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FDA To Finalize Ban On Shock Devices Used On Those With Special Needs

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Doctors Urged To Broaden Care For Children With Disabilities


IRS Reminding People With Disabilities About New ABLE Account Rules


Home Videos May Speed Autism Diagnosis

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Intellectual Disability

Judge Grapples With How To Handle Defendant With Intellectual Disability

The case of a man with intellectual disability who is accused of tax fraud is highlighting the challenges the federal justice system faces in dealing with such defendants.

December 14, 2018
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Protesters Demand Closure Of School Where Teen Was Restrained, Later Died

Former students, disability advocates and parents are calling for the closure of a school where a teen with autism stopped breathing and later died after being restrained by staff.

December 12, 2018

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Drugs In The Works To Treat Autism’s Core Symptoms

Federal regulators put two experimental drugs targeting autism's core symptoms on a fast track for testing and approval this year, but they're still a long way from pharmacy shelves.

December 11, 2018
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Microsoft Spotlights Adaptive Device In Holiday TV Commercial

Microsoft is touting one of its latest adaptive offerings with a national television advertisement featuring a boy with a disability and his friends.

December 11, 2018


Woman Slams Mom Of Girl Needing Around-The-Clock Care

A woman has caused a social media firestorm after telling a mother to put her daughter with a disability "out of her misery."

December 11, 2018


Student With Special Needs Dead After Being Restrained At School

A 13-year-old with autism is dead after reportedly being held face down in a prone restraint for roughly an hour at school.

December 10, 2018

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Politics & Law

Future Uncertain As Money To Move People Out Of Institutions Runs Dry


Ride-Sharing Service Focusing On Passengers With Disabilities

An app expected to launch next year will make available drivers specifically trained in working with people with disabilities, and with vehicles specially equipped to transport them.

December 7, 2018


Boy Scouts Alter Approach For Kids With Special Needs

Kids with special needs are learning everything from life skills to archery as part of a Boy Scouts program that's helping pave the way for them to take part in a typical pack.

December 6, 2018

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Programs Teaching Those With Autism To Code Get Boost

Autism Speaks is putting big money behind efforts to train people with autism to code, betting that the unique talents of those on the spectrum pair well with the high-demand field.

December 5, 2018
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Politics & Law

George H.W. Bush Remembered As Champion For Those With Disabilities

The former president said that signing the Americans with Disabilities Act was one of his proudest accomplishments during his time in office.

December 4, 2018


Second Study Corroborates 1 In 40 Autism Rate

For the second time in a week, new data from a national survey suggests that the prevalence of autism in this country is higher than previously thought.

December 4, 2018

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Down Syndrome

Parents Of Child With Down Syndrome Design Toys Promoting Inclusivity

U.S. Department of Education


Ed Department Reopening Hundreds Of Disability-Related Complaints

The U.S. Department of Education is reversing course after being sued over changes to its handling of disability discrimination complaints in schools.

December 3, 2018
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MTV Documenting Disability Activist’s Journey To Space

A 28-year-old with a disability is headed to space and MTV plans to chronicle the voyage.

November 30, 2018


To Find Jobs For Those With Intellectual Disabilities, Parents Get Creative

Frustrated by the difficulties that their adult children with disabilities face in obtaining employment, many parents are creating businesses to foster opportunities.

November 30, 2018
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