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Autism Drama Set To Debut On ABC

Money

As Sheltered Workshops Fade, Families Wonder What’s Next

Politics & Law

Prospect Of Cuts To Disability Services Looms Large

Health & Behavior

State Aims To Help Parents Keep Custody Of Kids With Disabilities

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Politics & Law

Analysis Finds Voter Turnout Low Among Those With Special Needs

Despite increased talk of disability issues during last year's presidential campaign, new research suggests that voter turnout still lagged among this population.

July 21, 2017

Autism

When It Comes To Diagnosing Autism, Even Experts Miss Signs

Autism has attracted a huge amount of attention in recent years, but many families who suspect their child may be on the spectrum continue to face barriers.

July 21, 2017

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Politics & Law

Crime Twice As Common Among People With Disabilities

People with disabilities are more than twice as likely to be victims of violent crime, according to new federal data.

July 18, 2017
Lela Forrest gets her hair cut

Autism

Salons Adapt To Needs Of Kids On The Spectrum

Haircuts can be a challenge for children with autism, but more and more stylists are working to address their unique needs.

July 18, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Education

DeVos Wants More Options For Students In Special Education

In her first speech centering on special ed, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said students with disabilities deserve better and her agency will work to provide more choices for families.

July 18, 2017

Money

Workers With Disabilities Paid Little While Executives Got Six Figures

A nonprofit paid some of its employees with disabilities as little as $2 to $3 an hour, while top managers took home as much as $570,000, an investigation finds.

July 17, 2017

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Living

Sensory-Friendly Efforts Expanding To Zoos


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Politics & Law

Disability Services Remain In Peril Under Revised Health Bill

Despite a nod to the vulnerability of home and community-based services under a Senate GOP health care bill, disability advocates say a new version of the proposal does little to quell fears.

July 14, 2017

Autism

For Those With Autism, Behavioral Crises May Have Warning Signs

Many kids and teens with autism exhibit challenging behaviors, but new research suggests that certain risk factors separate those that end up needing inpatient treatment.

July 13, 2017

Alec Baldwin

Living

‘Blind’ Film Takes Heat For Casting Alec Baldwin In Lead Role

A new film that's set to hit theaters this month is facing criticism for casting able-bodied Alec Baldwin as a man with a disability.

July 12, 2017
School classroom

Education

Feds Find Fewer States Meeting Special Ed Obligations

Less than half of states are meeting their obligations to appropriately serve students with disabilities under the nation's special education law, federal education officials say.

July 11, 2017

Politics & Law

Plan To Shield Kids With Disabilities From Medicaid Cuts Falls Short

Despite senators' efforts to exempt children with disabilities from a Republican proposal to reduce federal funding for Medicaid, experts say caps would apply to the majority of these kids.

July 11, 2017

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Intellectual Disability

Michelle Obama To Salute Special Olympics Founder


Forrest Sargent

Living

Fight Over Institution Divides Families

In an age when integration into the community is considered a civil right for people with developmental disabilities, do institutions have a place?

July 10, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Politics & Law

Caps Would Pinch Medicaid For Decades To Come

Cuts to Medicaid — the primary source of supports for millions with disabilities — would continue for decades under a U.S. Senate proposal to cap the program, a nonpartisan analysis finds.

June 30, 2017
Hollywood

Autism

School For Those On The Spectrum Makes Splash In Hollywood

Through deals with HBO, Sony, Fox and other studios, a training program is helping adults with autism learn the skills to land jobs in film and television.

June 30, 2017
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