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Speech Professionals Denounce Controversial Communication Methods

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HOA Sued After Barring School Bus For Child With Special Needs

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Incentives Floated For Treating People With Developmental Disabilities

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State May Need Billions To Bring IDEA Services Up To Standards

It's estimated that one state will need to come up with some $3.2 billion in the next three years to provide special education to students who were previously denied services.

August 14, 2018

Education

Amber Tatro, At Center Of Landmark Special Ed Battle, Dies At 42

A woman with spina bifida whose 1984 victory at the U.S. Supreme Court helped ensure students with disabilities the right to public education, has died.

August 14, 2018

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Politics & Law

Community Living Agency Denies Disability ‘Segregation’ Remarks

A federal agency responsible for community living is reaffirming its mission following allegations that a top official publicly said she favored "segregation" of people with disabilities.

August 3, 2018

Health & Behavior

Behavior Therapists Accused Of Billing For ‘Impossible’ Hours

Amid concerns about fraudulent billing by behavior analysts, providers say that one state's Medicaid program is dragging out approvals and preventing kids from getting therapy for months.

August 3, 2018

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Autism

Kids With Autism See Social Skills Boost With Google Glass

New research suggests that technology developed by Google may be able to help unlock social abilities and lessen symptom severity in children with autism.

August 2, 2018
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Politics & Law

Trump Signs Law Delaying Caregiver Check-In Mandate

President Donald Trump signed bipartisan legislation delaying a controversial Medicaid requirement that service providers electronically check in when assisting people with disabilities.

August 1, 2018

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Living

Inclusion Lacking In Top Hollywood Films


Autism

Woman With Autism Allegedly Forced To Eat Mom’s Ashes

Five relatives are being charged for allegedly holding a woman with autism captive for a year, abusing her and forcing her to eat dog feces and her mother's ashes, among other accusations.

July 31, 2018
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Politics & Law

Federal Disability Policy Office Proposed

Federal policy is often implemented with little consideration for how it will impact people with disabilities, but that could change under a new proposal.

July 31, 2018

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Living

Couples Feel Pressure To Divorce To Help Their Kids With Disabilities

Struggling to afford the specialized equipment and treatments their children with disabilities need, some couples consider divorcing so that their kids can qualify for government benefits.

July 30, 2018

Health & Behavior

Once Mainly Unregulated, Behavior Analysis Increasingly Requires A License

Much like doctors, hair dressers and other professionals, behavior analysts must now be licensed in most states, which advocates say ensures oversight and protects families from imposters.

July 27, 2018

Special Olympics at 50

Living

Smithsonian Puts Spotlight On Special Olympics

With a new exhibit, the Smithsonian Institution is highlighting how athletics have helped to dramatically change the lives of people with intellectual disabilities over the last 50 years.

July 27, 2018

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Autism

Family Fights To Keep Son’s Emotional Support Ducks


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Education

When It Comes To Special Ed, States Largely Deficient

Federal officials say that fewer than half of states are adequately meeting their obligations to serve students with disabilities under special education law.

July 25, 2018

Health & Behavior

‘Wrap-Around’ Model Helps Prevent Behavioral Hospitalizations

With house calls addressing medical and social issues, a unique team is helping families of those with developmental disabilities reduce hospitalizations, ER visits and overall distress.

July 24, 2018

Money

Agencies Ramp Up Efforts To Attract Direct Support Professionals

Agencies serving people with disabilities say they are embracing various initiatives — from recruitment campaigns to longevity pay and an emphasis on emotional rewards — to attract workers.

July 24, 2018
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