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Feds Clarify Rights Of Parents With Disabilities

The Obama administration is warning state and local officials not to discriminate against people with disabilities who have children or would like to.

Study: Dads’ Involvement Key For Families Affected By ASD

Many women struggle to deal with stress associated with having a child with autism, but new research suggests that fathers can play a big role in boosting moms’ mental health.

Feds Offer Financial Advice For Caregivers

A new set of state-specific guides are on their way to help parents and caregivers tasked with managing money on behalf of those with disabilities.

Model With Down Syndrome To Strut Fashion Week Runway

An 18-year-old with Down syndrome is set to make her debut at New York Fashion Week next month.

Special Education Training Efforts To Get Millions

As school gets underway in many parts of the country, federal officials are doling out millions of dollars to help parents and teachers better serve students with disabilities.

Labor Department Says More With Disabilities Unemployed

An increasing number of Americans with disabilities are job hunting, new government data suggests.

Students With Disabilities Allegedly Handcuffed As Punishment

A sheriff’s deputy is facing a federal lawsuit after allegedly shackling two children with disabilities for misbehaving at school.

Autism Costs Projected To Soar

This year alone, researchers estimate that the cost of caring for Americans with autism is $268 billion and the price tag is only going up.

States Urged To Promote Competitive Employment

The nation’s governors are being asked to establish policies within their states that promote integrated employment at or above minimum wage for people with significant disabilities.

Spending On Community Living Hits Record

For the first time ever, Medicaid is spending more on community-based services than on institutional care.

$28 Million Effort Aims To Identify Autism Biomarkers

With millions in funding, a public-private partnership is launching a national study aiming to better classify children with autism in order to improve treatment options.

Nike Unveils Shoes For People With Special Needs

Thanks to a plea from a teen with cerebral palsy seeking shoes he could put on his feet independently, Nike is introducing sneakers designed specifically for people with disabilities.

Disability Employment Shows Improvement

The number of Americans with disabilities who are employed is on the rise, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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.

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