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Torches To Travel Nation Ahead Of Special Olympics

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.

Crime Odds Double For Those With Disabilities

People with disabilities remain far more likely to be victims of violent crime, new federal statistics indicate.

Guidance Sought On Rights Of Flyers With Autism

Weeks after a teen with autism and her family were booted from a United Airlines flight, advocates are calling on federal authorities to remind air carriers of their responsibilities.

Doctors Largely Unprepared To Treat Adults On The Spectrum

A new survey finds many health care providers admittedly know little about how to care for adults with autism.

Feds Call For Greater Inclusion In Preschools

The Obama administration wants to see more kids with disabilities — no matter how significant — participating in classrooms alongside their typically-developing peers.

Disability Claims Mounting Against Disney

More families are taking legal action against Disney, alleging that recent changes to theme park access for people with disabilities are discriminatory.

As More With Autism Near Adulthood, Clues To Success Emerge

What’s the biggest predictor of success for individuals with autism in adulthood? Researchers say it might not be what you’d expect.

Nearly 40 Percent Of Students With Disabilities Don’t Graduate

A new report is sounding alarm bells about lagging high school graduation rates among students with disabilities.

In First, State To Ban Subminimum Wage

With legislation signed this week, New Hampshire is set to become the first state in the nation to make it illegal for people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage.

New Disability Liaison On Board At White House

There is a new staffer at the White House tasked with addressing the needs of the disability community.

Autism Speaks Sees Leadership Change

The longtime chair at the nation’s largest autism advocacy group is stepping aside.

IDEA Applies To ‘Twice Exceptional’ Students Too

Students with disabilities are entitled to special education services, even if they are cognitively gifted, federal officials say.

Feds Put Brakes On Special Education Cutbacks

With a new rule, federal education officials are telling schools not to skimp on funding for special education.

Disney Tweaking Disability Access Procedures

Disney is again updating its program for accommodating guests with disabilities at its theme parks.

Many Young Adults With Autism Struggling

Young adults with autism are facing significant challenges after high school, a new report suggests, with many on the spectrum finding themselves unemployed, isolated and lacking services.

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