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FBI Records Spike In Disability-Related Hate Crimes

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With Insurance Change, Access To ABA Therapy Expected To Grow

Autism

Saliva Test May Help Speed Up Autism Diagnosis

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Cheerleaders With Disabilities Enjoy Recognition, Camaraderie

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Politics & Law

Lawsuits Targeting Websites Over ADA Violations On The Rise

The Trump administration's decision to stop drafting rules for website ADA compliance is widely seen as opening the floodgates to legal action.

November 13, 2018
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Health & Behavior

Weight Troubles Plague Kids With ASD, Developmental Delays Equally

Children with developmental delays — including autism — are nearly 50 percent more likely than other kids to become overweight or obese at young ages, according to a new study.

November 9, 2018

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Politics & Law

Court Upholds $33 Million Penalty For Underfunding Special Ed

One state will likely have to give up $33.3 million in funds after a U.S. appeals court found that it violated a federal rule requiring a minimum amount of spending on special education.

November 9, 2018
Lacey Athey

Money

Voc Rehab Doubling Down On Transition-Age Youths

Vocational rehabilitation agencies say they're serving more students with disabilities thanks to a new federal mandate, but they're still falling short of fully meeting their obligations.

November 8, 2018

Education

Sheriff’s Office To Pay For Handcuffing Students With Special Needs

A local sheriff's office has agreed to pay more than $337,000 after being accused of shackling students as punishment for behavior related to their disabilities.

November 7, 2018
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Living

Recent Natural Disasters Trigger Complaints From Disability Groups

Advocates say that federal emergency response efforts are failing to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities, including by sending them unnecessarily to nursing homes.

November 6, 2018

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Autism

Music Therapy Yields Gains For Children With Autism


Politics & Law

Voting Poses Accessibility Challenges

On Election Day, as many as one in four voters may need help getting to the polling place, reading their ballots or filling them out.

November 6, 2018
Denise Hok

Health & Behavior

Trump Rollback Of Disability Rules Can Make Doctor’s Visits Painstaking

Standards have been proposed to address what are often viewed as disparities in medical treatment for people with disabilities, but the Trump administration has declined to enforce them.

November 5, 2018

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Health & Behavior

States Cite Hurdles To Providing Community-Based Services

States are facing challenges meeting their obligations to provide home and community-based services to people with developmental disabilities and other groups, federal investigators say.

November 2, 2018

Autism

Company Says Autism Blood Test Now Available

The first blood test for autism is now on the market, but the company behind the test is still working to make it available nationwide.

November 2, 2018

Man with his daughter

Down Syndrome

Napping May Interfere With Learning In Those With Down Syndrome

While naps typically help young people retain information they've learned, new research suggests that the opposite may be true for those with Down syndrome.

November 1, 2018

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Living

Facility Would House Aging Parents Alongside Adult Kids With Disabilities


Keir Gilchrist

Autism

Netflix Renews Series About Teen On The Spectrum

A television show all about the experiences of a teenager with autism is getting another run.

October 30, 2018

Living

Brothers With Special Needs Among Pittsburgh Shooting Victims

Cecil and David Rosenthal, both of whom had developmental disabilities, were regulars at the Tree of Life synagogue where a gunman killed 11 worshipers over the weekend.

October 30, 2018

Politics & Law

Walmart Sued Over Alleged ADA Violations

Walmart is being accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act because its self-checkout kiosks are not fully accessible.

October 30, 2018
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