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Playground Offers Kids With ASD A Space Of Their Own

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

Autism

Autism At Center Of New Netflix Series ‘Atypical’

Health & Behavior

Electronic Devices Help Nonverbal Kids Find Their Voice

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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

Money

Retail Websites Must Comply With ADA, Court Rules

A recent court decision could have major implications for retailers, forcing them to equip their websites with technology that makes them accessible to individuals with disabilities.

June 23, 2017

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A protester with the disability rights group ADAPT is escorted by police

Politics & Law

Disability Services Threatened Under Proposed Cuts To Medicaid

Funding for community-based services and other supports for people with developmental disabilities would be in jeopardy under a U.S. Senate proposal to radically alter Medicaid.

June 23, 2017

Autism

Predicting Success Of Autism Treatments May Be Possible, Study Finds

Participating in autism interventions can be costly and time consuming, but new research suggests there could be a way to predict whether or not specific treatments will be effective.

June 22, 2017

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Living

Housing Development For Adults With Disabilities Becomes A Reality

Using a mix of public and private dollars, one mom fueled the development of modern, affordable apartments specifically designed to meet the needs of adults with developmental disabilities.

June 21, 2017
A supporter of the Affordable Care Act holds a sign during a rally

Politics & Law

Disability Advocates Push Back On Health Bill As Vote Looms

Advocates are working furiously to oppose a health care bill that they say would bring devastating cuts to services and supports that people with disabilities rely on.

June 20, 2017

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Living

With Actors On The Spectrum, Film Offers New Lens


Autism

Following Uproar, Teen With Autism Will Make Trip To UN

A 15-year-old who won a trip to the United Nations, but then had the trip denied because he has autism, has learned that he will be able to go after all.

June 20, 2017
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Education

Lawmakers Call For Full Funding Of IDEA

With a new legislative proposal, members of Congress are reviving a plan to boost federal spending on special education.

June 19, 2017

Autism

Fever During Pregnancy May Increase Autism Odds

Expectant mothers who have a fever during pregnancy are significantly more likely to have a child with autism, new research suggests.

June 16, 2017

Health & Behavior

States Lag In Keeping Medicaid Enrollees Out Of Nursing Homes

A new report finds that states are not doing enough to help people with disabilities receive services in the community instead of in nursing homes, where care is more expensive.

June 16, 2017

Morgan's Inspiration Island

Living

Water Park For Those With Special Needs Set To Open

Just in time for summer, a first-of-its-kind splash park designed from the ground up to accommodate people with various special needs will make its debut.

June 15, 2017

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Living

Driving School Offers Teens With Disabilities Path To Independence


An adult with autism watches television in his apartment

Autism

Many Adults With Autism Struggling Even With Services

State-provided disability services often fail to meet the needs of adults with autism, according to a new report finding many with access to supports don't have any regular daytime activities.

June 13, 2017
Speechless

Living

‘Speechless’ Creator Urges Casting Of Actors With Disabilities

The creator of a prime-time comedy starring a teen with cerebral palsy is pushing other Hollywood bigwigs to cast more actors with disabilities, calling barriers to such inclusion "false."

June 13, 2017

Education

Parents Denied Ability To Record Son’s School Day

A federal jury has determined that the parents of a child with disabilities have no First Amendment right to have their son wear a recording device to keep track of his school day.

June 13, 2017
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