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Doctors Get New Recommendations For Diagnosing Disabilities

A major pediatricians' group is issuing new guidelines for physicians diagnosing intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

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Columbia University Medical Center

Study Offers Clues To How Autism Develops

Kids with autism retain extra brain connections, researchers say in a new study that suggests drugs may be able to correct the issue.

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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.

In-Home Caregivers Often Lack Training, Oversight

Many in-home caregivers say they feel overwhelmed and unqualified as they struggle to help individuals with serious illnesses and disabilities.

ADA Suit Against Disney May Expand

The number of families looking to sue Disney over changes to its theme park access policy for people with disabilities is growing substantially.

Report Finds Fewer Federal Workers With Disabilities

Despite a push to increase hiring of people with what are known as "targeted disabilities," the participation of such individuals in the federal workforce has actually declined.

Head Size Not A Predictor Of Autism, Researchers Say

There's long been talk of a connection between autism risk and infant head size, but a large new study suggests that no such link exists.

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