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Doctors Often Skip Protocols For Antipsychotics, Study Finds

As an increasing number of kids are prescribed powerful antipsychotics, a new study finds that many doctors are deviating from established medical guidelines when they dole out the scripts.

People With Down Syndrome May Actually Age Faster

The inner workings of people with Down syndrome age much faster than typically-developing individuals, a new study suggests.

Training Aims To Tackle Autism Knowledge Gap Among Doctors

A new effort is in the works to help train doctors and other health care providers to better serve individuals on the spectrum.

Sports Illustrated Honors Teen On The Spectrum

A runner with autism is Sports Illustrated’s High School Athlete of the Month.

Oscar Contender Depicts Parents Coping With Son’s Diagnosis

A short film documenting the intimate thoughts and fears of a couple after learning that their baby was born with a rare disability is up for an Oscar.

Genes May Play Bigger Role In Cerebral Palsy

Once thought to be chiefly related to lack of oxygen at birth, new research suggests that a sizable number of cerebral palsy cases are in fact rooted in genetics.

In First, Model With Down Syndrome Walks Fashion Week Runway

Among the models strutting the runway at New York Fashion Week will be a woman with Down syndrome.

EEOC Reports Fewer Disability Discrimination Claims

Workplace discrimination complaints based on disability are on the decline, federal officials say.

Child Wrongly Removed From Mom With Disability, Feds Say

Just two days after a 19-year-old with intellectual disability gave birth, state officials took her newborn away in an act the federal government contends violated the woman’s civil rights.

Pentagon Report Claims Vladimir Putin Has Asperger’s

A newly-public 2008 report from a Pentagon think tank suggests that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have Asperger’s syndrome.

Pope Joining Kids With Special Needs For Google Hangout

Pope Francis will engage with children with disabilities from around the world through an online chat.

Obama Budget Calls For Boost To Disability Programs

President Barack Obama wants Congress to halt planned cuts under sequestration and increase funding for special education and other programs for people with disabilities.

Study: By Age 6, Some With Autism See Improvement

New research suggests that young children with autism experience dramatically different trajectories, with some seeing improvement in their symptoms by age 6.

Efforts Underway To Fully Fund IDEA

Lawmakers in Congress are renewing efforts to ensure that the federal government lives up to its promise to fully fund special education.

Disability-Focused Proms Expected To Draw 7,000

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is organizing 45 proms around the world on one night just for people with special needs.

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