A Seattle Times and ProPublica investigation found years of complaints by school districts and parents, including allegations of abuse, overuse of isolation rooms to manage student behavior and unqualified aides instead of certified special education teachers leading classrooms.
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In one study, only 56 percent of doctors strongly welcomed patients with disabilities into their practice. Less than half were confident or very confident that they could provide the same quality of care to people with disabilities as they could to other patients.
Many talked about feeling socially isolated and experiencing worsening anxiety and depression during the pandemic. The isolation could be particularly acute for folks living with a disability that made it harder or not advisable for them to go out, such as people living with mobility restrictions or who are immunocompromised.
Being autistic, but not diagnosed, can lead to a lifetime of struggles and being misunderstood for women.
Michele Lee, who can’t access all the subway and elevated train stations in Chicago, takes the bus when she needs to get around. Some cities with older transit systems are hoping to use federal infrastructure money to improve access for people with disabilities
In adults, it manifests more as verbal impulsivity, difficulty with decision-making, and not thinking before acting.
About 2.5% of adults are thought to live with ADHD
Right now, appointments are limited and individuals with the greatest challenges leaving their homes will be prioritized.
Just a quarter of home health care workers were vaccinated by early March, compared to about two-thirds of hospital workers and half of nursing home workers
Proclamation prohibits in-person instruction with exceptions for students with disabilities and English language learners for whom distance learning presents challenges.
Disaster preparedness plans in Washington and Alabama say people with cognitive issues are a lower priority for lifesaving treatment.
Disability rights groups that charge a healthcare rationing strategy being considered in Washington state “places the lives of disabled people at serious risk.”
Mobility managers can help people ‘find a ride’ by connecting them to transportation options in their communities
For older adults, health care facilities can be difficult to navigate and, occasionally, perilous.