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Feds Move To End Segregated Schools For Kids With Disabilities

More than a year after the Justice Department found a statewide network of schools illegally segregating students with disabilities, the agency said it will pursue the matter in court.

August 22, 2016

Education

Millions Headed To States For Special Ed Training

The U.S. Department of Education is shelling out millions in funding to help recruit and train teachers and administrators serving children with disabilities.

August 19, 2016

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Politics & Law

Suit: Boy With Disabilities Forced To Sign Terrorist Confession

The family of a 12-year-old with special needs is suing, claiming their son's rights were violated when school officials forced him to sign a false confession saying he was a terrorist.

August 19, 2016
New research finds that parents of children with autism who acquired a dog experienced decreasing stress levels over time, a phenomenon that was not observed among those without the canines. (Andrew Branch/Unsplash)

Autism

Dog Ownership May Ease Stress In Autism Families

Having a pet dog around the house may markedly lower stress and offer other benefits for families of children on the spectrum, researchers say.

August 18, 2016

The EEOC said it has reached a settlement with Wal-Mart in a case the federal agency brought on behalf of William Clark, who has intellectual disabilities and worked for the company for 18 years before being fired. (Shutterstock)

Money

After Firing Employee With Special Needs, Wal-Mart To Pay Up

A former Wal-Mart employee with intellectual disabilities will receive $90,000 from the company to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, the EEOC said.

August 17, 2016

Politics & Law

Regulations Broaden Who’s Covered Under ADA

The U.S. Department of Justice is issuing new regulations significantly expanding who's covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

August 16, 2016

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Health & Behavior

Early Autism Diagnosis Key To Effective Treatment, Study Finds


A new report finds that Americans with disabilities account for a larger share of eligible voters than either African-Americans or Latinos. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Politics & Law

Disability Could Play Outsized Role In Election

The number of potential voters with disabilities is on the rise and now exceeds that of either African-Americans or Latinos in this country, according to a new report.

August 16, 2016
Many with autism are attracted to the popular "Pokemon Go" game and say it can promote socialization, exercise and other skills, but experts caution it may not be appropriate for everyone. (Disability Scoop)

Autism

‘Pokemon Go’ Has Added Benefits, And Risks, For Those With ASD

Many with autism are attracted to the popular "Pokemon Go" game and say it can promote socialization, exercise and other skills, but experts caution it may not be appropriate for everyone.

August 15, 2016

Education

IDEA Applies To Online Schools Too

Students with disabilities are entitled to special education services and supports even if they attend school online, the U.S. Department of Education says.

August 12, 2016
Adam Paskowitz surfs with Aiden Cullen-Moore, 7, right, while grabbing on to Jeremy Sicile-Kira, 27, who surfed up to them on his boogie board during a Surfers Healing camp at Tourmaline Surf Park near La Jolla, Calif. (Peggy Peattie/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Autism

Autism Symptoms Wash Away At Surf Camp

Surf camps held at more than a dozen spots around the globe have become a destination for those with autism and their families.

August 12, 2016

Money

New Rules Designed To Curtail Subminimum Wage Employment

New federal rules are taking effect that will impose strict limits on people with disabilities being paid less than minimum wage.

August 11, 2016

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Living

States Look To Help Aging Parents Of Those With Disabilities


As the new school year gets underway, the U.S. Department of Education is reminding districts that they must consider behavior supports when crafting IEPs for students with disabilities. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Education

Schools Told Not To Skimp On Behavior Supports

Frequent discipline may be a sign that kids with disabilities are not receiving FAPE, according to new federal guidance reminding schools of their obligations to provide behavior supports.

August 9, 2016

Autism

Study: Younger Siblings Face Higher Autism Risk

Younger siblings of those with autism are over a dozen times more likely than other kids to have the developmental disorder too, a new study suggests.

August 9, 2016

Living

Apartments Offer Inclusive Option For Adults On The Spectrum

A new apartment building is set to open where adults with autism will live alongside typically-developing neighbors.

August 9, 2016
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