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The world’s biggest retailer sued for disability discrimination, New York Fashion Week has an adaptive clothing runway, electric shock therapy not going away and more news for the week ending Sept. 16, 2023.


Suit: Walmart unlawfully terminates employees with disabilities nationwide The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges the giant retailer with firing employees who perform satisfactorily but fail a seemingly unnecessary computer-based test.

New York

Hochul Signs Bill Outlawing Use of  ‘Mentally Retarded’ Language in State Laws Yes, it took this long to get the offensive term changed to “developmental disabilities.”

Runway of Dreams Returns to New York Fashion Week with Clothes for People with Disabilities: Take that, Michael Kors.

Video: Volunteers help swimmers on autism spectrum learn to surf on Long Island The ocean looked choppy that day, but these newbie surfers were brave!

New York-Adjacent

Massachusetts’ top court allows electric shock therapy for disabled patients FYI, a bill prohibiting New York from sending children to the institution that uses the highly controversial method, the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center, languished in the 2023 legislative session.

SSI Claw Back

Social Security Overpays Billions to People, Many on Disability, then Demands Money Back SS overpayments are hurting the most vulnerable, especially those who receive SSI.


The missing billion: Lack of disability data impedes healthcare equity Important research from the McKinsey Health Institute has just been published.


How to teach kids to befriend a child with a disability You may not agree with all of the suggestions here, but who couldn’t use some good ideas?

Can’t Resist

Howdy Homemade expands retail presence, furthers mission to create jobs for people with disabilities I mean, this ice cream brand is called Howdy Homemade, how could I not include it? But far more important, it’s now expanding its footprint and mission of employing people with I/DD beyond its home state of Texas.

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