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Advocates Cracking Down On Sheltered Workshops

A nationwide effort is underway to lodge federal complaints against sheltered workshops that are not fully complying with the law.

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Increasingly, Parents Push For Inclusive Playgrounds

With local governments tight on funds, families are stepping up to ensure that community playgrounds offer a fun space for all children.

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Accessible Icon Project

In First, State Adopts Updated 'Handicapped' Symbol

A revamped version of the blue and white icon that's long symbolized accessibility will soon be commonplace in more communities.

TV Series To Examine Life During Transition

A new show focusing on the experiences of five young adults with intellectual disabilities is coming to television.

Support Growing For Autism Behavior Therapy

A new government-backed review finds that there is substantially more evidence for behavior therapy in treating autism than even just a few years ago.

Down Syndrome Laws Stir Debate

A growing number of states are requiring that a Down syndrome diagnosis be accompanied by accurate information about the disorder, but not everyone is pleased by the new mandates.

Developmental Disorders More Common Than A Decade Ago

The number of children with disabilities is on the rise, largely due to growth in incidence of mental and developmental disorders, researchers say.

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