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Trump Administration Weighs In On FAPE, IEPs

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Why America Is Making An Appointment With ‘The Good Doctor’

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Better Oversight Sought For Representative Payees

Down Syndrome

Mom, Daughter With Down Syndrome Win $45,000 In Cooking Contest

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Education

Feds Urged To Clarify IDEA Rights At Private Schools

Parents need to be better informed about the implications of moving their children with disabilities from public to private schools, a new government report concludes.

December 7, 2017

Money

ABLE Accounts Growing In Popularity

Thousands of people with disabilities have opened ABLE accounts, but experts say millions more could benefit from this new way to save without jeopardizing government benefits.

December 5, 2017

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Living

Is That Service Dog A Fake? Under Federal Law, You Can’t Even Ask

Fake service dogs have become the bane of those with disabilities who rely on trained animals. Yet, advocates say there's no push to cinch up loopholes that leave imposters largely unchecked.

December 5, 2017
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Education

Graduation Rate Improves For Students With Disabilities

New federal data indicates that the high school graduation rate for students with disabilities is trending upward.

December 5, 2017

Autism

Autism And The Law: Boy’s Incarceration Reveals Failures Of The System

With escalating behavior issues, county caseworkers told the mother of a teen with autism to call police if her son acted out. Now he's facing felony charges that he doesn't comprehend.

December 4, 2017

Politics & Law

Study Shows People With Disabilities More Likely To Be Arrested

People with disabilities are far more likely to be arrested by the time they reach their late 20s than their typically-developing peers, new research indicates.

December 1, 2017

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Living

Justice Department: Group Home Ordinance Violates Fair Housing Act


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Living

Sensory-Friendly Santa Welcomes Kids With Special Needs

For many with disabilities, the long lines, sites and sounds of a visit to Santa Claus are just too much. But more malls are making an effort to accommodate children with a variety of needs.

November 30, 2017
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Health & Behavior

CDC Says Developmental Disabilities Are On The Rise

An increasing number of American children have developmental disabilities, the federal government says, even as autism and intellectual disability rates remain largely steady.

November 29, 2017

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Politics & Law

Tax Bill May Threaten Disability Services

A Republican proposal to overhaul the tax code could endanger everything from employment services to health care for people with disabilities, advocates say.

November 28, 2017
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Autism

Autism Odds Tied To Birth Spacing, Study Finds

Waiting too long — or not long enough — between pregnancies appears to increase a child's risk of developing autism, according to a new study led by researchers at the CDC.

November 28, 2017

Money

Brewery Serves Up Careers With Beers For Adults With Special Needs

A unique brewery is incorporating posted photos, checklists and other accommodations to provide meaningful jobs and a social setting for its employees with disabilities.

November 28, 2017

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Education

Inside One Family’s Supreme Court Fight Over IDEA


A boy with autism

Autism

Autism Wandering Bill Advances In Senate

Federal legislation aimed at providing tracking devices and resources to those with autism and other developmental disabilities who are at risk of wandering is moving forward.

November 17, 2017
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Living

Airbnb Acquires Site Offering Accessible Accommodations

After taking heat for lack of access for travelers with disabilities, Airbnb is buying a company that arranges vacation stays in private homes that have verified accessibility features.

November 17, 2017
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Politics & Law

Trump Taps New Special Education Chief

The nation may soon be getting a new top special education official.

November 16, 2017
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