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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.

Supreme Court Asked To Clarify Schools’ IDEA Obligations

The nation’s school district leaders are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on who should pay for a child’s private school tuition while special education disputes are litigated.

In First, State Adopts Updated ‘Handicapped’ Symbol

A revamped version of the blue and white icon that’s long symbolized accessibility everywhere from parking lots to restrooms will soon be commonplace in more communities.

Movie Theaters May Soon Be More Accessible

The Obama administration wants movie theaters nationwide to do more to accommodate people with disabilities.

Young People With Autism More Prone To Obesity

Even at young ages, individuals with autism are far more likely to be obese or overweight than their typically-developing peers, a new study finds.

Study: ‘Mindfulness’ May Help Moms Reduce Caregiver Stress

Just six treatment sessions designed to help moms of kids with developmental disabilities manage their stress can go a long way toward reducing depression and anxiety, researchers say.

Nordstrom Spotlights Models With Disabilities

To hype its trendiest looks for fall, Nordstrom is turning to models with various disabilities clad in everything from designer boots to kids’ fashions.

Cerebral Palsy May Run In Families, Study Finds

Genes may play a bigger role in cerebral palsy than previously thought with researchers finding heightened risk in siblings and other relatives of those with the condition.

Oldest Known Case Of Down Syndrome Offers Insights

Scientists say they’re gaining an understanding of how ancient people treated those with Down syndrome after unearthing the remains of a 1,500-year-old skeleton with features of the disorder.

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