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Federal Official Apologizes For Remark About Segregating People With Disabilities

A top official at the federal agency responsible for community living reportedly said publicly that she favored “segregation” of people with disabilities.

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French Soccer Star Donates Winnings To Help Children With Disabilities

French soccer start Kylian Mbappe will donate his earnings from the World Cup to a charity that gives free sports instruction to hospitalized and disabled children. The organization also coordinates disability awareness campaigns for schools and businesses, according to the French news outlet L’Equipe.

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Comedian Gets Nostalgic For R-word And Mocks Down Syndrome For Laughs

“There is a telling moment in the Netflix show when the N-word comes up. Segura, a self-styled badass, doesn’t say it. He starts to, but then his voice trails off.”

 

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A National Crisis

The severe shortage of Direct Support Professionals is especially bad in New York State, but it has become a national crisis as state and federal governments continue to under-fund and under appreciate these highly trained and highly regulated professionals.

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BITTINGER HONORED BY BROOKLYN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL

Amy Bittinger, Vice President of Family Support Services at ADAPT Community Network, was recently honored by the Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities Council for her advocacy work for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

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Justice Center Creates Sexual Abuse Task Force

The state’s Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs has created specialized team of investigators to address sexual abuse.

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This Is A Growing National Crisis

The state’s inability to adequately address the staffing crisis facing this profession means that passionate and caring staff who love working for and building lifetime bonds with a person with intellectual/developmental disability are forced to leave the profession because they can’t even support their own families on such low wages and benefits

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