For the first time in more than a decade, a new version of the DSM will be unveiled this weekend and with it comes major change to the way autism is diagnosed.
Television appears to be embracing disability more widely with network executives announcing this week a handful of new shows that prominently feature characters with special needs.
Federal education officials are looking to reshape the way they evaluate each state’s compliance with special education law to put a heavier focus on student performance.
Children with autism see simple movements twice as fast, new research suggests, a finding that may help explain why many with the disorder are sensitive to noise, light and other stimuli.
In an effort to identify better strategies to help young people with disabilities transition from school to work, a handful of federal agencies are seeking public input.
Lawmakers are renewing their push to enact first-ever federal legislation regulating the use of restraint and seclusion in the nation’s schools.
While flying from Idaho to Florida, a teen with an Asperger’s-like condition found his plane unexpectedly diverted to an unfamiliar city and wound up wandering the streets all alone.
Just weeks before a new version of the DSM is scheduled for release, the head of the National Institute of Mental Health says “patients with mental disorders deserve better.”
As the economy added 165,000 jobs last month, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday that the employment situation remained largely unchanged for Americans with disabilities.
Arizona is the place to be when it comes to services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to a new national ranking.
In what’s believed to be a first-of-its-kind case, a family is bringing a federal lawsuit after a photo of their son with Down syndrome was doctored and spread across the Internet.
Max Braverman and family will be returning to television for a fifth season of NBC’s “Parenthood,” a fan-favorite among many affected by autism.
Facing mistreatment in his special education classroom, a 7-year-old boy who is nonverbal turned to stick-figure drawings to alert his parents.
Disability advocates are calling for the Justice Department to investigate the death of a man with Down syndrome who was restrained after refusing to leave a movie theater.
As a picture emerges of the men suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon last week, so too are connections between the tragedy and the disability community.