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.
The transition from school to work for students with disabilities will undergo sweeping changes under a bill President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday.
Two years after rejecting an international disability rights treaty, the U.S. Senate is poised to reconsider the matter.
Plans are in the works at the U.S. Department of Justice to roll out law enforcement training focused on people with disabilities.