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Chuck E. Cheese’s Expands Sensory-Friendly Offerings

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Eleven-Year-Old With Disability Forcibly Baptized, Lawsuit Says

Autism

Study Looks At How Autism Impacts Parents

Politics & Law

Collapse Of Health Care Bill Leaves Medicaid Unscathed

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TSA checkpoint

Living

Mom Says TSA Agents Traumatized Son With Disability

A mother who asked TSA agents for alternative screening for her son with sensory processing disorder said they were "treated like dogs" and forced to miss a flight.

March 28, 2017

Living

Alternative Spring Breaks Allow Students To Give Back

Once limited to fun in the sun, college students are increasingly spending spring break focusing on social issues, including volunteering with people who have developmental disabilities.

March 28, 2017

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Money

Sheltered Workshops Get Reprieve

Officials in one state are reversing course after an outcry over plans to transition people with developmental disabilities from sheltered workshops to community-based settings.

March 24, 2017

Money

Low Caregiver Wages Take Toll

For many with disabilities, maintaining a routine is key. But low wages for direct support staff often lead to high turnover and unwelcome change for those who rely on such assistance.

March 24, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court

Education

High Court Backs More Robust Standard For FAPE

In a unanimous ruling with major implications for special education, the U.S. Supreme Court said that public schools must provide students with disabilities more than a minimal benefit.

March 22, 2017
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Living

Nike Improves Shoe Accessibility

Nike is taking steps toward increased accessibility with a new shoe designed to make it even easier for people with disabilities to slip their feet in and out.

March 22, 2017

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Down Syndrome

Celebrities Take Aim At ‘Special Needs’


Health & Behavior

Many With Disabilities Fear Medicaid Cuts Will Diminish Independence

If federal Medicaid money dwindles and states have to find savings, they may be tempted to drop home- and community-based services for people with developmental disabilities.

March 21, 2017

Autism

‘Sesame Street’ Bringing Muppet With Autism To TV

After being introduced online more than a year ago, Sesame Street's first character with autism is set to make her television debut.

March 20, 2017

Neil Gorsuch

Politics & Law

Supreme Court Nominee’s Rulings On ADA, IDEA Have Advocates Worried

As the U.S. Senate begins confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, concerns are being raised over his record on cases affecting those with disabilities.

March 20, 2017

Living

Adults With Disabilities Become Radio ‘Rock Stars’

A morning radio show written and produced by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is offering social skills and employment training alongside plenty of laughs.

March 17, 2017

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney

Politics & Law

Trump’s ‘Skinny Budget’ Sows Uncertainty For Disability Programs

Deep cuts to domestic spending outlined in a budget plan released by the White House this week could have big implications for people with developmental disabilities.

March 17, 2017

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Autism

Autism May Be Detectable In Blood


Lori Bolton

Living

Remote Monitoring Replacing Some Direct Support Staff

People with developmental disabilities are increasingly relying on a mix of sensors, cameras and other electronic devices that can alleviate the need for around-the-clock staff.

March 15, 2017
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Autism

Bucking Trend, 9 In 10 With Autism Land Jobs After Training

When given the right supports and training, a new study suggests that nearly all young people with autism who qualify for supported employment can learn to excel on the job.

March 14, 2017

Politics & Law

Police Learn To Better Understand People With Disabilities

Using a unique two-way approach, law enforcement officers and individuals with developmental disabilities are learning to interact more appropriately with one another.

March 14, 2017
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