The Obama administration is committing $100 million to boost access to mental health services and improve mental health facilities.
A therapy that uses play to teach children with autism to tolerate sound, touch and other potentially-challenging sensory experiences can be beneficial, new research suggests.
As the nation’s unemployment rate dropped to a five-year low last month, Americans with disabilities struggled to make gains in the job market, new data suggests.
A visit to meet Santa Claus can be overwhelming, but this weekend St. Nick will make some special adjustments to accommodate kids with disabilities at many malls across the country.
A college student who needs help with everything from showering to dressing and even getting out of bed is receiving all that and more from a group of devoted friends turned roommates.
As some of the biggest names in music turned out for the American Music Awards, there was a teen with Down syndrome in their midst, all thanks to pop singer Katy Perry.
The number of American children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is on the rise, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Many with autism also experience a condition that causes unusual sensory triggers, a new study indicates, such that hearing music or seeing a color may conjure a taste or a smell.
Contrary to long-held beliefs, new research suggests that delivering babies by cesarean section does not lower their risk for cerebral palsy.
When a mother of a boy with Down syndrome noticed that The New York Times’ “Ethicist” had a history of using the word “retard,” she took him to task. And boy did he respond.
A college student is suing her Montana school in federal court arguing that her disabilities prevent her from completing two math courses required to obtain a bachelor’s degree.
A recent court ruling that New York City’s emergency plans violate the Americans with Disabilities Act could have widespread implications for cities across the country.
Training mothers of children recently diagnosed with autism to problem-solve may go a long way toward reducing stress levels among these parents, researchers say.
Even amid last month’s government shutdown, the job situation remained relatively steady for Americans with disabilities, the U.S Department of Labor said Friday.
Autism can be detected in infants as young as 2 months by tracking their eye movements, researchers say, marking the earliest signs of the developmental disorder ever observed.