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Nathaniel Ross
A recent Arizona State University grad has won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Nathaniel Ross is one of 32 American recipients and is the first American student from ASU to receive the award in more than two decades.
Jan. 12, 2023
arizona state hospital
The Arizona State Hospital, which provides psychiatric care for those with serious mental illness, continues to be a pain point for the state. Some say it needs to be extricated from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Jan. 9, 2023
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Supporting people living with an intellectual or developmental disability is a work in progress from a policy standpoint. Now that Arizona has a new, Democratic governor at the helm, who also happens to have a background in social work, the question is: Will Katie Hobbs focus on the needs of this population?
Jan. 6, 2023
$100 bills
A well-known convenience store chain in Arizona will pay $8 million to resolve pregnancy, disability and retaliation charges as part of a nationwide agreement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Nov. 29, 2022
When we talk about caregivers, we often think of people caring for older spouses or parents. We often forget that parents raising children with disabilities are also family caregivers.
Nov. 4, 2022
A rendering of Villas on McQueen in Chandler.
The Chandler City Council has approved a development project at the southeast corner of McQueen Road and Chandler Boulevard. It will create more than 150 public housing units. Sizes range from one to five bedrooms.
Oct. 29, 2022
Older woman at home
Autism spectrum disorder, known as ASD, isn’t a new diagnosis. But what is new are the conversations being had about older adults with ASD. Many live at home with aging parents, and there is growing concern about where some of these individuals will live in the coming years.
Oct. 27, 2022
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University of Arizona researchers are studying memory and brain development in young people living with Down syndrome.
Aug. 29, 2022
waymo car
Waymo will expand its autonomous ride-hailing service to its so-called “Trusted Testers” in downtown Phoenix and the East Valley with a new option to ride without a safety driver.
Aug. 29, 2022
Covid test
Individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities are among some of the most vulnerable to the long-term effects of COVID-19. Now one organization is looking for volunteers to participate in a survey about their experiences during the pandemic.
Aug. 24, 2022
First Place disability housing
Arizona is facing a housing crisis. One population that is often invisible when it comes to housing are those living with autism and/or intellectual or developmental disabilities. It’s a problem, especially because this population is living longer than ever.
Aug. 17, 2022
People with mobility issues spend more than $58 billion a year on travel and their leisure trips are nearly the same frequency as those without mobility disabilities. But their experiences are much different.
Aug. 9, 2022
Matt Solan and his dog, Foxy
From airplanes to coffee shops to classrooms, it’s hardly unusual to see a service animal. And not just the classic seeing-eye dog — nowadays there are emotional support horses and therapy parrots. But there is a place that does not allow any kind of service animal: the Arizona State Hospital.
Jul. 29, 2022
Cellphone
Over the weekend, the first nationwide mental health crisis hotline went live. The system will now connect callers with trained mental health counselors. It’s a big deal, especially for those in the disability community.
Jul. 20, 2022
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The head of the Arizona Department of Health Services is talking about his agency’s failure to investigate hundreds of cases of abuse and neglect.
Jul. 16, 2022
Sky Harbor
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport will offer more support for travelers who are blind or low-vision. The airport will pay California-based Aira $50,000 over five years for visual interpreting services.
May. 25, 2022
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A Subway sandwich shop in Buckeye will pay $30,000 after hiring and firing an employee with a disability.
May. 10, 2022
Amy Ward has five kids; four of them have disabilities. One has a physical disability, two have autism spectrum disorder and her youngest has a very rare intellectual disability. She reflected on what she wanted this Mother’s Day.
May. 9, 2022
classroom supplies
The Arizona Department of Education is distributing $1.7 million of federal funding to programs that support students with disabilities.
May. 5, 2022
child wearing a face mask at school
Earlier this month, a federal judge struck down the requirement to wear a mask in airports and during flights. And around the state and country, masks are now mostly optional. But if you’re high risk, what options do you have?
Apr. 30, 2022

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