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Shootings Reignite Focus on ‘Red Flag’ Laws, Schools’ Role in Violence Prevention

[Source:  Education Week] Responding to two large mass shootings over the weekend, President Donald Trump on Monday resurrected an idea he first pushed after a 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla.—the enactment of state-level “red flag” laws that allow authorities … Continue reading

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Apple Announces ‘Disability-Themed Emojis’ To Arrive in the Fall

[Source: NBC News] In a move to bring “more diversity to the keyboard,” Apple released new “disability-themed” emojis Tuesday that will be available in the fall. Users of iPhones will soon be able to send a guide dog, an ear with … Continue reading

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Wegmans Wheels in New Shopping Carts for Families with Special Needs

[Source:  NBC12.com] (WWBT) – In an effort to make shopping easier for families who have children with mobility restrictions, Wegmans now offers an easier and safer way to grocery shop with the launch of specialized shopping carts in all of … Continue reading

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House Passes Autism Act

[Source:  Disability Scoop] Federal legislation allocating over $1.8 billion in government spending on autism efforts is one step closer to being approved. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support, or Autism CARES, Act, … Continue reading

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High Levels of Estrogen in the Womb linked to Autism

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Scientist have identified a link between exposure to high levels of estrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism. The findings are published today in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. The discovery adds further evidence … Continue reading

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