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States debate how to move forward on paying parents as caregivers, a new venture capital fund focuses on people with disabilities, adults with autism need jobs and more news for the week ending Aug. 26, 2023.

New York

Yonkers Fashion Week promotes inclusion on the runway The second annual Yonkers Fashion Week honors diversity and models with special needs. (

Outside of New York

New Jersey: Thousands of NJ families frustrated by long wait for disability services A look at the many families stuck “in limbo.”  (

Missouri: New Missouri provision looks to help those with disabilities get jobs The Missouri Employment First Act looks to help people with disabilities overcome employment barriers.


States Chart Path Forward On Paying Parents As Caregivers Thousands of families nationwide are navigating questions and uncertainty. (


Nearly 99% Of Adults With Autism Have No Employment Services New labor finding isn’t good. (


SLU Study: Adolescents of Color With A Disability Experience More Racial Discrimination The study’s authors hope this research will serve as a wake-up call for healthcare providers. (slu-edu)


Progress? What progress? Inclusion in Hollywood is limited and lacking In 2022, 1.9% of all speaking characters were depicted with a disability. (


The Cost of Living With a Disability in America Thirty+ years after G.H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, four Americans with disabilities reflect on the struggle to secure a financial future. (


This Kennedy scion is investing in disability-focused startups Christopher McKelvy is rasising a venture capital fund to invest in startups that serve people with disabilities and their caregivers. (


How to Help Fathers Cope With a Child’s Diagnosis Why a child’s disability diagnosis can be more challenging for men than women. (


What a Truly Autism-Friendly Destination Resort Looks Like  This Greater Palm Springs hotel is the first JW Marriott property to commit to its neurodivergent guests.

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