Federal lawmakers say they’ve reached a deal to move forward on a bill that would establish a new way for people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.
An effort in the U.S. Senate to bring a vote on an international disability rights treaty has been squashed.
Months after federal officials ordered them to do so, states are starting to include coverage of treatments like ABA for kids with autism within their Medicaid programs.
A federal lawmaker says he wants to level the playing field for parents involved in special education disputes with their child’s school district.
The nation’s passenger rail system remains plagued by accessibility problems with poor planning hampering efforts to improve accommodations for people with disabilities, an audit finds.
An intervention for kids exhibiting signs of autism as young as 6 months is showing promise, researchers say, with most infants in a new study shedding their delays.
Even with intervention, many children with autism continue to struggle with communication, but new research suggests that using iPads and other tablets can help maximize language skills.
A new study suggesting that decade-old data from the CDC provides evidence of a link between autism and vaccines has been retracted amid concerns about its validity.
The number of families looking to sue Disney over changes to its theme park access policy for people with disabilities is growing substantially.
There’s long been talk of a connection between autism risk and infant head size, but a large new study suggests that no such link exists.
Adults with autism face a greater risk of sexual victimization than their typically-developing peers, researchers say, and a lack of education could be part of the reason why.
Kids with autism retain extra brain connections that other children weed out during development, researchers say in a new study that suggests drugs may be able to correct the issue.
Two more medical centers will soon join a national network designed to provide a one-stop shop for autism care.
The number of children with disabilities is on the rise, largely due to growth in incidence of mental and developmental disorders, researchers say.
A nationwide effort is underway to lodge federal complaints against sheltered workshops that are not fully complying with the law.