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Many Young Adults With Autism Struggling

Young adults with autism are facing significant challenges after high school, a new report suggests, with many on the spectrum finding themselves unemployed, isolated and lacking services.

Program Looks To Turn People With Disabilities Into Entrepreneurs

With an eye toward increasing employment opportunities, a new effort is looking to provide people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the tools to work for themselves.

Dozens Of Self-Advocates Arrested At White House

More than 50 disability rights activists were arrested Monday while protesting outside the White House.

Restraint And Seclusion Mandate Advances In Senate

A plan to rewrite the nation’s primary education law is set to go before the U.S. Senate and it now includes a provision related to restraint and seclusion in schools.

Doctors Often Dismiss Parents’ Autism Concerns

Pediatricians often fail to take seriously parent concerns about autism, new research suggests, sometimes delaying children from receiving a diagnosis and treatment for years.

Feds Take Aim At Sheltered Workshops

The Obama administration is proposing new regulations that would sharply limit people with disabilities from entering employment situations where they earn less than minimum wage.

Senate Plan Retains Testing Cap For Students With Disabilities

A bipartisan plan to reshape the nation’s primary education law would maintain strict limits on the number of students with disabilities taking less rigorous tests.

Feds Call For Expanded Mental Health Coverage

Federal officials want Medicaid to beef up access to mental health care for individuals with disabilities and other beneficiaries.

UN Challenges Businesses To Hire More On The Spectrum

The leader of the United Nations is calling on businesses around the world to step up and do their part in employing people with autism.

Report Finds More States Limiting Restraint, Seclusion

Though federal efforts to restrict the use of restraint and seclusion in schools have stagnated, an analysis finds a growing number of states have implemented laws to curtail the practices.

GI Troubles May Be Early Sign Of Autism

Gastrointestinal issues common among many on the spectrum are often apparent in infancy — well before individuals are diagnosed with the developmental disorder, researchers say.

Disability-Related Education Complaints Trending Up

Federal education officials are fielding an increasing number of complaints related to disability discrimination in the nation’s schools.

Movie Featuring Actor With Down Syndrome Set For Wide Release

A film starring a man with Down syndrome is set for a nationwide release this spring.

White House Honors Teen With Cerebral Palsy

A film about a high school student with a disability is one of 15 that is being honored by President Barack Obama.

ABLE Accounts Get Green Light In First State

Three months after federal law established a new way for people with disabilities to save without jeopardizing their government benefits, the legislative hurdles are over in one state.

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