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Government Watchdog Warns Of Group Home Dangers

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Film Starring Actors With ASD Coming To The Big Screen

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Ideas Sought On Improving Transition Outcomes

Autism

Being Bilingual May Be A Plus For Kids With Autism

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Education

Special Ed Caps Were The Texas Legislature’s Idea, Educators Say

In the wake of a federal report finding Texas was failing kids with disabilities, educators say the state is to blame and that legislators first suggested cutting services to keep costs low.

January 16, 2018
Patricia and Paris King

Autism

College Dreams Within Reach For More People On The Spectrum

By law, universities can't require applicants to report disabilities, but anecdotally more students with autism are thought to be enrolling in and finishing college.

January 15, 2018

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Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Reality Show Wins Critics’ Choice Award

A reality show about the lives of several young adults with Down syndrome is picking up another award.

January 12, 2018
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Education

Feds: Students With Disabilities Illegally Denied Special Education

Federal education officials say that for more than a decade Texas delayed and ultimately denied special education services to thousands of students with disabilities.

January 11, 2018

"Access+Ability" exhibit

Living

Smithsonian Exhibit Puts Focus On Accessible Design

From clothing to utensils and computers, a new exhibit is showcasing the varied and increasing ways that today's world is adapting to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities.

January 11, 2018
ABA therapy session

Health & Behavior

Why ABA Therapy Remains Elusive For Some Families

Despite a federal directive requiring Medicaid to cover treatments like applied behavior analysis, at least one state appears to be finding ways to deny the therapy.

January 10, 2018

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Autism

Prenatal Vitamins May Lessen Autism Risk


Education

Are Schools Doing Enough To Prepare Students For Life After Special Ed?

Schools are legally obligated to create meaningful post-school plans for students with disabilities, but the experiences of many young people show how hard it is to get the process right.

January 9, 2018
Internal Revenue Service

Money

Tax Law Brings ABLE Changes, Future Worries

A major tax overhaul taking effect this month is bringing changes to savings accounts for people with disabilities and sparking worries about funding for programs this population relies on.

January 9, 2018

Jill Bonn and her daughter, Erica

Living

Apartment Complex Caters To Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities is rare, but a new apartment complex geared specifically to this population is part of a burgeoning wave of options.

January 8, 2018

Living

New Comedy Sheds Light On Raising Kids With Special Needs

After raising twin boys with autism, Guzin Kurun wanted to create an element of "normalcy" around parenting of children with the condition. And she wanted to do it through comedy.

January 5, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Politics & Law

Justice Department Scraps ADA Guidance

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he's rescinding more than two dozen guidance documents including several clarifying the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

January 4, 2018

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Autism

Autism Rates Appear To Have Stabilized


The U.S. Department of Education

Education

Trump Special Ed Pick Earns Senate Approval

The federal government is getting a new top special education official.

January 2, 2018
For rent sign

Living

Report: Housing A ‘Crisis’ For People With Disabilities

Housing prices are far outpacing the monthly benefits provided by SSI, according to a new report, forcing many people with disabilities into homelessness or costly institutional care.

December 15, 2017
U.S. Department of Education

Education

Ed Department Seeks Delay Of IDEA Rule

The Trump administration wants to delay implementation of an Obama-era regulation designed to ensure that kids from certain backgrounds aren't unnecessarily placed in special education.

December 15, 2017
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