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State To Require Cameras In Special Ed Classrooms

In what’s believed to be a first, a new law in Texas will require schools to install cameras upon request in classrooms serving students with disabilities.

First Lady To Attend Special Olympics

First lady Michelle Obama is headed to Los Angeles next month to cheer on athletes with disabilities at the Special Olympics World Games, organizers say.

Despite Gains, Disability Employment Falls Short

People with disabilities faced an unemployment rate more than twice as high as that of the general population last year, according to new federal statistics.

Feds Put Millions Toward Training Special Educators

With an eye on improving services for students with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education is funneling millions into programs to train new special educators.

Guardianship Often Recommended Over Alternatives

Full guardianship is most frequently recommended for people with disabilities as they enter adulthood over other less-restrictive options, a new survey suggests.

Housing Unaffordable For Many With Disabilities, Report Finds

Housing is too costly for people with disabilities living on SSI in nearly every place across the country, with apartment rents often exceeding an individual’s entire monthly income.

Autism Risk May Vary With Parents’ Age

The odds of having a child with autism appear to go up and down as moms and dads move through life, according to the largest study of its kind.

Disability Employment On The Rise

The number of people with disabilities in the workforce is ticking up, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

Autism Severity Tied To Stress Levels

The severity of a child’s autism may be directly linked with the level of stress or anxiety they experience on a day-to-day basis, a new study suggests.

Students With Special Needs Face Double-Digit Achievement Gaps

A new report finds that students with disabilities are faring far worse on standardized tests than their typically-developing peers.

Google Putting Up Millions For Disability Initiative

Google is looking to address the needs of a billion people with disabilities worldwide and it’s putting big bucks behind the effort.

Pets Reduce Stress In Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Animals may offer more than comfort for kids with autism, according to new research finding that pets can bring about physiological changes in those with the developmental disorder.

School Backtracks After Students Left Out Of Yearbook

After an outraged mother complained that her daughter with Down syndrome and others with special needs were left out of the yearbook, school officials are changing course.

Supreme Court Punts On Special Ed, ADA Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court chose not to rule on whether the ADA applies during police encounters the same day the court said it would not consider a closely-watched special education case.

Under New Law, Self-Advocates To Train Police

Self-advocates will take a role in training police on interacting with people who have developmental disabilities under a first-of-its-kind law.

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