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Government Shutdown Takes Toll On People With Disabilities

Autism

For Many Kids With Autism, Health Care Needs Go Unaddressed

Education

Teacher Strike Especially Tough On Students In Special Education

Education

Ed Department Cracking Down On Restraint, Seclusion In Schools

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Money

Woman Charged In Alleged $9 Million Fraud Involving Behavior Therapy

Federal authorities are seeking to recover $9 million that they say a woman stole in a scheme involving false medical bills for treating children with autism.

January 18, 2019

Autism

New Group To Focus On Severe Autism

Amid a bevy of existing autism organizations, a new national nonprofit is hoping to stand out by giving voice to the particular needs of people on the severe end of the spectrum.

January 17, 2019

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Health & Behavior

How A Dental Clinic Is Filling A Void For Those With Special Needs

People with disabilities frequently struggle to find dentists willing to take on their care, but in an unassuming brick hospital building lies a clinic specifically for this population.

January 16, 2019

Down Syndrome

Study Pinpoints Down Syndrome Milestones

Individuals with Down syndrome continue to learn new skills well into adulthood, according to a study that's offering a timetable of what to expect from those with the chromosomal disorder.

January 15, 2019

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Autism

Girls On The Spectrum Often Go Unnoticed

Though boys with autism are estimated to outnumber girls by 4-1, experts now say that may be because many females are overlooked.

January 15, 2019

Living

Country Club To Become Community For Adults With Special Needs

A former golf course will be the site of 300 new homes, a third of which will be for those with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities, and the remainder will be for sale to the public.

January 15, 2019

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Money

Feds Weigh Changes To Work Rules For People With Disabilities


Education

‘Mystery Shopper’ Experiment Finds Charters Often Snub Those With Special Needs

Inquiries to thousands of schools across the country show that students with special needs are routinely ignored by charter schools before they even get a chance to apply.

January 11, 2019
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Autism

SeaWorld Water Park Now A Certified Autism Center

Aquatica Orlando — SeaWorld's water park — has put staff through training and added more resources for visitors to become an official certified autism center.

January 11, 2019

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Living

Report: Waiting Lists For Medicaid Waivers Up, Competitive Employment Down

More people are on waiting lists, fewer are competitively employed and access to services remains uneven, according to a new report that ranks states on developmental disability services.

January 10, 2019

Education

Video Shows Teacher Dragging Student With Disabilities

In what advocates in one state say is at least the fourth such incident this school year, video has surfaced of a teacher dragging a student with disabilities reportedly having a meltdown.

January 9, 2019

Health & Behavior

FDA Warns Against Jewelry For Sensory Stimulation

Special necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry used by people with special needs to provide sensory stimulation are dangerous, federal regulators say.

January 8, 2019

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Autism

Wearable Device May Be Able To Predict Autism Aggression


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Living

Airlines Under New Mandate To Report On Wheelchairs They Break

For the first time, airlines are now required to publicly reveal how many wheelchairs or motorized scooters they lose, mishandle or break.

January 8, 2019
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Education

Trump Administration Rescinds Guidance Amid Objections From Disability Advocates

Guidance issued during the Obama administration, which was aimed at ensuring that minorities and students with disabilities weren't unfairly disciplined, is no more.

January 7, 2019
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Education

Disability Advocates Concerned By Plan To Axe School Discipline Guidance

A Trump administration panel is recommending that federal officials rescind Obama-era guidance aimed at ensuring that minorities and students with disabilities aren't unfairly disciplined.

December 18, 2018
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