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Washington state to boost Amazon workers’ compensation

 A labor agency in Washington state has announced that it will increase workers' compensation for Amazon fulfillment center employees, deeming the company's centers more hazardous than other types of warehouses.

Under Joya, serving same Guilds’ School way

In 1960, Spokane Guilds’ School & Neuromuscular Center first launched for children with developmental disabilities. But while mission remains, much has changed, now reflected in new name: Joya Child & Family Development.

Dawn Sidell: We can choose to prevent isolation and abuse of children with disabilities

On December 18th, The Spokesman-Review reported on a young woman severely affected by autism and enrolled in Shadle High School’s ABLE (Autism Behavior Learning Environment) program, and her father’s efforts to obtain accountability for injuries resulting from, he alleged, poor behavioral management, inappropriate isolation, and general practices of abuse and neglect. I know from my own son’s experience that we can choose to do better.

Microsoft’s new Xbox controller courts gamers with disabilities

Players with disabilities, who use gaming as a form of entertainment but also as a way to interact and connect with others, have been cobbling together options for nontraditional controls for years. Xbox wanted to make it easier for players and caretakers to play, without intense mechanical building. That’s where the Xbox Adaptive Controller comes in.

Report: Many 2016 voting sites lacked full disability access

Fewer than one in five polling places were fully accessible to voters with disabilities during the 2016 general election, a government report shows – a finding that has prompted federal officials to recommend the Justice Department adopt stricter compliance rules.

Medicaid crucial in lives of adopted kids with disabilities

After raising five biological children, the Betzers started serving as foster parents. (They fostered 43 children in all, according to a national award citation.) Eventually, they decided to adopt one of their foster children.