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Trump Education Pick Seemingly ‘Confused’ About IDEA

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Justice Department Pushes Law Enforcement On ADA Compliance

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Google Adds Details On Accessibility

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$12 Million Community Planned For Young Adults With Autism

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Cafe Helps Transition-Age Students — And Serves Good Lattes

A unique coffee shop is aiming to teach valuable lessons to the students in special education that work there — and the customers they serve.

January 17, 2017

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Feds Set Disability Hiring Quota

With a new hiring goal, the federal government plans to use affirmative action to grow the number of people with disabilities on its payroll.

January 13, 2017

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Living

Chuck E. Cheese’s Eyes Autism Market

Children's entertainment center Chuck E. Cheese's is looking to make its offering more accessible to kids with autism and other special needs.

January 13, 2017
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Education

Supreme Court May Boost FAPE Mandate

During arguments this week, the Supreme Court appeared to favor setting a higher standard for the requirement that kids with disabilities be provided a free appropriate public education.

January 12, 2017

Autism

Trump Exploring Panel On Vaccine Safety

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has warned of a discredited link between vaccines and autism, said the president-elect asked him to lead a commission "on vaccine safety and scientific integrity."

January 11, 2017
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Health & Behavior

Study: Exercise May Cut Behavior Issues In Half

Researchers say there may be a simple way to reduce challenging behaviors among those with autism and similar disorders during the school day — add in some exercise.

January 10, 2017

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Education

Unable To Get Special Education, One Family Moved


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Politics & Law

Wandering Poses Challenges For New Medicaid Waiver Rules

Federal officials are chiming in on how to balance independence and safety for people with disabilities who have a tendency to wander.

January 10, 2017

Living

Accessory Dwelling Offers Bridge To Independence

Looking for a cost-effective means to help their son with autism and Down syndrome become more independent, one family built a 288-square-foot accessory dwelling unit next to their home.

January 9, 2017

Education

Schools Get Guidance On Restraint, Seclusion

Before leaving office, the Obama administration is releasing a flurry of guidance related to the rights of students with disabilities in the nation's schools.

January 6, 2017

Politics & Law

Attack Of Man With Disabilities Streamed Live On Facebook

Hate crime charges have been filed against four people shown in a Facebook video attacking a man with mental disabilities, cutting his scalp and punching him while yelling obscenities.

January 5, 2017

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Autism

Autism Documentary To Premiere On A&E

A documentary about a boy with autism that has been short-listed for this year's Academy Award nominations will have its television premiere.

January 5, 2017

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Health & Behavior

Caregiving Costly For Special Needs Families


Money

New Law Expands Access To Special Needs Trusts

Tucked inside a larger bill signed by President Barack Obama this week is a tweak to federal law that's designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to save money.

December 16, 2016
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Autism

For Young Man With Autism, Love Of Car Rides Put To Use

Faced with the question of how to help their son with autism find purpose, one family has found a unique way for him to connect with a world he's often disengaged with.

December 16, 2016

Education

Stakes High In Special Ed Case Before Supreme Court

No matter who prevails, a case centering on the rights of students with disabilities to a free, appropriate public education is likely to have significant impact for years to come.

December 15, 2016
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