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Target Unveils Clothing For Kids With Special Needs

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Study: Early Intervention Pays Off Quickly

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Book Club Doesn’t Let Disability Get In The Way

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Teen With Down Syndrome Finds Brotherhood In Former MMA Fighter

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Health & Behavior

Behavior Therapy Benefits Parents Too, Study Finds

Behavior therapy for kids with autism can have an impact that goes far beyond the child, new research suggests, with parents who play an active role in treatment seeing major gains as well.

August 15, 2017

Living

Hotel Looks To Make Stays Easier For Guests With Special Needs

A teen inspired a major hotel to make stays smoother for those who might need amenities like easy-to-use plates and utensils, light-up toys, oversized strollers, iPads or weighted vests.

August 15, 2017

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Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Documentary Coming To PBS

Deep questions about independence — or lack thereof — for adults with Down syndrome are at the center of a new film that's set to make its television debut.

August 15, 2017
Eight-year-old twin brothers Patrick, left, and Dominic Basara, right, take in an exhibit at the first sensory day for kids with autism at Legoland Discovery Center

Autism

Kid Meccas Increasingly Go Sensory Friendly

More and more, recreational and cultural institutions are offering special programs and accommodations to welcome children on the spectrum and their families.

August 14, 2017

Autism Speaks

Autism

Autism Speaks Retooling Scientific Agenda

Less than a year after dropping references to finding a cure from its mission statement, Autism Speaks is looking for input amid a revamp of its scientific priorities.

August 4, 2017

Politics & Law

Feds Take Aim At Inaccessible Housing

Millions in federal housing dollars went toward projects that skirted accessibility requirements, with sinks, doorways and other features that weren't disability-friendly, prosecutors say.

August 4, 2017

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Living

Family Builds At-Home Sensory Room


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Education

Schools Accused Of Denying Special Education Services

The nation's largest school district is being accused of failing to provide speech therapy, occupational therapy and other legally-mandated services to students with disabilities.

August 2, 2017

Autism

Federal Panel Wants Autism Funding Doubled

A federal autism committee is calling for a twofold increase in funds dedicated to researching the developmental disorder by 2020.

August 1, 2017

Hollywood

Living

Report: Disability Remains Underrepresented In Movies

A new analysis of hundreds of the most popular films in recent years finds that portrayals of people with disabilities are few and far between.

August 1, 2017

Education

Talk Of Medicaid Changes Prompts Special Ed Worries

Amid the national noise about potential cuts to Medicaid, some school administrators are trying to bring attention to one arguably lesser-known group that would be affected: their students.

August 1, 2017

iFly

Living

Indoor Skydiving Offers Those With Disabilities ‘Major Rush’

For adventure seekers with special needs, an indoor skydiving range is offering a chance to soar unencumbered by their challenges.

July 31, 2017

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Politics & Law

Disability Advocates Relieved By Failure Of Health Bill


Education

Complaint Alleges Widespread Bullying Of Students In Special Ed

A school district in one of the nation's largest cities is being accused of downplaying or ignoring pervasive bullying of students in special education.

July 28, 2017

Politics & Law

Families Allowed To Join Fight Over Community-Based Supports

Families who want their loved ones to remain in institutions now have a voice in a court battle between the state of Ohio and a legal advocacy group for people with disabilities.

July 28, 2017

Cerebral Palsy

Robotic Device Shows Promise For Kids With Cerebral Palsy

Training with a robotic device may help some kids with cerebral palsy gain strength and improve both posture and walking abilities, researchers say.

July 27, 2017
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