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Bike for the Kids event in Elgin brings smiles, support for Easterseals

Bicyclists took to the streets and roads in and around Elgin on Sunday for rides as long as 100 miles to help support Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley, but it was the kids who pedaled in a ?-mile loop at the agency's center who stole the show.

The terrible toll of COVID-19 on people with intellectual disabilities

Sara*, 22, was doing well until COVID-19 hit. She was working at a café where most of the employees, like her, have an intellectual disability. She’d gotten good at making lattes and had just created a video resume for a Starbucks job. She enjoyed living with her parents in a suburb of Philadelphia and participating in a local program designed to boost independence.

Disability Service Providers Face ‘Unprecedented’ Labor Shortage

Before the pandemic, David Katz had his own home with supported living services in Rocklin, a 12-minute drive away from where his parents live in Roseville.  He had been living there since 2016 with direct support professionals funded by the regional center.

Double empathy, explained

Difficulty navigating social interactions pervades even the earliest accounts of autism. This defining trait of the condition has informed prevailing theories of its roots as well as the design of many autism treatments.

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