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Concerns Linger Over Medicaid Caregiver Check-In Mandate

Education

Report: School Absences More Frequent For Kids With Disabilities

Politics & Law

Supermarket Chain Fined For Violating ADA

Autism

Dragging Of Boy With Autism Not Isolated, Advocates Say

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Education

Test-Maker Says It’s No Longer Divulging Students’ Disabilities

A major standardized test-maker says it has changed its ways after being accused of illegally disclosing students' disabilities.

October 16, 2018

Cerebral Palsy

Nike Signs Runner With Cerebral Palsy To Pro Contract

University of Oregon junior Justin Gallegos had just finished running in a recent race when he got the surprise of a lifetime. Nike wanted to sign Gallegos to a pro contract.

October 16, 2018

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Living

Virtual World Provides Haven For Those With Special Needs

People with disabilities often struggle with social interaction, but researchers say the virtual world of Second Life can offer a safe space to socialize and forge meaningful relationships.

October 16, 2018
Marilyn Long, left, helps her brother, Jeff Malanoski

Down Syndrome

NIH Boosts Down Syndrome Research Funding

Federal officials are committing millions of new dollars to Down syndrome research and they say even more money may be on the way.

October 15, 2018

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Money

SSI, Social Security Payments Will Grow In 2019

Payments to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries are set to go up a good bit next year.

October 12, 2018
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Politics & Law

Disney Fights To Keep Autism Lawsuits From Going To Trial

Walt Disney Co. is fighting to stop trials for 30 lawsuits in which people with autism contend the company's theme parks didn't accommodate them because they had to wait in line for rides.

October 12, 2018

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Living

Ranking Names Best Cities For People With Special Needs


Juanita Bobo and Amber Radune

Living

Caregiver Stressed By Low Wages, But Client Is ‘Family’

For over 15 years, Juanita Bobo has provided the care Amber Radune needs to remain in her home, but low pay and other pressures are leaving even the most dedicated caregivers in a tough spot.

October 10, 2018

Down Syndrome

Early Aging Presents Challenges For Those With Down Syndrome

They helped blaze the trail for community-based housing, but nearly six decades into raising their son with Down syndrome, one couple is facing the challenge of a child who's out-aging them.

October 9, 2018

TSA check

Politics & Law

Air Travelers With Disabilities To Get ‘Bill Of Rights’

A bill of rights for airline passengers with disabilities and enhanced disability training for TSA officers, among other changes, are on the way under a new federal law.

October 9, 2018

Living

Institution With Notorious History Shuts Its Doors

Plagued by abuse, violence and death, a facility where state officials had sent people with severe disabilities for years has officially shut down.

October 9, 2018

School classroom

Education

Study: Specialized Teacher Training Yields More Success For Kids With ASD

Training public school teachers specifically to work with students who have autism makes a big difference, new research suggests, helping kids on the spectrum excel in mainstream classes.

October 8, 2018

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Money

Businesses Increasingly Hiring People With Disabilities


Living

After Losing Family In Fire, Girl Finds Home With Special Ed Teacher

When Kim Canterbury began working as a substitute special education teacher, she didn't realize she'd end up taking one of her students into her home as one of her own.

October 5, 2018
Classroom

Education

Sensory-Friendly Design Enters The Classroom

As more students with special needs enter school systems nationwide, educators are increasingly designing their classrooms to boost behavior and academic performance.

October 4, 2018

Health & Behavior

Abandoning Restraint And Seclusion Has Unexpected Benefits, Study Finds

A new study finds safety improved and costs went down when a large service provider for people with developmental disabilities decided to move away from using restraint and seclusion.

October 3, 2018
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