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Runner With Autism Vies For Magazine Cover

With thousands of votes in his favor, a 24-year-old who is nonverbal and has autism could land on the cover of a national magazine.

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.

Tracking Device Proposal Gains Momentum

A federal effort to provide free tracking devices to children with autism and other disabilities who are at risk of wandering is getting a boost.

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.

Justice Department Developing Disability Training For Police

Plans are in the works at the U.S. Department of Justice to roll out law enforcement training focused on people with disabilities.

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.

In Debate Over Institutions, Residents Rarely Heard

As states increasingly close down institutions, one resident who’s being forced to move says people like her are often left with few choices.

Self-Advocates Train To Have Safe Encounters With Police

Beyond training police officers, there is a new effort underway to prepare people with developmental disabilities for potential encounters with law enforcement.

Disney Wants Disability Access Suit Thrown Out

Disney is fighting allegations that changes to its policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme parks are in violation of the ADA.

Supreme Court Rules On Disability Caregivers

In a case that could have broad implications, the U.S. Supreme Court says home care workers — including those caring for their own kids with special needs — can’t be forced to pay union dues.

Many Parents Of Kids With Autism Have Autistic Traits Too

Parents of children with autism are more likely to exhibit traits of the developmental disorder themselves, new research suggests.

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