The Obama administration wants movie theaters nationwide to do more to accommodate people with disabilities.
Even at young ages, individuals with autism are far more likely to be obese or overweight than their typically-developing peers, a new study finds.
Just six treatment sessions designed to help moms of kids with developmental disabilities manage their stress can go a long way toward reducing depression and anxiety, researchers say.
To hype its trendiest looks for fall, Nordstrom is turning to models with various disabilities clad in everything from designer boots to kids’ fashions.
Genes may play a bigger role in cerebral palsy than previously thought with researchers finding heightened risk in siblings and other relatives of those with the condition.
Scientists say they’re gaining an understanding of how ancient people treated those with Down syndrome after unearthing the remains of a 1,500-year-old skeleton with features of the disorder.
The level of federal special education funding sent to states varies widely thanks to an outdated model that favors some locales over others, a new report finds.
Thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are being illegally denied the right to vote, advocates say.
A move to give IEP teams in one state more latitude over determining graduation requirements for students with disabilities is raising red flags.
Unemployment among Americans with disabilities inched up last month even as the overall job situation appeared to improve, the U.S. Department of Labor said.
Parents of children with autism are more likely to exhibit traits of the developmental disorder themselves, new research suggests.
A major health insurer has agreed to stop using the term “mental retardation” after a family complained when the phrase was used to describe their daughter’s condition.
A new study is adding to evidence that prenatal exposure to pesticides may significantly increase a child’s risk of autism.
Students were subject to restraint and seclusion hundreds of thousands of times in one school year, a new analysis finds, and that’s likely just the tip of the iceberg.
Couples who have a child diagnosed with autism appear significantly less likely to have additional children, researchers say, no matter how many kids they already have.