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Ed Department Urged To Ban Seclusion In Schools

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Feds Incentivize Disability Hiring

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Proposed Social Security Changes Could Cut Off Beneficiaries With Disabilities

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Woman With Cerebral Palsy Pens Script For Disney

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Living

Parents Seek Housing For Adult Children With Disabilities

With an imperfect patchwork of existing options — ranging from institutions to group homes to independent living — many parents are wondering the same thing: what happens when we die?

January 14, 2020

Intellectual Disability

Institutionalized From Birth, Man Reunites With Family

More than seven decades after he was given up at birth, a man with intellectual and physical disabilities has reunited with a sister who spent much of her life wondering about his existence.

January 14, 2020

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Autism

A Quarter Of Kids With Autism Go Undiagnosed, Study Suggests

A substantial number of children who meet the criteria for autism are failing to receive a formal diagnosis, according to a new study based on data from the CDC.

January 13, 2020
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Money

Labor Department Requiring Back Pay For Subminimum Wage Violations

Federal officials are cracking down after a service provider failed to properly pay individuals with disabilities who were working for less than minimum wage.

January 13, 2020

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Living

American Girl Introduces Doll With Disability

With a new doll, the iconic American Girl lineup is for the first time telling the story of a girl with a developmental disability.

January 10, 2020

Living

Group Home Residents Often Live In Costly Isolation

People with disabilities living in group homes are supposed to be integrated into the community and enjoy the same freedoms that others have in their own homes, but that's not always the case.

January 10, 2020

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Politics & Law

Congress Hands Special Ed Hefty Funding Boost


Autism

Saliva Test For Autism Hits Market

A saliva test designed to diagnose autism is now available and researchers say they hope it will help doctors detect the disorder faster and get kids help sooner, when it can be most effective.

January 8, 2020
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Down Syndrome

Clothing Size Guide In Works For Those With Down Syndrome

It's often difficult for people with Down syndrome to find clothes that fit, but now researchers are working on a solution: the country's first size guide for this population.

January 7, 2020

Education

Students Still Fighting For Special Education

Years after Texas education officials pledged to undo a decade worth of damage caused by a cap on special education services, the state remains in violation of federal disability laws.

January 7, 2020
Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

Politics & Law

Trump Signs 5-Month Extension Of Program Helping People Leave Institutions

For the fourth time in a year, lawmakers acted to keep alive a program that moves people with disabilities from institutions into the community, but its long-term fate remains in jeopardy.

January 6, 2020

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Autism

Actress With Autism To Debut In New TV Comedy

Autism is set to be front and center on a new television series starring a woman who's on the spectrum.

January 6, 2020

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Politics & Law

Transportation Department Looks To Increase Airline Accessibility


Intellectual Disability

State-Run Institution Under Investigation For Possible ‘Human Subject Experiments’

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating allegations of "sexual arousal studies" and other experiments at a state institution for people with severe intellectual disabilities.

December 17, 2019

Down Syndrome

‘Overwhelmed’ Mom Charged With Leaving Teen With Down Syndrome At Hospital

A mother facing felony child cruelty charges for leaving her nonverbal 14-year-old son with Down syndrome at a hospital found herself with dozens of strangers supporting her in court.

December 17, 2019
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Autism

Pediatricians Get New Guidance On Autism

For the first time in over a decade, the nation's pediatricians are getting updated clinical recommendations on treating children with autism.

December 16, 2019
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