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How Adaptive Bikes Assist Individuals Living with Disabilities

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Not only is bicycling a great form of exercise, but it’s also a fun leisure activity individuals can enjoy on their own or with others. In recent years, adaptive bicycles have been developed so individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DDs) can experience bike riding in a way that accommodates their needs. Direct Care Innovations […]

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New Quality Measures for Home and Community-Based Services

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In July 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new quality measures for home- and community-based services (HCBS). The home health industry has been consistently regulated by high-quality standards, but the personal home care industry has typically not been governed by quality measures such as these. At Direct Care Innovations, we’d like […]

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New IDD Transition Program Seeks to Bridge Service Gaps

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Do you know what foster care and Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) services have in common? Both services drop off once young people reach a certain age. Fortunately, After 22, a new Chicago IDD transition program seeks to bridge the gap. In this post, Direct Care Innovations explains. 

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Addressing Food Insecurity for Those Living with Disabilities

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Food insecurity isn’t a new issue. Therefore, government agencies and nonprofits alike tackle the issue in various ways. However, those living with disabilities make up a subset of those dealing with food scarcity, and they have unique needs and challenges. What can we do to address food insecurity for those with disabilities? In this post, […]

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Airbnb Makes An Effort to Better Accommodate Individuals Living with Disabilities

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Those living with disabilities, whether they be intellectual or physical, face daily challenges that others take for granted. Take, for instance, vacation travel. Vacation travel is supposed to be an easy, pleasant break from everyday life, but for those with disabilities, it can create stress and hardship. Airbnb, which has come under fire for alleged […]

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Google Making Improvements to Smartphone Accessibility

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When it comes to accessibility, Google is ahead of the curve. The tech giant recently offered up additional changes to enhance smartphone accessibility, not to shy away from improvements. In fact, Google optimizes many of its features and products for accessibility and encourages those who interface with their platforms and products to do the same. […]

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