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Feds Weigh In On Medicaid Caregiver Check-In Mandate

Down Syndrome

After 4 Seasons, A&E Pulls Plug On ‘Born This Way’

Education

School District Using Free College Tuition To Attract Special Educators

Living

Flight Crew Grounded After Allegedly Refusing To Accommodate Man With Autism

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

Living

Trump Extends Program Helping People Leave Institutions

For the third time this year, extra funding will keep alive a program that moves individuals with disabilities from institutions into the community while lawmakers consider a longer-term plan.

August 20, 2019
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Politics & Law

Disability Advocates Decry ‘Public Charge’ Rule Limiting Aid For Immigrants

Immigrants with disabilities could face more difficulty becoming U.S. citizens or permanent residents under new rules from the Trump administration.

August 20, 2019

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Health & Behavior

Despite Warning, Bogus ASD Treatment Remains Readily Available

Days after the FDA warned against buying certain products marketed to treat autism and other conditions, similar products were still being found on Walmart and Amazon's websites.

August 20, 2019
Justin Pierce

Money

After Years Of Underemployment, People With Autism Thrive In Tech Jobs

As a handful of major technology companies make concerted efforts to hire those on the spectrum, opportunities are opening up for a talented group of long-overlooked job seekers.

August 19, 2019

School desks

Education

IEP Meetings Warrant Time Off From Work, Labor Department Says

A new opinion letter from the U.S. Department of Labor suggests that many parents of kids with disabilities are entitled to take time away from work to attend their child's IEP meetings.

August 16, 2019

Living

For Those Diagnosed As Adults, ASD Poses Unique Challenges

Spotting autism in adults can be tricky, but with increased awareness, many people who were misdiagnosed or missed altogether as children are gaining a new understanding of themselves.

August 16, 2019

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Politics & Law

A Boy With Special Needs Started A House Fire. It May Cost His Parents $200K.


FDA

Autism

FDA Warns Of Life-Threatening Side Effects From Supposed Autism Treatment

Federal officials are warning against the use of a dangerous and unproven product that's peddled online as a treatment for autism and other conditions.

August 14, 2019
Autism PSA

Autism

Why An Autism Group Is Breaking Up With ‘Sesame Street’

PSAs featuring Julia from "Sesame Street" that encourage early autism screening seem innocent enough, but a self-advocacy group says the ads lead unsuspecting parents to harmful information.

August 13, 2019

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Down Syndrome

Can An Actor With Down Syndrome Change Hollywood?

Zack Gottsagen, who has Down syndrome, is the improbable star — alongside Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson — of a feature film opening in theaters across the country.

August 13, 2019
Delta plane at gate

Living

Feds Detail Limits On Flying With Service Animals

Following numerous high-profile incidents, federal regulators are clarifying the rules for animals assisting people with disabilities on airplanes.

August 13, 2019

DSM-5

Intellectual Disability

Psychiatrists Considering Change To Intellectual Disability Criteria

A proposed revision to the diagnostic criteria for intellectual disability is prompting concerns about underdiagnosis and a loss of services and legal protections for people with the condition.

August 12, 2019

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Autism

Study Calls For End To ‘High Functioning Autism’ Label


Firefly GoTo Shop cart

Living

Grocery Chain Rolls Out Adaptive Shopping Carts

Thanks to one mom, a supermarket chain is the first to provide carts in all of its stores designed for children with special needs who are too big to sit in regular carts.

August 2, 2019

Living

Regal Offers Tickets, No Apology For Turning Away Kids With Special Needs

After a group of children with disabilities was turned away over "liability" concerns, a Regal theater has offered free movie tickets, but no apology.

August 1, 2019
Men wait on bus bench

Living

App Designed To Boost Independence For Bus Riders With Disabilities

A city bus service is testing an app that allows caregivers to add photos of drop-off locations, reminders when a destination is near and walking routes to and from stops, among other tools.

July 31, 2019
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