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Trump Budget Guts Medicaid, Disability Programs

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‘Swim Team’ Chronicles Life On The Spectrum

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Parents Of Those With Disabilities Fear Deportation

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Transition A Struggle For Young Man With Autism

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Politics & Law

Lawmakers Propose Wider Access To Community-Based Services

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing new federal legislation that would ensure people with disabilities have access to community-based services.

May 19, 2017

Cerebral Palsy

Boy With Cerebral Palsy Allegedly Fed Bleach At School

In the second such case to hit a school for children with disabilities, the mother of a boy with cerebral palsy is suing alleging that his feeding tube was cleaned with bleach.

May 19, 2017

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Autism

Autism At Center Of New Prime-Time TV Drama

ABC will introduce a prime-time drama this fall featuring a lead character on the autism spectrum.

May 18, 2017

Living

Mom Designs Drone To Track Kids Who Wander

Concerned about keeping track of her young daughter with autism, one mom created a video camera-equipped drone designed to give parents some extra help keeping an eye on their children.

May 17, 2017

Pill box

Health & Behavior

In Treating Autism, Drugs Often Overshadow Behavior Therapy

Many kids with autism are taking antipsychotics without participating in behavior therapy, new research suggests, despite evidence that medication is most helpful when paired with therapy.

May 16, 2017

Autism

Teen On The Spectrum Finds Culinary Success

He's barely out of high school, but an 18-year-old with autism is already making his mark with a pair of signature sauces that grace a restaurant menu and are commercially bottled.

May 16, 2017

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Politics & Law

Self-Advocates Arrested At White House


Politics & Law

HOA To Pay $300K For Disability Discrimination

A homeowners association has agreed to pay up after barring the parents of a woman with severe disabilities from parking a motor home that they bought to transport their daughter.

May 15, 2017
Angel Bowling, who has autism, works with speech and language pathologist Stacey Fernstrum.

Health & Behavior

Study: Autism Behaviors Often Unrelated To Speech Difficulties

When children with autism struggle with behavior, it's commonly attributed to speech issues or frustration associated with communication. But new research suggests that may not be the case.

May 12, 2017

Politics & Law

Lawmakers Vote To End Special Ed Cap

Texas lawmakers have sent the governor a bill formally rejecting the state's decade-old practice of limiting how many students with disabilities could receive special education services.

May 12, 2017
Kevin Ginsburg, 39, who lives in a group home in Pittsburgh, walks to dinner with his mother, Barb.

Living

New Medicaid Waiver Rule Delayed

The Trump administration is giving states more wiggle room in the rollout of a rule that establishes a new standard for what counts as home and community-based services.

May 11, 2017

Education

Battle Brews Over Observing Self-Contained Class

Federal education officials are investigating after a school district denied a mother's request to observe her son's self-contained classroom.

May 10, 2017

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Education

Feds Urged To Improve Transition Services


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Down Syndrome

Star Of New Comic Book Has Down Syndrome

In a first, a new comic book debuting this summer will feature a superhero with an extra 21st chromosome.

May 9, 2017

Health & Behavior

Severe Shortage Of Direct Care Workers Triggering Crisis

Critical shortages of in-home care workers are cropping up across the country, threatening care for people with disabilities.

May 9, 2017
Autism Eats

Living

For Those With Autism, A Chance To Dine Out Without Stress Or Stares

Eating out can be a challenge for families of those on the spectrum. But a new effort that's spread to 11 states is designed to offer a relaxed and welcoming restaurant experience.

May 8, 2017
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