As new rules roll out mandating better pay for in-home care workers, federal officials say states must not compromise the rights of people with disabilities in the process.
Exposure to high levels of air pollution during pregnancy — particularly during later stages — may double a woman’s risk of having a child with autism, a new Harvard study suggests.
The federal government added people with disabilities to its payroll at a higher rate last year than at any other time in the last three decades.
The number of reported hate crimes targeting people with disabilities fell last year, the FBI says.
A significant number of doctors purportedly accepting Medicaid are not actually offering treatment to the program’s beneficiaries, a new investigation finds.
Despite overall job market gains, people with disabilities are struggling to keep up, new figures from the U.S. Department of Labor suggest.
Autism diagnosis currently relies on clinical evaluation, but a new study suggests it may be possible to detect the disorder with near perfect accuracy using brain scans.
A potential cancer treatment may also relieve behavioral symptoms of a condition associated with autism and intellectual disability, researchers say.
Three teens who dumped urine, tobacco and spit on a 15-year-old with autism who thought he was participating in the “ice bucket challenge” have been ordered to do community service.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is backing off comments he made earlier this month suggesting that he may be on the autism spectrum.
For the first time, Pope Francis is set to meet with individuals with autism and their families during an international conference on the developmental disorder.
The number of schoolchildren with autism has increased nationwide in recent years, but a new study suggests that some kids are still being overlooked.
The substantial rise in autism in recent years is primarily, but not entirely, due to changes in how the developmental disorder is defined and reported, a new study suggests.
Three teens admitted this week to dumping a bucket containing urine, tobacco and spit on a 15-year-old with autism who thought he was participating in the “ice bucket challenge.”
As the job market shows signs of improvement, statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor suggest people with disabilities are making gains as well.