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Few Parents Plan For Future Of Children With Disabilities, Study Finds


Ed Department Logs Sharp Rise In Disability Complaints

Health & Behavior

Medicaid ‘Electronic Verification’ Devices Spark Privacy Concerns


Behavior Therapy Services In Limbo For Military Families

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Health & Behavior

Blood, Urine Tests Could Change How Autism Is Diagnosed

New research suggests that blood and urine tests could one day be used to diagnose autism, potentially offering a biomarker to identify children at younger ages.

February 20, 2018


Advocates Caution Against Autism Connection In School Shooting

After news reports indicated that the school shooter in Florida may be on the spectrum, autism advocates are working to dispel links between violence and the developmental disability.

February 20, 2018

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Morgan Cansler and Conrad "Tyler" DiFalco-Jimenez

Intellectual Disability

Their Disabilities Challenge Their Lives, But Not Their Love

With their wedding planned for this fall, a couple with intellectual disabilities is proving naysayers wrong who doubt that they can have love and a serious relationship like anyone else.

February 20, 2018
Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism


Federal Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions In Jeopardy

Funding is quickly running out for a popular Medicaid program that transitions people with disabilities from costly institutions to home and community-based living.

February 19, 2018


Politics & Law

Trump Budget Draws Strong Opposition From Advocates

President Donald Trump is calling for modifications to Medicaid and Social Security alongside cuts to federal spending on many programs that benefit people with disabilities.

February 16, 2018
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Politics & Law

House Lawmakers Approve Changes To Americans With Disabilities Act

Amid vocal protests, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve sweeping changes to the ADA that critics say will weaken protections for people with disabilities.

February 15, 2018

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For Adults With Autism, Specialized Therapy May Boost Employment Odds

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos greets college students


Disability Nonprofit Among Groups To Receive Betsy DeVos’ Salary

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will give away her entire salary from her first year on the job and some of the money is headed to a nonprofit serving those with disabilities.

February 14, 2018


School District Ordered To Reimburse Family For Private Placement

A school district must pay private school and legal costs for the family at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case that established a new precedent for special education law, a court ruled.

February 13, 2018


Boy Invents Game To Help Sister With Autism

A modified pingpong game invented by a fifth-grader is attracting national attention and now being manufactured for sale by a toy company.

February 13, 2018
Book covers


Children’s Books Honored For Disability Themes

Three children's books are garnering major accolades for telling the stories of people with disabilities, receiving special honors alongside the famed Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

February 13, 2018

Man in wheelchair

Politics & Law

Congress Weighs Changes To ADA

Disability advocacy groups are rallying to fight against legislation they say would undermine longstanding accessibility protections in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

February 12, 2018

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Health & Behavior

Skype Broadening Access To Speech Therapy Study

U.S. Department of Education


Feds Disclose Schools Under Investigation For Disability Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Education is making it easier to find out when a school is under investigation for violating the civil rights of students with disabilities.

February 8, 2018

Down Syndrome

Boy With Down Syndrome Named Gerber Baby

In a first, this year's Gerber baby is a young boy with Down syndrome.

February 7, 2018
Aaron Holzmueller

Cerebral Palsy

Court Rules Against Teen With Cerebral Palsy

A federal appeals court has ruled against a teen with cerebral palsy — one of the country's top young Paralympic runners — who sought the opportunity to compete at his state track meet.

February 7, 2018
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