Federal officials are looking to add new resources to support students with disabilities pursuing higher education.
New research suggests that an otherwise rare speech disorder may affect nearly two-thirds of kids with autism, a finding that’s prompting calls for greater screening.
Contrary to widespread concerns that minorities are disproportionately funneled into special education classrooms, a new study suggests that these kids’ special needs often go unnoticed.
Six months after a federal law paved the way for tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities, officials are providing details on how they expect the new program to operate.
A bipartisan group of senators is looking to provide financial incentives to states for helping people with disabilities live and work in the community.
Everyone from Stevie Wonder to Jimmy Kimmel and Avril Lavigne will be on hand to kick off the Special Olympics World Games next month, organizers say.
Several disability advocacy groups are banding together to call for federal action to help prevent wandering among those with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Putting children with autism on special diets may not be such a good idea, researchers say.
More than a year after the FDA said it might ban electric-shock devices used to modify behavior in individuals with disabilities, advocates are calling on the agency to take action.
A new, national survey finds that the majority of people with disabilities want to be employed, but they often encounter barriers to work.
The nation’s largest school district says it will install door alarms at nearly every one of its schools in an effort to help protect students with disabilities who are at risk of wandering.
With a first-of-its-kind effort, federal officials are looking to provide hands-on assistance to help people with disabilities become more financially independent.
The number of businesses devoted to serving the needs of people with disabilities is up dramatically and so are industry revenues, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Advocates are accusing schools across one of the nation’s largest states of using truancy laws to funnel kids with disabilities off their rolls.
Three torches will make their way across the country in the coming weeks reaching every state on foot or by bicycle before converging at the Special Olympics World Games this summer.