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IRS Reminding People With Disabilities About New ABLE Account Rules

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Home Videos May Speed Autism Diagnosis

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Protesters Demand Closure Of School Where Teen Was Restrained, Later Died

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Judge Grapples With How To Handle Defendant With Intellectual Disability

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Autism

Drugs In The Works To Treat Autism’s Core Symptoms

Federal regulators put two experimental drugs targeting autism's core symptoms on a fast track for testing and approval this year, but they're still a long way from pharmacy shelves.

December 11, 2018
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Living

Microsoft Spotlights Adaptive Device In Holiday TV Commercial

Microsoft is touting one of its latest adaptive offerings with a national television advertisement featuring a boy with a disability and his friends.

December 11, 2018

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Living

Woman Slams Mom Of Girl Needing Around-The-Clock Care

A woman has caused a social media firestorm after telling a mother to put her daughter with a disability "out of her misery."

December 11, 2018

Education

Student With Special Needs Dead After Being Restrained At School

A 13-year-old with autism is dead after reportedly being held face down in a prone restraint for roughly an hour at school.

December 10, 2018

Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

Politics & Law

Future Uncertain As Money To Move People Out Of Institutions Runs Dry

With time and money running out, advocates are pushing for passage of a bill that would extend a federal program that moves people with disabilities from institutions to community living.

December 7, 2018

Living

Ride-Sharing Service Focusing On Passengers With Disabilities

An app expected to launch next year will make available drivers specifically trained in working with people with disabilities, and with vehicles specially equipped to transport them.

December 7, 2018

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Boy Scouts Alter Approach For Kids With Special Needs


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Autism

Programs Teaching Those With Autism To Code Get Boost

Autism Speaks is putting big money behind efforts to train people with autism to code, betting that the unique talents of those on the spectrum pair well with the high-demand field.

December 5, 2018
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Politics & Law

George H.W. Bush Remembered As Champion For Those With Disabilities

The former president said that signing the Americans with Disabilities Act was one of his proudest accomplishments during his time in office.

December 4, 2018

Autism

Second Study Corroborates 1 In 40 Autism Rate

For the second time in a week, new data from a national survey suggests that the prevalence of autism in this country is higher than previously thought.

December 4, 2018

Down Syndrome

Parents Of Child With Down Syndrome Design Toys Promoting Inclusivity

Unable to find a doll that looked like their daughter with Down syndrome, one couple set out to create their own. Now, they want to offer dolls for other "marginalized children" as well.

December 4, 2018

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Education

Ed Department Reopening Hundreds Of Disability-Related Complaints

The U.S. Department of Education is reversing course after being sued over changes to its handling of disability discrimination complaints in schools.

December 3, 2018

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Living

MTV Documenting Disability Activist’s Journey To Space


Money

To Find Jobs For Those With Intellectual Disabilities, Parents Get Creative

Frustrated by the difficulties that their adult children with disabilities face in obtaining employment, many parents are creating businesses to foster opportunities.

November 30, 2018

Autism

College Recruit On The Spectrum Set To Make History

As the first student-athlete with autism to sign a national letter of intent to play a team sport at the NCAA Division I level, Kalin Bennett has more than basketball on his mind.

November 29, 2018
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Politics & Law

Disability Groups Hope For Additional Support From New Congress

Advocates are optimistic that the forthcoming shift in the balance of power in Congress could bring positive change for people with disabilities.

November 28, 2018
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