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Money

Ford Expands Autism Hiring Initiative

Just months after launching a pilot program aimed at hiring people on the spectrum, a major American automaker is looking to ramp up the effort.

November 29, 2016

Politics & Law

Supreme Court Weighs Legal Standard For Intellectual Disability

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a standard for intellectual disability based on a character from "Of Mice and Men" can be used to determine eligibility for the death penalty.

November 29, 2016

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Autism

Rhodes Scholar Thrives With Service Dog’s Help

Each year, 95 winners from around the world are chosen for their academic records, leadership skills and public service efforts to become Rhodes Scholars. This time, one has autism.

November 29, 2016
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.

Education

Education Secretary Calls For End To Corporal Punishment

Citing disproportionate use among students with disabilities, the U.S. secretary of education is calling for schools to stop relying on physical punishment to address behavior issues.

November 28, 2016

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Politics & Law

Cities Warned On Restricting Group Homes

Homes where people with disabilities live should not face requirements or conditions different from those where typically-developing individuals reside, according to new federal guidance.

November 18, 2016

Living

For Kids With Special Needs, A Trail Of Their Own

While typical playgrounds can be overwhelming for children with disabilities, a new sensory trail is designed to provide cognitive and physical benefits geared toward their needs.

November 18, 2016

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Autism

Biomarkers May Predict Autism Treatment Success


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Politics & Law

Hate Crimes Against Those With Disabilities Decline

Despite an uptick in the number of hate crimes reported across the nation, new federal figures suggest that fewer targeted people with disabilities.

November 16, 2016
A smartphone app for autism screening

Autism

App Screens For Autism With 94 Percent Accuracy, Researchers Say

A smartphone app could dramatically speed up the process of screening children for autism, potentially offering feedback in less than a minute.

November 15, 2016

Education

Family Fights For Down Syndrome Inclusion

The lives of Americans with Down syndrome are very different from a generation ago. Despite the progress, schools and families often differ on how such students should be educated.

November 15, 2016

Intellectual Disability

Special Olympics Allegedly Stiffed By Sponsor

The nonprofit that runs sporting events around the world for those with intellectual disabilities is suing a company for allegedly failing to pay $270,000 in promised sponsorship fees.

November 15, 2016

Sara Ellet assists John Hudson

Health & Behavior

Feds Seek Input On Expanding Community-Based Services

Medicaid officials are looking for ways to increase access to home and community-based services for people with disabilities and they're asking the public to weigh in with ideas.

November 14, 2016

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Living

Study Finds Transportation Lacking For Those With Special Needs


Autism

College-Bound Students With Autism Learn To Navigate Campus Life

Teenagers on the spectrum are getting a dry run at college with the help of a new boarding program that aims to prepare them for the social side of higher education.

November 11, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence

Politics & Law

Trump Win Brings Uncertainty On Disability Policy

Advocates are keeping tight-lipped in the wake of Donald Trump's surprise victory with little known about how the president-elect may shape policies vital to people with disabilities.

November 10, 2016

Politics & Law

ADA Suits Skyrocket As Some Question Motives

Lawsuits alleging ADA violations are on the rise across the country, but it's unclear whether the litigation is helping or hurting people with disabilities.

November 9, 2016
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