs" that prepare students for work in stores and other work environments. Some criti...

Bitterroot

Jodi Hausen

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8 November 2019

Jackson, Wyoming, United States

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A company called Vertical Harvest in Jackson, Wyoming employs people with developmental and physical disabilities to work in their 3-story greenhouse to address the exclusion of people with disabilities in the labor p...

The Guardian

Saba Salman

10 September 2019

Essex, United Kingdom

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In an effort to improve learning disability and autism support, Essex county council collaborated with learning disabled or autistic residents to devise new programs and strategies. One outcome was the creation of "a ...

The New York Times

Ann Carrns

7 June 2019

United States

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State-based accounts allow people with disabilities to save money for education and other expenses while still maintaining eligibility for federal benefits. Supporters of the tool think it could reach and help many more.

Finmag

Petra Dlouha

28 May 2019

Czech Republic

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There are many things to consider when it comes to the quality of life and psychological needs of people living with disabilities, but one need rarely remembered is their sexuality. A Czech organization called Freya t...

Eugene Weekly

Asia Alvarez Zeller

7 March 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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In Oregon, students who qualify for special education services are twice as likely to be disciplined as their peers. One district is working to buck this trend with a method called Positive Behavioral Interventions an...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

4 October 2018

Columbia, Missouri, United States

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Road trips are hard for people who have special needs when it comes to using the restroom, whether that be for health or gender or other reasons. Inspired to make a change after having a daughter with a specific type ...

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Puja Changoiwala

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5 August 2018

India

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Web applications designed for people with disabilities have helped users to live fuller lives and reduce the stigma attached to living with a disability. The apps have spread information, make education more effective...

Politico Magazine

Derek Robertson

19 October 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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After students with intellectual and developmental disabilities from Chicago's West Englewood neighborhood complete four years in traditional high school, they are eligible to attend Southside Occupational Academy for...

Pacific Standard

Priti Salian

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2 October 2017

India

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While many books are available in Braille, other literary forms are not as readily accessible in this format. A magazine in India has started publishing content in Braille, allowing blind students to read about lifest...

News Deeply

Priti Salian

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12 September 2017

India

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A nonprofit in India is offering sex education to blind and visually impaired women who don't receive this instruction in their standard curriculum. The goal is to empower and encourage safe and fulfilling relationshi...

Finance & Commerce

Dan Emerson

16 June 2017

Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States

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An apartment complex in Golden Valley, Minnesota offers unique services and support for adults with developmental disabilities. The complex, called New Cornerstone Creek, offers independent living and community spaces...

Daily Herald

Marie Wilson

7 October 2016

Naperville, Illinois, United States

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Part 3 of the Caregivers Crisis series: In light of a shortage of state group living facilities in Illinois, one family is partnering with a non-profit to retrofit their home into a safe, independent living space for ...

Good4Utah.com

Don Hudson

11 April 2016

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Camp K in Utah provides job counseling and training for teens with special needs, helping them to bridge the gap between high school and the professional work force.

American University Radio (WAMU)

Martin Austermuhle

14 March 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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For individuals with developmental disabilities in Washington, D.C., inclusion’s uphill battle, while still happening, has shown results. After the practice of institutionalization ended decades ago, there was a shift...

The New York Times

Nathaniel Rich

16 December 2015

Oakland, California, United States

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An Oakland nonprofit that uses art for therapy has a startling track record for helping developmentally disabled adults become prolific—and profitable—artists.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Chris Serres

11 November 2015

Middlebury, Vermont, United States

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Vermont is one of the most advanced states in the country when it comes to disability inclusion and activism. The state stopped funding sheltered workshops in 2002 and chose instead to send that money to individuals t...

The Atlantic

Carly Berwick

23 July 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Congress’s proposed rewrites of the law now known as No Child Left Behind, including the Senate’s widely touted Every Child Achieves Act would weaken federal provisions meant to track the academic progress of students...

The New York Times

Gina Kolata

18 February 2013

The Woodlands, Texas, United States

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A few years ago, a genetic sequencing test was so difficult and expensive that it was generally only available to participants in research projects like those sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. But the pr...

The New York Times

Gareth Cook

29 November 2012

Denmark

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Thorkil Sonne's experiences with his own gifted, autistic son led him to start a company called Specialisterne, founded on the idea that - given the right environment - some autistic adults could not just hold down a ...

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