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Supreme Court Ruling Alters IEP Landscape

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

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Congressman Hopes Disability Internship Program Outlives His Tenure

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Schools Teaching Students In Special Ed How To Code

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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

Education

Unique Program Teaching Kids With Special Needs To Avoid Harmful Drugs

Though they're at greater risk for substance abuse, people with disabilities are often overlooked in prevention strategies. A first-of-its-kind program is looking to change that.

April 17, 2018

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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


Living

Homeowners With Developmental Disabilities Bond As Roommates

For 14 years, three men with developmental disabilities have owned their own home, meticulously maintaining it like no one else, and they wouldn't have it any other way.

April 11, 2018

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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Education

Federal Watchdog: Students With Disabilities More Frequently Disciplined

A new government analysis finds that students with disabilities face a greater likelihood of suspension or arrest no matter what type of school they attend or how wealthy its student body is.

April 9, 2018

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Politics & Law

Justice Department Sued Over Rescinded Disability Guidance


Politics & Law

Charges Dropped Against Dad Implicated Via Facilitated Communication

Prosecutors dropped charges against the father of a boy with special needs who spent 35 days in jail after his son's teacher used a largely discredited method to claim the boy was abused.

April 6, 2018
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Autism

‘Sesame Street’ Expands Autism Focus

On television, online and at their theme park, the people behind "Sesame Street" say they are adding more resources and increasing efforts to include kids on the spectrum.

April 5, 2018
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Politics & Law

Lawmakers Band Together To Defend ADA

U.S. Senate Democrats are vowing to block legislation that would dramatically alter the Americans with Disabilities Act.

April 4, 2018
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