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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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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 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.
Even in a state with some of the best disability services, parents and providers are worried about what the future holds for a growing number of adults with developmental disabilities.
The caldron no longer burns in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where thousands gathered over the weekend to mark the end of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.
This year alone, researchers estimate that the cost of caring for Americans with autism is $268 billion and the price tag is only going up.
Federal officials are further clarifying the rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities who rely on service animals amid continued confusion.