A growing number of families are struggling to care for aging adults with Down syndrome who also have Alzheimer’s disease and are losing hard-won skills.
Many in-home caregivers say they feel overwhelmed and unqualified as they struggle to help individuals with serious illnesses and disabilities.
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.
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.
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.
Parents of children with autism are more likely to exhibit traits of the developmental disorder themselves, new research suggests.
Couples who have a child diagnosed with autism appear significantly less likely to have additional children, researchers say, no matter how many kids they already have.
In many states, there are no requirements that home health workers undergo any kind of background check before providing in-home care to individuals with disabilities, a new report finds.
It’s going to take a lot more to keep a 27-year-old group home resident from marrying the woman he loves than a court ruling and his parents’ objections.
What type of job a parent holds may influence their child’s odds of having autism, new research suggests.
As people with developmental disabilities live longer, a new national center is gearing up to help individuals and their families plan for the future.
With the help of some experienced comedians, parents are finding the humor in raising their kids with autism and hoping to entertain others along the way.
A new study suggests that moms of kids with autism address their children’s behavior differently than parents of kids without the developmental disorder.
When a Michigan boy with special needs said he didn’t want a birthday party because he had no friends, his mom turned to Facebook and found him more than a million supporters.
Struggling to help their son with autism, a Colorado family turned to a convicted murderer to train a service dog and the unconventional approach is paying off.