Budget cuts are forcing larger class sizes, bigger case loads and leaving schools with too few staff to meet the needs of students with disabilities, special educators say.
Federal officials say there’s an urgent need for people to donate their brains for research on autism, Down syndrome and other disorders and now they’re taking a more active role in the effort.
New evidence suggests that a nasal spray of a naturally-occurring hormone may help improve socialization among children with autism.
A puppy that was once abandoned and left for dead has now been named “Dog of the Year” for changing the life of a boy with autism.
Nearly twice as many hate crimes targeting people with disabilities were reported last year, the FBI says, even as the total number of hate crimes nationwide fell.
Most federally-funded autism research is “potentially duplicative,” according to a new government report that finds coordination and oversight lacking.
A new calendar featuring scantily-clad models with disabilities is designed to squash preconceived notions about sexuality among those with special needs.
Kids with autism may be able to learn to speak later than previously thought and researchers say that iPads could be key.
Increased class sizes, decreased services and placement changes are among the effects parents say budget cuts are having on students in special education.
A prominent self-advocate is resigning from his post with Autism Speaks citing “destructive” public statements from the organization’s leadership and their disinterest in his ideas.
Families are facing limited housing options as an increasing number of individuals with autism enter adulthood, a new survey suggests.
When a customer berated a supermarket employee with Asperger’s syndrome for working too slowly, the story quickly went viral with tens-of-thousands coming to the worker’s defense.
Health insurers must cover mental health services at the same level as physical ailments under new federal rules.
Sephora is pulling a shade of lipstick called “Celebutard” from its shelves after complaints that the name is offensive to those with disabilities.
Airlines will soon be required to improve access to their websites and airport kiosks and make other changes to better accommodate travelers with disabilities under new federal regulations.