The number of families looking to sue Disney over changes to its theme park access policy for people with disabilities is growing substantially.
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.
Adults with autism face a greater risk of sexual victimization than their typically-developing peers, researchers say, and a lack of education could be part of the reason why.
Kids with autism retain extra brain connections that other children weed out during development, researchers say in a new study that suggests drugs may be able to correct the issue.
Two more medical centers will soon join a national network designed to provide a one-stop shop for autism care.
The number of children with disabilities is on the rise, largely due to growth in incidence of mental and developmental disorders, researchers say.
A nationwide effort is underway to lodge federal complaints against sheltered workshops that are not fully complying with the law.
With little fanfare, President Barack Obama signed a reauthorization of the nation’s primary autism legislation that includes more than a billion dollars in federal funding.
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.
Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder were just a few of the celebrities on hand at a White House gala honoring Special Olympics.
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.
For young children with disabilities, the key to mastering language may be surrounding them with their typically-developing peers, researchers say.
The president and first lady will welcome a group of people with disabilities to the White House this week for a special dinner focusing on efforts to promote acceptance.
A federal effort to provide free tracking devices to children with autism and other disabilities who are at risk of wandering is getting a boost.
A long-stagnant bill that would establish a new way for people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits is starting to make its way through Congress.