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.
In a suit brought by mothers paid to care for their adult children with disabilities, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether in-home care providers can be required to pay union dues.
Caregivers of kids with autism report more trouble accessing services and a greater impact on their families than do parents of children with other developmental disabilities.
Increasingly parents of those with Down syndrome are mentoring other moms and dads who’ve just learned — whether prenatally or after birth — that their child has the disorder.
A college student who needs help with everything from showering to dressing and even getting out of bed is receiving all that and more from a group of devoted friends turned roommates.
Training mothers of children recently diagnosed with autism to problem-solve may go a long way toward reducing stress levels among these parents, researchers say.
Months after prevailing in a closely-watched case, a woman with Down syndrome is the namesake of a new center challenging an “over-reliance on guardianship” for those with disabilities.
Contrary to popular belief, a new study suggests that being a caregiver for a family member with a disability may lead to a longer life.
Coca-Cola is in hot water with a consumer whose daughter opened a Vitamin Water bottle with the message “You retard” printed on the cap.
When an 8-year-old who’s nonverbal became loud and hit the table while out to eat over the weekend, his family got a pleasant surprise.
Federal officials are backing off a new provision of the health care law that would have largely barred guardians from serving as paid caregivers for adults with developmental disabilities.