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.
The inner workings of people with Down syndrome age much faster than typically-developing individuals, a new study suggests.
A new effort is in the works to help train doctors and other health care providers to better serve individuals on the spectrum.
A runner with autism is Sports Illustrated’s High School Athlete of the Month.
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.
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.
Among the models strutting the runway at New York Fashion Week will be a woman with Down syndrome.
Workplace discrimination complaints based on disability are on the decline, federal officials 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.
A newly-public 2008 report from a Pentagon think tank suggests that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have Asperger’s syndrome.
Pope Francis will engage with children with disabilities from around the world through an online chat.
President Barack Obama wants Congress to halt planned cuts under sequestration and increase funding for special education and other programs for people with disabilities.
New research suggests that young children with autism experience dramatically different trajectories, with some seeing improvement in their symptoms by age 6.
Lawmakers in Congress are renewing efforts to ensure that the federal government lives up to its promise to fully fund special education.
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.