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Feds Release New Stats On Restraint And Seclusion In Schools

Education

In Plan To Fix Special Education, State Will Spend $212 Million

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Despite Law, Funds To Address Wandering Remain In Limbo

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Lawmakers Seek Reparations For People Sterilized

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Health & Behavior

For Aspiring Doctors With Disabilities, Many Med Schools Come Up Short

A survey finds that medical schools should do more to help doctors with disabilities thrive. Although some schools make accommodations, the report says others need to take steps to help.

April 24, 2018

Education

Schools Teaching Students In Special Ed How To Code

They may not grow up to be programmers, but teachers say that coding lessons are helping students in special education learn to problem solve, overcome obstacles and collaborate with peers.

April 20, 2018

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Autism

Asperger’s Controversial Past: Doctor Behind Syndrome Linked To Nazis

A new paper and a forthcoming book are bringing claims that the physician for whom Asperger's syndrome was named had ties to the Nazi Party and its euthanasia efforts.

April 20, 2018
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Education

Supreme Court Ruling Alters IEP Landscape

In light of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on special education, legal experts say parents should educate themselves and be prepared ahead of their child's next IEP meeting.

April 19, 2018

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Intellectual Disability

Congressman Hopes Disability Internship Program Outlives His Tenure

As U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper prepares to leave Congress, he has high hopes the Capitol Hill internship program he created for individuals with intellectual disabilities will continue to grow.

April 18, 2018

Money

Caregivers Lobby For Better Pay

Direct support workers are typically only paid minimum wage, but a coalition of service providers is arguing that caregiving is not an entry-level job and compensation should be more fitting.

April 17, 2018

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Education

Unique Program Teaching Kids With Special Needs To Avoid Harmful Drugs


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Money

Trump Signs Bill Adding Protections For Social Security, SSI Recipients

Individuals tasked with handling Social Security payments for people with disabilities will be subject to greater scrutiny under a new law signed by President Donald Trump.

April 17, 2018
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Politics & Law

Will The FDA Ban Shock Devices Used On Those With Special Needs?

Just one place in the country is known to use electric shock devices to modify the behavior of people with developmental disabilities. Advocates want to put an end to the practice.

April 16, 2018

Living

Concerns Raised Over Response To Murder Of Woman With Disability

When a child is killed by a parent, people are typically outraged — unless the victim has a disability. Then, there's a tendency to rationalize the slaying, advocates say.

April 13, 2018
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Education

Nation’s Report Card Shows Students With Disabilities Lagging

A routine look at how fourth and eighth graders across the country are performing in reading and math finds children with disabilities struggling to make progress.

April 13, 2018

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Living

Zappos, PBS Launching Apparel For Children With Special Needs

PBS KIDS is working with Zappos to introduce a clothing line aimed at meeting the unique sensory and adaptive needs of kids with disabilities.

April 12, 2018

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Living

Homeowners With Developmental Disabilities Bond As Roommates


Autism

Behavior Gains Possible In Adults With Autism, Study Finds

With intervention, adults with autism can see behavioral improvements, according to new research suggesting that the window of opportunity for gains may be longer than previously thought.

April 10, 2018
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Living

Coffee Shop Helping Kids With Special Needs Learn Life Skills

With a cart, a Keurig and some paper products, a group of middle school students with disabilities are becoming more independent and learning what it takes to run a business.

April 10, 2018

Money

Wage Hikes Cut Into Services For People With Disabilities

Increases to the minimum wage in some areas are making it harder for people with developmental disabilities to access housing and services, providers say.

April 10, 2018
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