by Michelle Diament via Disability Scoop Chicago-based United Airlines said this week that it will train all of its workers to better understand the needs of people with disabilities. In-person sessions will feature scenarios reflective of issues people with intellectual disabilities face when flying, the company said. More than 60,000 of the airline’s frontline employees will complete the new training by the end of this year. Read: http://bit.ly/2p0xXTu
by Courtney Perkes via Disability Scoop An innovative new program is aiming to ensure that the next generation of doctors is far more prepared to treat the needs of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The four-year initiative, which is a partnership between Special Olympics International and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, seeks to address barriers to quality health care for patients with disabilities, such as extremely short appointment times and lack of training for doctors. Read: http://bit.ly/2p4R2VG
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