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Talk Of Segregating People With Disabilities Alarms Members Of Congress

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Senate Approves Delay Of Caregiver Check-In Mandate

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Down Syndrome Reality Show Up For Emmys

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Disability Groups Leery Of Trump Supreme Court Nominee

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Autism

Children’s Book Offers Boy’s View Of Life With Autism

With help from his former paraprofessional, a nine-year-old with autism wrote and illustrated a book about what it's like to be on the spectrum.

July 17, 2018

Intellectual Disability

Reunited: Woman With Intellectual Disability Finds Son Taken At Birth

When Jean Searle gave birth while living in an institution, she was forced to give up her child. Now, more than three decades later, she finally got to meet him.

July 17, 2018

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Down Syndrome

Actor With Down Syndrome Starring In Movie With Shia LaBeouf

A 33-year-old with Down syndrome is making a name for himself working alongside Hollywood notables Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and David Arquette.

July 13, 2018
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Education

Ed Department Sued Over Delay Of Special Education Rule

The U.S. Department of Education is being accused of sidestepping its responsibilities to students with disabilities by delaying a special education regulation that was set to take effect.

July 13, 2018

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Health & Behavior

Study: Most Kids Still Aren’t Screened For Developmental Delays

It's recommended that all young children be regularly screened for developmental delays, but new research finds that's not happening with fewer than 1 in 5 kids in some areas being evaluated.

July 12, 2018
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Money

Caregiver Shortages Exacerbated By Soaring Housing Prices

The work is demanding and low paid, and now some providers say that high housing costs are making it even harder to find home care workers to assist those with disabilities.

July 11, 2018

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Living

Straw Bans Face Opposition From Disability Advocates


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Education

Trump Administration Delays Special Ed Rule

The Trump administration is officially postponing implementation of an Obama-era rule designed to prevent kids from certain backgrounds from being wrongly placed in special education.

July 10, 2018

Health & Behavior

Judge Allows Electric Shocks On Those With Disabilities To Continue

Children and adults with disabilities can continue to receive electric shocks, a judge has ruled, even as federal regulators mull banning the controversial behavior modification technique.

July 10, 2018

Computer class

Autism

Virtual World May Help Those With Autism Sharpen Social Skills

A 28-year-old with autism is using his personal experience to design a virtual world aimed at helping others on the spectrum improve their social skills.

July 9, 2018

Living

Feds Urge Steps To Make Group Homes Safer

Five months after a scathing report found that injuries and even deaths of those with developmental disabilities living in group homes often go overlooked, federal officials are responding.

June 29, 2018

Autism

Is Autism Linked To Food Allergies?

A new study finds that food allergies are far more common in those with autism, but researchers are still trying to discover how and why.

June 29, 2018

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Money

ABLE Programs In Jeopardy, Disability Advocates Warn


College student with Down syndrome

Education

More Colleges Enrolling Students With Intellectual Disabilities

In 2004, just 25 colleges across the country welcomed students with intellectual disabilities on their campuses. By this fall, that number will grow to 270.

June 27, 2018

Politics & Law

Fearing Deportation, Parents Declining Benefits For Kids With Disabilities

Advocates say many immigrant families, nervous about a higher degree of scrutiny in applications, are dropping Medicaid and other benefits for their citizen children with disabilities.

June 26, 2018
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Health & Behavior

FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Drug To Treat Severe Epilepsy

The Food and Drug Administration is approving a marijuana-based medication to treat two rare seizure conditions associated with developmental issues.

June 26, 2018
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