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Kanye West Faces Backlash Over Wheelchair Incident

Kanye West is taking heat for calling out two concertgoers for not standing up only to find out that they had disabilities.

Autism Services Focus Of New Push

Federal officials say they’re embarking on a new effort to identify best practices to meet the needs of individuals with autism from childhood to adulthood.

Nearly 8 In 10 Kids Don’t Get Developmental Screenings

The vast majority of American children may not be receiving recommended screenings for developmental delay, the CDC says.

Police ID Suspects In Ice Bucket Case

Police say they have suspects in the case of a teen with autism who thought he was taking part in the “ice bucket challenge” but reportedly found himself covered in urine and feces instead.

Inclusion Rates For Special Education Students Vary By State

Where a child lives may significantly impact whether they are placed in an inclusive or segregated classroom, a new national analysis suggests.

Outrage After Ice Bucket Challenge Turns Ugly

Police are investigating after a teen with autism who thought he was taking part in the popular “ice bucket challenge” reportedly had urine and feces dumped on him instead.

Unemployment Ticks Up Among Those With Disabilities

The unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities climbed last month, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

Study: Follow-Up Critical After Developmental Screenings

Kids with developmental delay are far more likely to receive the early intervention services they need if pediatricians follow up after conducting routine screenings, researchers say.

Report Finds Fewer Federal Workers With Disabilities

Despite a push to increase hiring of people with what are known as “targeted disabilities,” the participation of such individuals in the federal workforce has actually declined.

Doctors Get New Recommendations For Diagnosing Disabilities

A major pediatricians’ group is issuing new guidelines for physicians diagnosing intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Support Growing For Autism Behavior Therapy

A new government-backed review finds that there is substantially more evidence for behavior therapy in treating autism than even just a few years ago.

TV Series To Examine Life During Transition

A new show focusing on the experiences of five young adults with intellectual disabilities is coming to television.

‘Love Hormone’ Not Responsible For Autism, Study Finds

While some children with autism may benefit from taking oxytocin, low levels of the so-called “love hormone” do not appear responsible for causing the developmental disorder, researchers say.

Nation’s 911 System Inching Towards Greater Accessibility

A new federal rule is paving the way for 911 services to become more accessible for people with disabilities.

More With Disabilities Finding Work

The jobless rate for people with disabilities improved somewhat last month, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

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