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House Lawmakers Approve Delay Of Caregiver Check-In Requirement

Living

Popular Disney Movie Comes With Seizure Warning

Autism

Evolving Definition Of Autism Prompts Questions About Prevalence

Living

Direct Support Workers In Short Supply As Demand Surges

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Cast of "Born This Way"

Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Reality Show Returns With Wedding On Tap

A wedding is on the horizon when a reality television show following the lives of adults with Down syndrome comes back later this summer.

June 19, 2018

Education

State To Pay $10 Million For Denying Special Ed Services

One state will pay more than $10 million to settle claims that students with disabilities were wrongly cut off from public education at age 20 instead of 22 in violation of federal law.

June 19, 2018

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Autism

Study: Drivers With Autism Just As Good As Other Motorists

People with autism appear to have more difficulty than others when first learning to drive, but a study suggests that with practice, they can be just as skilled behind the wheel.

June 15, 2018

Down Syndrome

Book Helps Explain Alzheimer’s To Those With Down Syndrome

At least half of people with Down syndrome will develop Alzheimer's, experts say. Now a book is helping explain the diagnosis in a way those with the chromosomal disorder can understand.

June 15, 2018

Man with autism

Health & Behavior

Nation Spending More On Community Living

Government spending on home and community-based services has risen dramatically, with a new report finding that growth doubled year-over-year as funding for institutions declined.

June 14, 2018
Bagging groceries

Money

In Shift, Work Opportunities Expand For Young People With Disabilities

Under new federal regulations, young people with disabilities who once would have been steered to jobs paying subminimum wage are being put on a path toward mainstream employment.

June 13, 2018

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Autism

App Shows Potential In Flagging Autism


Health & Behavior

Low Medicaid Rates Preventing Children From Getting ABA Therapy

In some parts of the country, families say the reimbursement rates Medicaid pays for applied behavior analysis are so low that they're unable to find providers willing to serve them.

June 12, 2018
Marisol Ramos helps daughter Naomi

Living

Families Strained By Caregiving Responsibilities, Survey Finds

A snapshot of thousands of caregivers across the country finds them overwhelmed by the demands of their loved ones with developmental disabilities and deeply concerned about the future.

June 12, 2018

Living

Company Looks To Mind-Reading Technology To Aid Those Who Are Nonverbal

An artificial intelligence company is developing software aimed at detecting patterns in order to predict a person's thinking and eventually, speak on their behalf.

June 9, 2018

Cerebral Palsy

Blood Test May Serve As Early Predictor For Cerebral Palsy

New research suggests that a blood test could one day help doctors flag children with cerebral palsy far earlier, allowing young kids with the condition to get a head start on intervention.

June 8, 2018

Money

Accountant Pleads No Contest To Stealing $7 Million From Arc Chapter

A bookkeeper is accused of stealing millions that otherwise would have gone to client services at a developmental disability nonprofit over a span of nearly two decades.

June 8, 2018

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Education

Ed Department Reconsidering Previously Settled Disability Complaints


Alex Benitez-Alvarez with his modified walker

Living

Students Dream Up Assistive Devices For Kids With Disabilities

Through an introductory engineering program, junior high and high school students are developing real-life solutions for kids with disabilities, all on a budget of just $35.

June 6, 2018
Lowe's

Health & Behavior

Lowe’s Pulling Products Amid Concerns About Disability Ties

Heeding calls from advocates, one of the nation's largest home improvement stores says it will remove certain products with possible links to developmental disabilities from its shelves.

June 5, 2018

Living

After 42 Years In Institutions, A Home Of Her Own

A woman with intellectual disability who has been housed in state institutions for over four decades may finally get a chance to live in the community after a judge ordered her release.

June 5, 2018
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