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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.

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Inclusive Classrooms Provide Language Boost, Study Finds

For young children with disabilities, the key to mastering language may be surrounding them with their typically-developing peers, researchers say.

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Feds Clarify Obligations To Kids With Autism

Federal officials are for the first time telling states that Medicaid coverage must include treatments like ABA for children with autism.

White House Gala Honors Special Olympics

Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder were just a few of the celebrities on hand at a White House gala honoring Special Olympics.

Autism Act Wins Senate Approval

Just before leaving Washington for a month-long break, the U.S. Senate acted to renew the nation's primary autism legislation, sending the measure to the president's desk.

Supreme Court Asked To Clarify Schools’ IDEA Obligations

The nation's school district leaders are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on who should pay for a child's private school tuition while special education disputes are litigated.

Inflexibility May Be Hardwired In Those With Autism

Kids with autism have less flexible brains, researchers say in a new study that may help explain why switching from rest to a task can be particularly difficult for those on the spectrum.

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