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Autism

Most With Autism Steer Clear Of Driving

Though the majority of young people with high-functioning autism choose not to get behind the wheel, new research suggests that a substantial number seek the independence that driving offers.

April 18, 2017

Education

Special Education Often An Uphill Battle For Military Families

With frequent moves and parents who are away for work, obtaining appropriate special education services for children with disabilities in military families can be especially tough.

April 18, 2017

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Living

Judge Finds ‘No Basis’ For ADA Claims Against Disney

A second federal judge has rejected claims from families who sued Disney over changes to disability access, but a lawyer representing the kids and their parents isn't backing down.

April 18, 2017

Living

Cocoon-Like Bed Aims To Keep Kids With Special Needs Safe

Struggling to keep her wandering son safely tucked away at night, one mom took matters into her own hands, designing a bed that's secure while also providing a calming effect.

April 17, 2017

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Cerebral Palsy

ABC’s ‘Speechless’ Honored For Disability Storyline

A prime-time comedy focusing on a teenager with cerebral palsy and his family is getting a special commendation from the people behind the Emmy Awards.

April 14, 2017

Living

Undercover Sting Targets Accessible Parking Violators

DMV investigators are hitting shopping centers and other hot spots to nab people improperly using parking spots designated for those with disabilities.

April 14, 2017

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Autism

FDA Warns Of Products Claiming To Cure Autism


Living

Group Homes Prioritizing Profits Over Safety, Investigation Finds

A multi-billion-dollar industry that runs group homes and other community-based facilities has largely supplanted institutions, but lax oversight is reportedly putting residents at risk.

April 12, 2017
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Autism

Microsoft Hosting Job Fair For Those On The Spectrum

In a bid to help more people with autism land jobs, Microsoft and other Fortune 500 companies are teaming up for a virtual career fair specifically for those with the developmental disorder.

April 11, 2017

Living

Waterproof Power Wheelchair May Be Headed To Market

Most power wheelchairs are heavy and work well — but only if they stay dry. A new waterproof chair that's durable, lightweight and quick to recharge could be a game changer.

April 11, 2017

Education

Teacher, Students Shot In Special Ed Classroom

A gunman walked into a special ed classroom and opened fire on his wife, a teacher there, and then killed himself, police said. Stray bullets struck two students, one of whom later died.

April 11, 2017

U.S. Capitol

Money

Congress Weighs Expanding ABLE Act

As new accounts allowing people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits become increasingly available, Congress is considering changes to the program.

April 10, 2017

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Education

Supreme Court FAPE Ruling May Be A Watershed Moment


Living

Mother, Son Reportedly Shamed At Inclusive Playground

A mom's emotionally raw video about a run-in with a family over the behavior of her 6-year-old son — who has severe autism — has been watched more than 500,000 times on Facebook.

April 7, 2017
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Politics & Law

Insurance Giant Offers Pro Bono Legal Aid To Those With Disabilities

Unable to keep up with demand, a disability rights group is teaming up with one of the nation's largest insurers to help people with disabilities navigate the Medicaid appeals process.

April 6, 2017

Autism

Stem Cells Show Promise For Treating Autism

A small, but promising study suggests that stem cells from a child's own cord blood may offer an effective treatment for autism symptoms.

April 5, 2017
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