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Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House To Make Public Debut

The only fully-accessible home ever designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is set to open to the public as a museum.

Groups Want Federal Autism Dollars Reallocated

With the nation’s primary autism legislation set to expire soon, some disability advocates are pressing for major changes in the federal government’s approach to the developmental disorder.

DynaVox Affiliates File For Bankruptcy

Three affiliates of DynaVox filed for bankruptcy this week, but the entity responsible for the assistive technology products long used by people with disabilities says it is unaffected.

Disney Sued Over Disability Access Policy

Disney is facing allegations of discrimination, with a lawsuit charging that modifications to a policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme parks violate the ADA.

Chili’s Cancels Autism Fundraiser Amid Backlash

Chili’s Grill & Bar has canceled a fundraiser for a national autism organization after facing criticism related to the group’s views on vaccines.

Sesame Street To Focus On Autism

The nonprofit behind Big Bird, Elmo and Abby Cadabby is launching a new effort to reduce stigma surrounding kids with autism and help those with the developmental disorder learn life skills.

White House Disability Liaison Moving On

After less than a year on the job, a White House adviser specifically focused on disability issues is leaving the Pennsylvania Avenue post.

Crisis Training Pays Big Dividends, Study Finds

Training police to respond to situations involving people with developmental disabilities and other behavioral disorders leads to fewer arrests and more treatment referrals.

Tech Company Ramps Up Hiring Of Workers With Autism

An international software giant that’s looking to tap the unique talents of those with autism is taking on its first group of American employees on the spectrum.

Autism Rates Spike Again, CDC Says

The federal government is revising its official autism prevalence estimate upward to reflect a 30 percent increase over numbers reported just two years ago.

Study Finds Autism Originates During Pregnancy

New research is offering evidence that autism is linked to differences in the brain that emerge during pregnancy.

Feds Move Forward With Disability Hiring Mandate

With a new rule taking effect this week, federal officials are looking to compel businesses to significantly increase the number of people with disabilities that they employ.

Harsh Discipline More Common For Students With Disabilities

Federal officials say schools are restraining and secluding kids with disabilities far more often than other children and are disproportionately referring them to law enforcement.

Disney Show Goes Sensory-Friendly

A group behind efforts to make Broadway shows accessible to those with autism and other developmental disabilities is now setting its sights on accommodating young kids with special needs.

Future Planning Center To Assist Disability Caregivers

As people with developmental disabilities live longer, a new national center is gearing up to help individuals and their families plan for the future.

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