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States Ranked On Court Accessibility

A new ranking finds that access to the courts for people with disabilities varies significantly from one state to the next.

Vote Planned On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

With little time to spare, a vote will happen this year on a bill that would allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their benefits, a key member of Congress says.

Toymaker Wants Playtime To Be More Inclusive

The maker of childhood classics like Mr. Potato Head, Play-Doh and Connect 4 is looking to ensure that kids with developmental disabilities know how to engage with its toys too.

Clock Ticking On Plan For Disability Savings Accounts

Advocates are pushing Congress to act before the end of the year on a bill that would allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

Schools Must Offer Communication Supports, Feds Say

The Obama administration is reminding schools of their wide-ranging responsibilities to students with disabilities who struggle with speech and other communication difficulties.

Families Dealt Setback In ADA Suit Against Disney

A federal lawsuit challenging broad changes to Disney’s theme park access policy for people with disabilities has hit a roadblock.

Jerry Seinfeld: ‘I Think I’m On The Spectrum’

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld says he believes he may be on the autism spectrum.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders May Be Underreported

There may be many more children than previously thought with developmental disabilities resulting from alcohol exposure during pregnancy, researchers say.

Justice Department Monitoring Disability Access At Polls

Federal officials are fanning out across the country on Election Day to ensure that voters — including those with disabilities — don’t encounter barriers to casting their ballots.

Lawmakers Urge Feds To Listen To Autism Self-Advocates

Members of Congress are calling on the Obama administration to take into account the concerns of self-advocates as the federal government works to implement new autism legislation.

Study: Group Approach May Help Parents Of Kids With Autism

With group training sessions, researchers say parents can learn to successfully incorporate autism therapy techniques into their everyday interactions with their children.

Healthy Eating Eluding Many With Disabilities

People with disabilities are falling far short when it comes to consuming recommended levels of vitamins and other nutrients, researchers say.

Feds Warn Schools On Bullying Of Kids With Disabilities

In response to an increasing number of complaints, federal officials are reminding schools of their responsibilities to ensure that students with disabilities are not subjected to bullying.

Harvard Study Finds Psychiatrists Tough To Access

Making an appointment with a psychiatrist is often an uphill battle no matter if you’re insured or if you intend to pay out of pocket, a new study suggests.

Autism Symptoms Eased By Broccoli Extract, Study Finds

A chemical that’s found in broccoli and other vegetables may be able to dramatically improve behavior and social skills in those with autism, researchers say.

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