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Advocates Press Congress To Address Wandering

Several disability advocacy groups are banding together to call for federal action to help prevent wandering among those with autism and other disabilities.

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Teen Goes From Special Ed To Valedictorian

As a child, Chance Mair struggled to overcome challenges related to Asperger's syndrome, but now he has graduated high school at the top of his class.

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Housing Unaffordable For Many With Disabilities, Report Finds

Housing is too costly for those living on SSI in nearly every place across the country, with rents often exceeding an individual's entire monthly income.

Theater Training May Boost Skills In Kids With Autism

Children with autism can see big gains in socialization, communication and other skills by learning to perform on stage, researchers say.

Long-Delayed Caregiver Wage Protections To Take Effect

The U.S. Supreme Court has paved the way for an Obama administration rule mandating minimum wage and overtime for in-home caregivers assisting those with disabilities to be implemented.

Autism Coming-Of-Age Documentary To Debut On HBO

A film following a group of young women on the spectrum as they prepare for the social challenges of attending a dance is set to air on HBO later this month.

Feds: School Resource Officers Must Be Mindful Of ADA

The U.S. Department of Justice is weighing in on the responsibilities of law enforcement officers stationed at schools when they interact with children who have disabilities.

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