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As Demand For ABA Therapy Increases, Investors Buy In

Health & Behavior

Companies Under Fire For Hawking Fake Autism, Cerebral Palsy Treatments

Living

Disability Groups Step Up Efforts To Reach Minority Families

Education

Ed Department: Texas Must Do More To Help Students Needing Special Ed

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Device to track visits from her home-care workers

Health & Behavior

Concerns Linger Over Medicaid Caregiver Check-In Mandate

Advocates are pushing for clearer privacy protections as states work to comply with a requirement that personal care attendants electronically check in when assisting people with disabilities.

October 19, 2018

Politics & Law

Supermarket Chain Fined For Violating ADA

A grocery chain has agreed to pay more than $30,000 in penalties and make sure the checkouts at hundreds of stores are accessible to those with disabilities.

October 19, 2018

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Autism

Dragging Of Boy With Autism Not Isolated, Advocates Say

As national television networks have been airing video of school staff dragging a student with autism, advocates are expressing concern, saying they've seen similar situations before.

October 18, 2018
Students at school

Education

Report: School Absences More Frequent For Kids With Disabilities

Children with developmental disabilities are far more likely to be missing a lot of school, according to a new federal report, with those who have certain conditions at especially high risk.

October 17, 2018

Student takes test

Education

Test-Maker Says It’s No Longer Divulging Students’ Disabilities

A major standardized test-maker says it has changed its ways after being accused of illegally disclosing students' disabilities.

October 16, 2018

Cerebral Palsy

Nike Signs Runner With Cerebral Palsy To Pro Contract

University of Oregon junior Justin Gallegos had just finished running in a recent race when he got the surprise of a lifetime. Nike wanted to sign Gallegos to a pro contract.

October 16, 2018

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Living

Virtual World Provides Haven For Those With Special Needs


Marilyn Long, left, helps her brother, Jeff Malanoski

Down Syndrome

NIH Boosts Down Syndrome Research Funding

Federal officials are committing millions of new dollars to Down syndrome research and they say even more money may be on the way.

October 15, 2018
Social Security office

Money

SSI, Social Security Payments Will Grow In 2019

Payments to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries are set to go up a good bit next year.

October 12, 2018

Disney castle

Politics & Law

Disney Fights To Keep Autism Lawsuits From Going To Trial

Walt Disney Co. is fighting to stop trials for 30 lawsuits in which people with autism contend the company's theme parks didn't accommodate them because they had to wait in line for rides.

October 12, 2018
U.S. satellite view

Living

Ranking Names Best Cities For People With Special Needs

An analysis of more than 180 cities across the country is zeroing in on the best places to live for people with disabilities.

October 11, 2018

Juanita Bobo and Amber Radune

Living

Caregiver Stressed By Low Wages, But Client Is ‘Family’

For over 15 years, Juanita Bobo has provided the care Amber Radune needs to remain in her home, but low pay and other pressures are leaving even the most dedicated caregivers in a tough spot.

October 10, 2018

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Down Syndrome

Early Aging Presents Challenges For Those With Down Syndrome


TSA check

Politics & Law

Air Travelers With Disabilities To Get ‘Bill Of Rights’

A bill of rights for airline passengers with disabilities and enhanced disability training for TSA officers, among other changes, are on the way under a new federal law.

October 9, 2018

Living

Institution With Notorious History Shuts Its Doors

Plagued by abuse, violence and death, a facility where state officials had sent people with severe disabilities for years has officially shut down.

October 9, 2018
School classroom

Education

Study: Specialized Teacher Training Yields More Success For Kids With ASD

Training public school teachers specifically to work with students who have autism makes a big difference, new research suggests, helping kids on the spectrum excel in mainstream classes.

October 8, 2018
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