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School Day Shortened For Hundreds With Disabilities, Suit Claims

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Bill Would Prohibit Waiting Lists For Community-Based Services

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Restraint Death Prompts School To Close

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Government Shutdown Takes Toll On People With Disabilities

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Living

Accessibility Options Expanding For Video Games

Audio cues, color adjustments and controllers that can be operated through head movements or with feet are some of the many options that are making video gaming more inclusive.

January 22, 2019

Autism

For Many Kids With Autism, Health Care Needs Go Unaddressed

Children with autism are twice as likely as those with other disabilities to have unmet health care needs, according to a new report.

January 22, 2019

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Education

Teacher Strike Especially Tough On Students In Special Education

With teachers in one of the nation's largest school districts picketing, more than 60,000 students with special needs are missing out on far more than academics.

January 22, 2019
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Education

Ed Department Cracking Down On Restraint, Seclusion In Schools

The U.S. Department of Education is launching a wide-ranging initiative to "address the possible inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion" among students with disabilities.

January 18, 2019

Money

Woman Charged In Alleged $9 Million Fraud Involving Behavior Therapy

Federal authorities are seeking to recover $9 million that they say a woman stole in a scheme involving false medical bills for treating children with autism.

January 18, 2019

Autism

New Group To Focus On Severe Autism

Amid a bevy of existing autism organizations, a new national nonprofit is hoping to stand out by giving voice to the particular needs of people on the severe end of the spectrum.

January 17, 2019

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Health & Behavior

How A Dental Clinic Is Filling A Void For Those With Special Needs


Down Syndrome

Study Pinpoints Down Syndrome Milestones

Individuals with Down syndrome continue to learn new skills well into adulthood, according to a study that's offering a timetable of what to expect from those with the chromosomal disorder.

January 15, 2019
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Autism

Girls On The Spectrum Often Go Unnoticed

Though boys with autism are estimated to outnumber girls by 4-1, experts now say that may be because many females are overlooked.

January 15, 2019

Living

Country Club To Become Community For Adults With Special Needs

A former golf course will be the site of 300 new homes, a third of which will be for those with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities, and the remainder will be for sale to the public.

January 15, 2019
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Money

Feds Weigh Changes To Work Rules For People With Disabilities

The Trump administration is planning to rethink existing regulations that radically altered the transition from school to work for people with disabilities.

January 14, 2019

Education

‘Mystery Shopper’ Experiment Finds Charters Often Snub Those With Special Needs

Inquiries to thousands of schools across the country show that students with special needs are routinely ignored by charter schools before they even get a chance to apply.

January 11, 2019

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Autism

SeaWorld Water Park Now A Certified Autism Center


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Living

Report: Waiting Lists For Medicaid Waivers Up, Competitive Employment Down

More people are on waiting lists, fewer are competitively employed and access to services remains uneven, according to a new report that ranks states on developmental disability services.

January 10, 2019

Education

Video Shows Teacher Dragging Student With Disabilities

In what advocates in one state say is at least the fourth such incident this school year, video has surfaced of a teacher dragging a student with disabilities reportedly having a meltdown.

January 9, 2019

Health & Behavior

FDA Warns Against Jewelry For Sensory Stimulation

Special necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry used by people with special needs to provide sensory stimulation are dangerous, federal regulators say.

January 8, 2019
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