Developmental disability news

An overview of what to know about inclusive postsecondary education, Netflix’s autism dating show is back, and more news to know for the the week ending Jan. 20, 2024.

New York

Phoenicia woman heads to Washington to advocate for hiring people with intellectual disabilities The owner of Mauve’s Place, which employs people with disabilities and whose daughter has Down syndrome, is set to testify before a congressional panel on the benefits to small businesses hiring people with intellectual disabilities. (Daily Freeman)

Outside of New York

Montana Commission OKs Initiatives to Help Disability Care Workers The 88% turnover rate for intellectual and developmental disability care workers in Montana is more than double the 43% average found in a study of 48 states. (Billings Gazette)

Post-Secondary Education

Q&A: Yes, college is possible for students with developmental disabilities An easy-to-read overview of what to know about inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) programs at colleges across the U.S. (Youth Today)


Organization Looks to Reduce Wait Times for Autism Evaluations with Virtual Visits  As You Are says it can help cut down on the long wait times for evaluations. (CBS News Boston)


Highland Popcorn to open in St. Paul, employing people with disabilities Once again, it’s up to parents to create jobs for their young adult children with disabilities. (CBS News)


‘Dumb and Dumber’ Directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly Discuss Portraying Disabilit The upcoming Slamdance film Daruma, executive produced by Peter Farrelly, blends physical disability with comedy and drama. The duo talks about authenticity and inclusion. (LA Mag)

Autism Dating Show Set To Return Netflix said it will debut season two of the series “Love on the Spectrum U.S.” (Disability Scoop)

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