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Wheelchair Emerges From Storage To Help Advocate See World Anew

Health & Behavior

In First, Insurer To Offer ABA Coverage Nationwide

Living

New Emojis Depict Range Of Abilities

Autism

Bullet That Struck Caretaker Was Meant For Man With Autism

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Money

Fight For Job Promotion Spotlights Conflict For Disability Providers

In a groundbreaking decision, a human rights agency found that a disability provider likely violated a worker's civil rights when it denied him a promotion because he is also a client.

July 22, 2016

Autism

Caretaker Helping Man With Autism Shot By Police

When a 23-year-old with autism wandered into the street, a behavior assistant went to retrieve him only to be shot by police responding to the situation.

July 21, 2016

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Spending on institutional care across the country is being outpaced by funding for community-based services, according to a new analysis of Medicaid allocations for long-term care services during fiscal year 2014. (Thinkstock)

Health & Behavior

Community Living Spending Continues To Rise

Increasingly, Medicaid dollars are going toward community-based services as opposed to institutional care, but some states are moving in that direction more rapidly than others.

July 19, 2016
Kevin McHale, an able-bodied actor, appeared as Artie, a character who uses a wheelchair, in the Fox show "Glee." (Adam Rose/Fox/TNS)

Living

TV Actors Rarely Have Conditions They Portray, Report Finds

Despite those with disabilities representing nearly 20 percent of the population, a new report finds that about 95 percent of such characters on TV are played by typically-developing actors.

July 19, 2016

Education

Education Department Steps In After School Retaliated Against Mom

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is forcing changes at one school district after finding that a parent was retaliated against for advocating at IEP meetings.

July 19, 2016

Money

Feds Offer Up Millions To Boost Disability Employment

Millions of dollars are up for grabs designed to help states improve services for people with disabilities seeking work.

July 18, 2016

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Politics & Law

Wandering Bill Gains Senate Approval


Education

Trash Duty For Students With Special Needs Spurs Backlash

Stunned that fellow students with disabilities were assigned to pick up trash, one teen is pushing school administrators to abandon the practice and she has hundreds of supporters.

July 15, 2016
A home care worker helps her client get ready for work. Under a recently implemented rule from the U.S. Department of Labor, most caregivers must be paid at least minimum wage and qualify for overtime pay. (Glenn Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Politics & Law

Caregiver Wage Rule Here To Stay

With a final court challenge rejected, implementation of an Obama administration rule mandating pay protections for in-home caregivers assisting those with disabilities is proceeding.

July 14, 2016

Autism

Despite Federal Directive, Some With Autism Still Denied ABA

While some state Medicaid programs acted quickly to add coverage for ABA in response to a federal bulletin two years ago, kids with autism in other areas are still being denied the therapy.

July 13, 2016

Education

When It Comes To Special Ed, Majority Of States Miss Mark

Federal education officials are calling out more than half of states for failing to meet their obligations under the nation's special education law.

July 12, 2016

Preston Rogers, 15, skates at Johnson Spring Park in Rocklin, Calif., with another visitor. Preston takes part in SkateMD, a program that teaches children and teenagers with disabilities to skateboard as a way to motivate and encourage them. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Living

Skateboard Clinic Teaches Kids With Disabilities Life Skills

An innovative new therapy, skateboarding is helping children with developmental disabilities build strength, balance and coordination while also overcoming social anxieties.

July 12, 2016

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Money

Jobs Report Suggests More With Disabilities Unemployed


Ehlena Fry and her goldendoodle, Wonder, photographed in 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether Fry's family can seek damages from a school district that balked at the service dog's presence in the classroom. (Michigan ACLU)

Politics & Law

Service Dog Case Headed To Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider the case of a 12-year-old with cerebral palsy whose family sued after school officials tried to bar the girl from bringing her service dog to class.

July 11, 2016
"The A Word," which finds the Hughes family adapting to 5-year-old Joe's autism diagnosis, begins July 13 on SundanceTV. (Rory Mulvey/Sundance)

Autism

Autism At Center Of New TV Drama

One family's experience with a child on the spectrum is at the heart of a drama premiering on television this summer.

June 24, 2016

Intellectual Disability

Families Face Indefinite Wait For Services

Adults with developmental disabilities and their families are finding out that even being on an "emergency" waiting list for waiver services can mean joining a list 5,000 people deep.

June 24, 2016
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