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Study: Wandering A ‘Pervasive Problem’ For Kids With Disabilities

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Greyhound To Pay $375K To Resolve ADA Allegations

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Mainstreaming Effort Prompts Outcry From Teachers

Autism

Narrow Marketplace Plans Pose Problems For Those With ASD

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Printed copies of the president's budget for the 2017 fiscal year are delivered to the Senate Budget Committee hearing room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/TNS)

Politics & Law

Under Obama Budget, Disability Program Funding Little Changed

President Barack Obama's $4.1 trillion budget includes a bump in funds for special education programs serving young kids, but spending on school-age children would largely remain flat.

February 9, 2016

Money

States Developing Alternatives To Sheltered Workshops

Under pressure to offer people with developmental disabilities employment opportunities outside of sheltered workshops, states are turning to each other for strategies.

February 9, 2016

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Retail-giant Target plans to make a special cart available at nearly all of its stores that alleviates the need for caregivers to simultaneously push a cart and a wheelchair while shopping. (Thinkstock)

Living

Target Offering Carts For Shoppers With Special Needs

Retail-giant Target plans to make a special cart available at nearly all of its stores that alleviates the need for caregivers to simultaneously push a cart and a wheelchair while shopping.

February 9, 2016
The documentary "Life, Animated," which premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival, will be released theatrically later this year. (Tom Bergmann)

Living

Following Sundance Win, Autism Documentary To Hit Theaters

A documentary focusing on the coming-of-age story of a boy on the spectrum is headed to theaters later this year after picking up an award at the acclaimed Sundance Film Festival.

February 8, 2016

Politics & Law

Judge Orders Back Pay For Sheltered Workshop Employees

In a move that could have widespread implications, a judge has ordered a sheltered workshop to pay more than $54,000 in damages and back pay after wrongly setting subminimum wages.

February 5, 2016

Money

Hiring Dips For People With Disabilities

The unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is on the rise, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

February 5, 2016

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Autism

Drug May Jump-Start Communication In Those With Autism


Some hiccups are emerging as Texas looks to implement what's believed to be a first-of-its-kind law requiring schools to install cameras upon request in special education classrooms. (Thinkstock)

Education

Concerns Mar Implementation Of Special Ed Cameras Law

Some hiccups are emerging as Texas looks to implement what's believed to be a first-of-its-kind law requiring schools to install cameras upon request in special education classrooms.

February 3, 2016
In an annual report to Congress, the U.S. Department of Education said that students with disabilities are spending an increasing amount of time in general education classrooms. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Education

Report: Inclusion On Rise In Nation’s Schools

A growing number of students with disabilities are spending most of the day in regular education classrooms alongside their typically-developing peers, according to new federal statistics.

February 2, 2016

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is known to carry the Zika virus, which global health officials fear is linked to an uptick in cases of microcephaly. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Health & Behavior

Birth Defect Fears Prompt Global Health Emergency

Concerns about a possible link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and developmental issues have prompted the World Health Organization to declare an international public health emergency.

February 2, 2016

Down Syndrome

Girl With Down Syndrome Sues ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Celebrity

The family of a girl with Down syndrome is seeking millions from a "Dancing with the Stars" cast member after he allegedly shared a misappropriated photo and defamed her on social media.

February 2, 2016

Autism

Meltdown Leads To Felony Charge For Teen On The Spectrum

An 18-year-old with autism is awaiting trial on a felony assault charge that his parents say criminalizes behavior that's a direct result of their son's disability.

February 1, 2016

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Living

Lego Rolling Out Minifigure In Wheelchair


Autism

Maternal Obesity, Diabetes ‘Substantially’ Raise ASD Risk

A major new study could shed light on some of the maternal health factors that may increase children's risk of developing autism.

January 29, 2016
SundanceTV has obtained rights to air the BBC One drama "The A-Word," which focuses on the family of a boy with autism. (Rory Mulvey/BBC)

Living

Autism Family Drama Coming To TV

A one-hour drama about a family with a young child who has just been diagnosed with autism is headed to television.

January 28, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice says it now expects to issue proposed rules on accessibility for non-government websites in 2018. (Thinkstock)

Politics & Law

Obama Administration Delaying Web Accessibility Rules

Long-anticipated federal rules detailing how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to much of the Internet are still years away.

January 27, 2016
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