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In Breakthrough, Researchers Detect Autism Signs In Infants

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IDEA Website Back Online Following Outage

Politics & Law

Trump Focus On ASD Misplaced, Advocates Say

Education

Education Department Records Uptick In Special Ed Enrollment

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Autism

Temple Grandin Named To Women’s Hall Of Fame

Autism self-advocate Temple Grandin is one of 10 notables who will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame later this year.

February 14, 2017

Health & Behavior

Managed Care Putting Kids With Disabilities At Risk, Parents Say

Recent changes to a state program — which provides aid for children whose conditions require round-the-clock care — have caused alarming and widespread problems, an investigation finds.

February 14, 2017

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Australian model and designer Madeline Stuart

Down Syndrome

Model With Down Syndrome Launches Fashion Line

Little more than a year after making headlines for strutting the runway at New York Fashion Week, a model with Down syndrome is back at the iconic event to debut her own clothing line.

February 14, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Education

Senators Want Answers On IDEA Website Outage

Lawmakers are demanding answers from the U.S. Department of Education after a key government special education website went down.

February 13, 2017

Health & Behavior

Lack Of Uniformity In Newborn Testing Under Review

In an effort to prevent treatable conditions from causing permanent disabilities in children, an influential committee said it would study inconsistencies in newborn screening.

February 10, 2017

Education

Teacher Draws On Experience As Student With Disability

Once unsure if she would be able to graduate high school because of her uncontrollable seizures, Xenia Boiko decided to become the special education teacher she wishes she'd had.

February 10, 2017

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Autism

In Light Of Autism Comments, White House Prodded On Vaccines


Vice President Mike Pence swears in Betsy DeVos

Education

Federal Special Education Website Goes Dark

A day after a controversial new secretary of education was sworn in, a federal website focused on special education was down, but officials said the issue should be no cause for alarm.

February 8, 2017

Autism

Study Finds Law Boosted Services For Kids On The Spectrum

Children with autism are receiving more services at no added cost to their families thanks to a federal law that requires expanded mental health coverage, researchers say.

February 7, 2017

Cerebral Palsy

Father, Son With Cerebral Palsy Aim For 500 Bands In 365 Days

Mason McDeid has cerebral palsy and can't walk or speak, but he loves heavy metal, so he and his dad set out on a mission to see 500 rock bands perform live.

February 7, 2017
Students protest against Betsy DeVos

Politics & Law

Trump Education Nominee Confirmed In Spite Of IDEA Concerns

In an unprecedented vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos to be secretary of education despite widespread concerns about her comments on special education.

February 7, 2017

Charges of disability-related job discrimination hit a record high for the second year in a row, the EEOC said.

Money

Workplace Disability Discrimination Claims Set New Record

Federal officials say they are receiving an increasing number of complaints of disability-based job discrimination.

February 6, 2017

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Autism

Study: For Those With Autism, Fixations Can Be Beneficial


Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome No Barrier For Firefighter

Not everyone was immediately on board when Jason Eagan, who has Down syndrome, said he wanted to become a firefighter. But with persistence, he found his place.

February 3, 2017
A staffer at a New Jersey group home lifts a resident from her bed

Health & Behavior

With Talk Of Medicaid Changes, Waiver Services May Be At Risk

The Trump administration is planning to fundamentally alter Medicaid, a move that could mean big changes to everything from health care to waivers for people with developmental disabilities.

February 2, 2017

Education

Disability Advocates Threaten To Sue Over Special Education Cap

Advocates are threatening to sue over a state-imposed special education enrollment benchmark, potentially opening the door to compensation for students who have been denied services.

February 1, 2017
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