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Deal Reached On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

Federal lawmakers say they've reached a deal on legislation that would establish a new way for people with disabilities to save money.

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Feds Look To Boost Disability Employment

A new advisory committee is in the works that will be tasked with helping government officials improve job prospects for people with disabilities.

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Inclusion Rates For Special Education Students Vary By State

Where a child lives may significantly impact whether they are placed in an inclusive or segregated classroom, a new analysis suggests.

Due Process Hearings On Decline

Fewer special education disputes between parents and school districts are escalating to due process hearings, a new government report finds.

Birth Control Options Stressed For Teens With Disabilities

Doctors are getting a reminder that adolescents with developmental disabilities are interested in sex too and their need for guidance and contraception should not be overlooked.

What Happens When Sheltered Workshops Close?

Vermont closed its last sheltered workshop in 2002. Today, the employment rate of people with developmental disabilities in the New England state is twice the national average.

Young People With Autism More Sedentary, Study Finds

Children with autism are far less physically active than their typically-developing peers, researchers say.

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