hospital devices
More than half a million Arizonans could lose their health care coverage on April 1. These individuals rely on AHCCCS, the state’s Medicaid program. Now, the agency is trying to contact everyone at risk of losing their insurance.
Mar. 10, 2023
performers at the Love Is Always event
In UNSAFE, a five-part series that aired in late 2022, Amy Silverman and KJZZ reported that abuse and neglect of people with IDD can happen anywhere — it's not limited to the institutions of the past. As part of this project, Silverman also received support for an audience engagement project: Love Is Always.
Mar. 3, 2023
The city of Tempe is now recognized as a Certified Autism Center. The designation comes from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards.
Feb. 28, 2023
illustration of hands reaching through windows
A KJZZ News investigation in 2022 revealed that despite decades of reform, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are still at risk for abuse and neglect. Advocates say the lack of safe, affordable housing is one of the biggest barriers to success. Efforts are being made. But is it enough?
UNSAFE: Abuse and neglect can happen anywhere
Feb. 17, 2023
Arizona Capitol copper dome statue Phoenix
More dollars could be going to those who provide care to people living with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Despite an increase in funding, it’s likely not nearly enough.
Feb. 16, 2023
Older woman at home
Housing advocates want Phoenix to ban landlords from discriminating against renters who get public assistance. During Wednesday’s Phoenix City Council meeting, Miesha Fish stood at a podium in front of the mayor and eight members, took a deep breath and shared her story.
Feb. 2, 2023
Nathaniel Ross
A recent Arizona State University grad has won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Nathaniel Ross is one of 32 American recipients and is the first American student from ASU to receive the award in more than two decades.
Jan. 12, 2023
arizona state hospital
The Arizona State Hospital, which provides psychiatric care for those with serious mental illness, continues to be a pain point for the state. Some say it needs to be extricated from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Jan. 9, 2023
KJZZ logo generic card
Supporting people living with an intellectual or developmental disability is a work in progress from a policy standpoint. Now that Arizona has a new, Democratic governor at the helm, who also happens to have a background in social work, the question is: Will Katie Hobbs focus on the needs of this population?
Jan. 6, 2023
$100 bills
A well-known convenience store chain in Arizona will pay $8 million to resolve pregnancy, disability and retaliation charges as part of a nationwide agreement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Nov. 29, 2022
When we talk about caregivers, we often think of people caring for older spouses or parents. We often forget that parents raising children with disabilities are also family caregivers.
Nov. 4, 2022
A rendering of Villas on McQueen in Chandler.
The Chandler City Council has approved a development project at the southeast corner of McQueen Road and Chandler Boulevard. It will create more than 150 public housing units. Sizes range from one to five bedrooms.
Oct. 29, 2022
Older woman at home
Autism spectrum disorder, known as ASD, isn’t a new diagnosis. But what is new are the conversations being had about older adults with ASD. Many live at home with aging parents, and there is growing concern about where some of these individuals will live in the coming years.
Oct. 27, 2022
University of Arizona researchers are studying memory and brain development in young people living with Down syndrome.
Aug. 29, 2022
waymo car
Waymo will expand its autonomous ride-hailing service to its so-called “Trusted Testers” in downtown Phoenix and the East Valley with a new option to ride without a safety driver.
Aug. 29, 2022
Covid test
Individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities are among some of the most vulnerable to the long-term effects of COVID-19. Now one organization is looking for volunteers to participate in a survey about their experiences during the pandemic.
Aug. 24, 2022
First Place disability housing
Arizona is facing a housing crisis. One population that is often invisible when it comes to housing are those living with autism and/or intellectual or developmental disabilities. It’s a problem, especially because this population is living longer than ever.
Aug. 17, 2022
People with mobility issues spend more than $58 billion a year on travel and their leisure trips are nearly the same frequency as those without mobility disabilities. But their experiences are much different.
Aug. 9, 2022
Matt Solan and his dog, Foxy
From airplanes to coffee shops to classrooms, it’s hardly unusual to see a service animal. And not just the classic seeing-eye dog — nowadays there are emotional support horses and therapy parrots. But there is a place that does not allow any kind of service animal: the Arizona State Hospital.
Jul. 29, 2022
Over the weekend, the first nationwide mental health crisis hotline went live. The system will now connect callers with trained mental health counselors. It’s a big deal, especially for those in the disability community.
Jul. 20, 2022


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