General News

CDC: Disability on the Rise

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of disability among the American population is on the rise as poverty grows.

Impact Feature Issue: Direct Support Workforce and People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities

This issue examines some of the workforce problems in our long-term care system and their consequences for people with disabilities, the direct support workforce, families, provider agencies, and communities. It also explores some creative steps being taken to address those problems and ensure that quality supports are available for people who need them.

“Doctors with Disabilities Push for Culture Change in Medicine”

This article includes interviews with several doctors with disabilities, sharing their views and experiences about getting through school and practicing their profession.

Roles of Emotional Support Animals Examined in Universities and Courts

This article reports on recent research that examined issues related to service animals and therapy or emotional support animals within colleges and courts. Questions researchers asked ranged from how many requests colleges and universities are getting from students who want to have emotional support animals in dormitories, to whether courthouse “facility” dogs, which are often made available to support children or other vulnerable witnesses, affect jurors' perceptions.