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Labor Secretary: Shift Away From Subminimum Wage An ‘Example’

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez is hoping that states will follow the federal government’s lead in moving away from paying people with disabilities less than minimum wage.

In Siblings, Autism Signs Often Apparent At 18 Months

About 20 percent of younger siblings of those with autism are on the spectrum too and they often show symptoms of the developmental disorder as young as 18 months, researchers say.

Teens Charged In Ice Bucket Case

Five teens have been charged with dumping a bucket containing urine and tobacco spit on a 15-year-old with autism who thought he was taking part in the “ice bucket challenge.”

Teens With Cerebral Palsy Rate Quality Of Life High

Adolescents with cerebral palsy have a similar quality of life to others their age, a new survey suggests.

Parent Training Shows Promise For Kids With Autism

Monthly home visits to teach parents how to best work with their children with autism can go a long way toward improving kids’ interactions, researchers say.

Ranking Names Best Cities For People With Disabilities

A new ranking is offering insight on the nation’s best and worst places for people with disabilities to call home.

Employment Report Shows Signs Of Improvement

As the nation’s jobless rate hit a milestone last month, work prospects for Americans with disabilities appeared to improve just slightly, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

TV Networks Featuring More Characters With Disabilities

The number of characters with disabilities appearing on broadcast television is on the rise, according to a new analysis.

Suit Accuses Papa John’s Of Violating ADA

The EEOC is accusing Papa John’s Pizza of discrimination after an employee with Down syndrome was fired, allegedly because he needed the assistance of a job coach.

Young People With Autism More Sedentary, Study Finds

Children with autism are far less physically active than their typically-developing peers, researchers say.

Taking Iron During Pregnancy May Cut Autism Risk In Half

A nutrient deficiency that’s common among pregnant women could impact the odds of giving birth to a child with autism, researchers say.

Feds Look To Boost Disability Employment

A new advisory committee is in the works that will be tasked with helping government officials improve job prospects for people with developmental disabilities across the country.

Report: Nearly 1 In 3 With Disabilities In Poverty

A confluence of factors ranging from prejudice to the complexity of support systems are leaving people with disabilities disproportionately impoverished, a congressional report finds.

Kanye West Faces Backlash Over Wheelchair Incident

Kanye West is taking heat for calling out two concertgoers for not standing up only to find out that they had disabilities.

Autism Services Focus Of New Push

Federal officials say they’re embarking on a new effort to identify best practices to meet the needs of individuals with autism from childhood to adulthood.

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