Two couples who filed a lawsuit claiming that their neighbors’ son with autism became a public nuisance say they only turned to the courts because the family refused to rein in the child.
Even in a state with some of the best disability services, parents and providers are worried about what the future holds for a growing number of adults with developmental disabilities.
Attitudes about people with intellectual disabilities are evolving, a new poll suggests, but opinions remain tied to the level of personal connection individuals have with this population.
A diverse group of states spanning the nation came out on top in an annual ranking of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
A bipartisan group of senators is looking to provide financial incentives to states for helping people with disabilities live and work in the community.
A database that allows families to proactively offer information to police about the special needs of those with developmental disabilities is easing interactions with law enforcement.
After seven years participating in the Boy Scouts, the parents of a teenager on the spectrum are suing over the “improper and illegal” revocation of their son’s membership.
People with disabilities remain far more likely to be victims of violent crime, new federal statistics indicate.
While progress in improving transportation for people with disabilities has been evident in the past decade, persistent barriers remain, a new national report finds.
Many people with developmental disabilities are languishing in jail simply because they’ve been deemed unfit to stand trial and treatment facilities are unavailable.
With greater awareness and education, religious leaders are increasingly looking for ways to welcome people with disabilities and their families.
A teen once isolated and unable to speak is now a public speaker and mentor in a turnaround that may offer evidence of the power of human-animal interaction.
Millions of dollars are heading to over two dozen states to help people with disabilities access community-based housing and support services.
To educate both legislators and the public, a photographer is documenting the everyday lives of adults with developmental disabilities to highlight the need for critical support services.
Responding to a growing need, a handful of new programs are teaching libraries how to accommodate kids with disabilities who may not adhere to the expected “behavior code.”