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Kohl’s Rolls Out Clothing For Kids With Special Needs

Intellectual Disability

Man Killed In Costco Shooting Had Intellectual Disability, Family Says

Autism

Can Autism Be Detected In Babies? Researchers Get $9.5M To Find Out

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Education

Parents Fight To Record IEP Meetings

Parents are asking one school district to abandon a policy barring them from recording IEP meetings, arguing that it's their legal right to have a record of what is said.

June 14, 2019
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Health & Behavior

Push To Require Disability Training For Doctors Meets Resistance

Disability advocates are pushing for a requirement that medical schools train future doctors to treat people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but they're hitting roadblocks.

June 13, 2019

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Autism

Principal, Teachers May Be Fired After Boy Given ‘Most Annoying’ Trophy

After an 11-year-old with autism was given a trophy naming him the "Most Annoying Male" in his class, the local district is seeking to terminate the school's principal and three teachers.

June 13, 2019
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Politics & Law

Lawmakers Look To Jump-Start Employment For Transition-Age Youth

With a bipartisan proposal, members of Congress are pushing a new plan to increase competitive, integrated employment for young people with developmental disabilities.

June 12, 2019

Politics & Law

Report Alleges ‘School-To-Guardianship Pipeline’

Too many people with developmental disabilities are being funneled into guardianships rather than exploring less-limiting options, a new government report finds, and schools may be to blame.

June 11, 2019
Ali Stroker

Living

Actress With Disability Wins Tony Award

The Tony Awards cain't say no to Ali Stroker, who made history by becoming the first actor in a wheelchair to win the biggest honor in theater.

June 11, 2019

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Education

Principal Goes Extra Mile For Student With Special Needs


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Autism

With Muppet On The Spectrum, ‘Sesame Street’ Makes Impact

Nearly four years after "Sesame Street" introduced a muppet with autism, new research suggests that the show's materials focused on the developmental disorder are making a difference.

June 10, 2019
Zack Gottsagen and Shia LaBeouf

Living

Movie Starring Actor With Down Syndrome Coming To Theaters

A feature film headed to theaters later this summer stars an actor with Down syndrome alongside a pair of Hollywood A-listers and it's backed by some big names in the disability community.

June 7, 2019

Politics & Law

Unions, States Confront Trump Home Care Worker Rule

A new rule will make it harder for many home care workers to pay union dues, a move that some say could ultimately impact the care that people with disabilities receive.

June 7, 2019
Students sit in a special education class

Education

Nation’s Schools Serving More Students Under IDEA

New federal data shows that there are more children in special education and they are accounting for a greater percentage of public school students across the country.

June 6, 2019

Autism

Special Education Teacher Gives Boy ‘Most Annoying’ Award

A father is expressing disbelief after his fifth-grader, who has autism, was given a trophy dubbing him the "most annoying male" by his special education teacher.

June 4, 2019

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Education

Federal Proposal Would Ease Path From Special Ed To College


Dancing

Living

Nightclub For Adults With Disabilities Fosters Love, Friendship And Inclusion

At what might be the only club of its kind in the country, hundreds of people with developmental disabilities come to dance, make friends and be like anyone else out for the night.

June 4, 2019

Politics & Law

Police Turn To Virtual Reality To Train Officers On Those With Special Needs

Virtual reality is being used to help train police in one of the nation's largest cities on how to deal with people who have disabilities or mental health issues as part of a pilot program.

June 4, 2019
Behavior therapist works with young people

Autism

Autism Insurance Mandates Increasingly Extend To Adults

Nearly every state requires insurance companies to cover autism therapies for children. Now, some states are moving to mandate coverage for adults too.

June 3, 2019
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