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Under Obama Budget, Disability Program Funding Little Changed

Politics & Law

Greyhound To Pay $375K To Resolve ADA Allegations

Living

Following Sundance Win, Autism Documentary To Hit Theaters

Money

States Developing Alternatives To Sheltered Workshops

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Retail-giant Target plans to make a special cart available at nearly all of its stores that alleviates the need for caregivers to simultaneously push a cart and a wheelchair while shopping. (Thinkstock)

Living

Target Offering Carts For Shoppers With Special Needs

Retail-giant Target plans to make a special cart available at nearly all of its stores that alleviates the need for caregivers to simultaneously push a cart and a wheelchair while shopping.

February 9, 2016

Politics & Law

Judge Orders Back Pay For Sheltered Workshop Employees

In a move that could have widespread implications, a judge has ordered a sheltered workshop to pay more than $54,000 in damages and back pay after wrongly setting subminimum wages.

February 5, 2016

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Money

Hiring Dips For People With Disabilities

The unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is on the rise, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

February 5, 2016
A new study suggests that the beta-blocker propranolol may improve communication skills in those with autism. (Thinkstock)

Autism

Drug May Jump-Start Communication In Those With Autism

A widely-available medication may be able to significantly improve conversation skills in individuals with autism with as little as one dose, a new study suggests.

February 4, 2016

Some hiccups are emerging as Texas looks to implement what's believed to be a first-of-its-kind law requiring schools to install cameras upon request in special education classrooms. (Thinkstock)

Education

Concerns Mar Implementation Of Special Ed Cameras Law

Some hiccups are emerging as Texas looks to implement what's believed to be a first-of-its-kind law requiring schools to install cameras upon request in special education classrooms.

February 3, 2016
In an annual report to Congress, the U.S. Department of Education said that students with disabilities are spending an increasing amount of time in general education classrooms. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Education

Report: Inclusion On Rise In Nation’s Schools

A growing number of students with disabilities are spending most of the day in regular education classrooms alongside their typically-developing peers, according to new federal statistics.

February 2, 2016

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Health & Behavior

Birth Defect Fears Prompt Global Health Emergency


Down Syndrome

Girl With Down Syndrome Sues ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Celebrity

The family of a girl with Down syndrome is seeking millions from a "Dancing with the Stars" cast member after he allegedly shared a misappropriated photo and defamed her on social media.

February 2, 2016

Autism

Meltdown Leads To Felony Charge For Teen On The Spectrum

An 18-year-old with autism is awaiting trial on a felony assault charge that his parents say criminalizes behavior that's a direct result of their son's disability.

February 1, 2016

Living

Lego Rolling Out Minifigure In Wheelchair

Lego said it will include a boy in a wheelchair in a forthcoming set of its iconic minifigures.

January 29, 2016

Autism

Maternal Obesity, Diabetes ‘Substantially’ Raise ASD Risk

A major new study could shed light on some of the maternal health factors that may increase children's risk of developing autism.

January 29, 2016

SundanceTV has obtained rights to air the BBC One drama "The A-Word," which focuses on the family of a boy with autism. (Rory Mulvey/BBC)

Living

Autism Family Drama Coming To TV

A one-hour drama about a family with a young child who has just been diagnosed with autism is headed to television.

January 28, 2016

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Politics & Law

Obama Administration Delaying Web Accessibility Rules


Chinese scientists say they have replicated autism-like behaviors in macaque monkeys like these. (Thinkstock)

Autism

In Bid To Understand Autism, Scientists Turn To Monkeys

Researchers say they've genetically engineered monkeys to display autism-like behaviors in a development that could advance what's known about the developmental disorder and how to treat it.

January 26, 2016

Education

Kids Get ‘Ability Awareness’ Training

Through a series of exercises, typically-developing children are getting a glimpse of what it's like to live with a wide array of disabilities.

January 26, 2016

Health & Behavior

CDC Reports Rise In Birth Defect

Physicians are seeing more instances of a birth defect in which infants are born with their intestines extruding from the stomach wall and it's unclear why, government officials say.

January 26, 2016
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