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State Aims To Help Parents Keep Custody Of Kids With Disabilities

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DeVos Wants More Options For Students In Special Education

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Crime Twice As Common Among People With Disabilities

Autism

Salons Adapt To Needs Of Kids On The Spectrum

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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

Living

Sensory-Friendly Efforts Expanding To Zoos

Increasingly, local zoos are working to become more welcoming to kids with disabilities and those who are sensitive to noises and other stimulation.

July 14, 2017

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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

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Politics & Law

Plan To Shield Kids With Disabilities From Medicaid Cuts Falls Short


Michelle Obama

Intellectual Disability

Michelle Obama To Salute Special Olympics Founder

Former first lady Michelle Obama will highlight the work of one of the world's largest organizations for people with intellectual disabilities during a nationally-televised event this week.

July 11, 2017
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

Money

Report: Less Than 1 In 5 With Disabilities Employed

An annual government snapshot of employment among Americans with disabilities finds some signs of improvement even as this population continues to struggle finding work.

June 29, 2017

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Living

Playground Offers Kids With ASD A Space Of Their Own


Health & Behavior

Electronic Devices Help Nonverbal Kids Find Their Voice

With ever-growing options, electronic devices are allowing children with disabilities who are nonverbal to start communicating and, in some cases, learn to speak on their own.

June 27, 2017

Living

Army Scaling Back Respite Care Program

A program designed to help support military families of children with special needs through regular respite care will face cutbacks starting this summer.

June 27, 2017
Medicaid

Politics & Law

With Billions In Proposed Cuts, Medicaid Waivers May Be At Risk

The health care proposal in the U.S. Senate would slash $772 billion from Medicaid in the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said, seriously compromising disability services.

June 27, 2017
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