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House Votes To Renew Program Helping People Leave Institutions

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CBS Pledges To Make Casting More Inclusive

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Costco Shooting Is Nightmare For Families Of Those With Developmental Disabilities

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For Individuals With Special Needs, Horses Make Sense In Therapy

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Health & Behavior

How An App Is Helping Screen More Kids For Developmental Delays

Amid signs that children with developmental delays in two expansive rural counties were falling through the cracks, experts are using an innovative app to boost screening rates and help kids.

June 21, 2019

Money

Trump Administration Accused Of ‘Falling Short’ On Disability Hiring

Members of Congress are accusing the Trump administration of hiring too few workers with disabilities and disproportionately firing those with special needs employed at federal agencies.

June 21, 2019

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Living

Thanks To Assistive Technology, TV Now Eye Controlled

Comcast is making it easier for people with disabilities to watch TV with new technology that allows individuals to control their remote using eye-gaze or sip-and-puff assistive technology.

June 20, 2019
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Education

Schools Underreporting Use Of Restraint And Seclusion, GAO Finds

U.S. Department of Education data on how frequently restraint and seclusion are used in the nation's schools is incomplete and inaccurate, government investigators say.

June 19, 2019

Money

Money

ABLE Accounts Slow To Catch On

New data is prompting questions about the sustainability of a recently-established program that allows people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

June 18, 2019

Intellectual Disability

Man Killed In Costco Shooting Had Intellectual Disability, Family Says

The 32-year-old shot and killed during an incident at a Costco store that made national news was nonverbal and had an intellectual disability, according to a family member.

June 18, 2019

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Autism

Can Autism Be Detected In Babies? Researchers Get $9.5M To Find Out


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Living

Kohl’s Rolls Out Clothing For Kids With Special Needs

Kohl's is introducing sensory-friendly and adaptive clothing for kids, becoming the latest retailer to offer up apparel designed to meet the needs of people with various disabilities.

June 17, 2019

Education

Parents Fight To Record IEP Meetings

Parents are asking one school district to abandon a policy barring them from recording IEP meetings, arguing that it's their legal right to have a record of what is said.

June 14, 2019

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Health & Behavior

Push To Require Disability Training For Doctors Meets Resistance

Disability advocates are pushing for a requirement that medical schools train future doctors to treat people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but they're hitting roadblocks.

June 13, 2019

Autism

Principal, Teachers May Be Fired After Boy Given ‘Most Annoying’ Trophy

After an 11-year-old with autism was given a trophy naming him the "Most Annoying Male" in his class, the local district is seeking to terminate the school's principal and three teachers.

June 13, 2019

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Politics & Law

Lawmakers Look To Jump-Start Employment For Transition-Age Youth

With a bipartisan proposal, members of Congress are pushing a new plan to increase competitive, integrated employment for young people with developmental disabilities.

June 12, 2019

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Politics & Law

Report Alleges ‘School-To-Guardianship Pipeline’


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Living

Actress With Disability Wins Tony Award

The Tony Awards cain't say no to Ali Stroker, who made history by becoming the first actor in a wheelchair to win the biggest honor in theater.

June 11, 2019

Education

Principal Goes Extra Mile For Student With Special Needs

A first-grader with autism didn't want to face the last day of school, so the boy's principal met him at home and the two walked to class together.

June 11, 2019
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Autism

With Muppet On The Spectrum, ‘Sesame Street’ Makes Impact

Nearly four years after "Sesame Street" introduced a muppet with autism, new research suggests that the show's materials focused on the developmental disorder are making a difference.

June 10, 2019
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