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Feds Urged To Strengthen Autism Transition

Health & Behavior

Report: Direct Care Workers Can’t Afford To Stay In Jobs

Politics & Law

ADA Suits Increasingly Target Websites

Autism

Farm Eases Haircut Anxiety For Kids On The Spectrum

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Politics & Law

Service Dog Company Accused Of Scamming Customers

A company is under investigation for allegedly selling animals that are poorly and improperly trained, including some that lack the temperament to be service dogs.

September 19, 2017

Living

Student Invents Assistive Tech For Those With Disabilities Like Hers

Largely paralyzed, Kavita Krishnaswamy needs round-the-clock care and rarely leaves home, but that's not stopping her from designing robotic devices that help those with severe disabilities.

September 19, 2017

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Senators introduce health care bill

Politics & Law

Medicaid Home And Community-Based Services Face New Threat

Disability advocates are decrying a renewed drive to overhaul the nation's health care system that they say would fundamentally alter Medicaid and jeopardize home and community-based services.

September 19, 2017
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Living

Google Wants Help Tagging Accessible Places

Google is looking to the public in an effort to make navigating the world easier for people with disabilities.

September 18, 2017

Autism

Netflix Renews Series About Teen With ASD

Netflix is ordering up more episodes of a series about the experiences of a teen with autism and his family.

September 15, 2017

Education

DeVos: Minimum Progress For Kids With Disabilities ‘Preposterous’

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is calling on the nation's public schools to work with parents to better serve students with special needs.

September 15, 2017

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Money

Autism Speaks Reports Double-Digit Revenue Slide


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Education

Students Create Custom Pencil Grip For Girl With Special Needs

A disability makes writing difficult for 9-year-old Natalie Quintana, but a custom-designed gripping tool developed by a group of middle schoolers is making a big difference.

September 13, 2017

Money

States Get Guidance On ABLE Accounts, Medicaid Eligibility

As a new kind of account allowing people with disabilities to save money becomes more available, federal officials say there are big implications for Medicaid.

September 12, 2017

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Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Reality Show Takes Home Emmys

A documentary series chronicling the lives of seven young adults with Down syndrome is the winner of multiple Emmy Awards.

September 12, 2017

Politics & Law

EEOC: Man With Autism Harassed, Assaulted By Boss

A man with autism who washed dishes at a Golden Corral restaurant was harassed by his boss before being sexually assaulted on the job, according to a U.S. government lawsuit.

September 12, 2017

Dr. Tyler Sexton checks on an infant

Living

‘The Good Doctor’ Gets Boost From Real MD With Disability

ABC is turning to a pediatrician with cerebral palsy and others who have achieved success despite long odds to help promote their new television drama about a surgeon on the spectrum.

September 11, 2017

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Health & Behavior

Feds Award Millions For Autism Research


Living

Accomable Aims To Be Accessible Version Of Airbnb

Much like Airbnb, Accomable allows people to offer up their homes to travelers, but all of its listings are fully vetted for various accessibility needs.

September 8, 2017
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Living

Rental Market Unkind To Those With Developmental Disabilities

As people with developmental disabilities increasingly live in community-based settings, a first-of-its-kind report is finding that they face a multitude of barriers in obtaining housing.

September 7, 2017

Autism

How A Mom Helped Her Son With Autism Fit In At High School

Nervous about how other students would receive her son with autism, one mom took to Facebook and found a heartening response.

September 6, 2017
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