A new guide from the U.S. Department of Transportation is spelling out the rules air carriers must follow when dealing with travelers who have autism and other developmental disabilities.
With new findings suggesting that genes play a significant role in cerebral palsy, researchers say that broader use of genetic testing in those with the condition may be warranted.
The U.S. Department of Education is doing away with a policy that allowed states to consider some students with disabilities academically proficient without meeting grade-level standards.
A federal appeals court has upheld a rule requiring that in-home care workers assisting people with disabilities be paid minimum wage and overtime.
Especially creative ideas may be more likely to come from individuals with high levels of autism traits, a new study suggests, hinting at a possible advantage for those on the spectrum.
Federal funding for autism research yo-yoed in recent years, but ultimately is on the rise, a new government report finds.
With autism rates rising, experts have pushed for years to expand screening for the developmental disorder to all children. But now an influential panel is saying not so fast.
Federal officials are further clarifying the rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities who rely on service animals amid continued confusion.
Federal education officials are reminding schools not to skimp on needed speech and language services for children with autism.
A program that distributes billions in federal dollars each year to secure work for people with disabilities is accused of failing at its very mission amid allegations of corruption and fraud.
Attitudes about people with intellectual disabilities are evolving, a new poll suggests, but opinions remain tied to the level of personal connection individuals have with this population.
Some of the biggest names in technology are banding together with a new commitment designed to make their products more accessible for people with disabilities.
In marking a quarter century since the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act became law, President Barack Obama said much more work is yet to be done.
A diverse group of states spanning the nation came out on top in an annual ranking of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Federal officials indicate that less than half of states are meeting their obligations under special education law.