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Suit Accuses Papa John’s Of Violating ADA

The EEOC is accusing Papa John’s Pizza of discrimination after an employee with Down syndrome was fired, allegedly because he needed the assistance of a job coach.

Young People With Autism More Sedentary, Study Finds

Children with autism are far less physically active than their typically-developing peers, researchers say.

Taking Iron During Pregnancy May Cut Autism Risk In Half

A nutrient deficiency that’s common among pregnant women could impact the odds of giving birth to a child with autism, researchers say.

Feds Look To Boost Disability Employment

A new advisory committee is in the works that will be tasked with helping government officials improve job prospects for people with developmental disabilities across the country.

Report: Nearly 1 In 3 With Disabilities In Poverty

A confluence of factors ranging from prejudice to the complexity of support systems are leaving people with disabilities disproportionately impoverished, a congressional report finds.

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.

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