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Few Parents Plan For Future Of Children With Disabilities, Study Finds

Health & Behavior

Medicaid ‘Electronic Verification’ Devices Spark Privacy Concerns

Living

Federal Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions In Jeopardy

Autism

Advocates Caution Against Autism Connection In School Shooting

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Health & Behavior

Blood, Urine Tests Could Change How Autism Is Diagnosed

New research suggests that blood and urine tests could one day be used to diagnose autism, potentially offering a biomarker to identify children at younger ages.

February 20, 2018
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Intellectual Disability

Their Disabilities Challenge Their Lives, But Not Their Love

With their wedding planned for this fall, a couple with intellectual disabilities is proving naysayers wrong who doubt that they can have love and a serious relationship like anyone else.

February 20, 2018

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Politics & Law

Trump Budget Draws Strong Opposition From Advocates

President Donald Trump is calling for modifications to Medicaid and Social Security alongside cuts to federal spending on many programs that benefit people with disabilities.

February 16, 2018
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Politics & Law

House Lawmakers Approve Changes To Americans With Disabilities Act

Amid vocal protests, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve sweeping changes to the ADA that critics say will weaken protections for people with disabilities.

February 15, 2018

Autism

For Adults With Autism, Specialized Therapy May Boost Employment Odds

New research suggests that a type of therapy relying on computer-based exercises and small group sessions can yield big gains for adults with autism, potentially increasing employability.

February 15, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos greets college students

Money

Disability Nonprofit Among Groups To Receive Betsy DeVos’ Salary

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will give away her entire salary from her first year on the job and some of the money is headed to a nonprofit serving those with disabilities.

February 14, 2018

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Education

School District Ordered To Reimburse Family For Private Placement


Autism

Boy Invents Game To Help Sister With Autism

A modified pingpong game invented by a fifth-grader is attracting national attention and now being manufactured for sale by a toy company.

February 13, 2018
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Living

Children’s Books Honored For Disability Themes

Three children's books are garnering major accolades for telling the stories of people with disabilities, receiving special honors alongside the famed Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

February 13, 2018

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Politics & Law

Congress Weighs Changes To ADA

Disability advocacy groups are rallying to fight against legislation they say would undermine longstanding accessibility protections in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

February 12, 2018

Health & Behavior

Skype Broadening Access To Speech Therapy Study

Researchers are using Skype to remotely train parents of kids with developmental disabilities to serve as stand-in speech language clinicians for their children.

February 9, 2018

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Education

Feds Disclose Schools Under Investigation For Disability Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Education is making it easier to find out when a school is under investigation for violating the civil rights of students with disabilities.

February 8, 2018

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Down Syndrome

Boy With Down Syndrome Named Gerber Baby


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Cerebral Palsy

Court Rules Against Teen With Cerebral Palsy

A federal appeals court has ruled against a teen with cerebral palsy — one of the country's top young Paralympic runners — who sought the opportunity to compete at his state track meet.

February 7, 2018

Autism

Researchers Develop 2-Minute Autism Screening Tool

New research suggests that a quick questionnaire may be highly accurate at flagging children for autism.

February 6, 2018

Education

Handcuffs And A Psych Exam For A 7-Year-Old?

Advocates say schools in one state are sending kids with disabilities for psychiatric exams in handcuffs, leaving children traumatized and parents afraid to send their kids back to school.

February 6, 2018
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