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Lawmakers Revive Plan To Curb Restraint, Seclusion In Schools

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FBI Records Spike In Disability-Related Hate Crimes

Autism

500,000 Teens With ASD Are Headed To Adulthood. Where Will They Work?

Education

Settlement Reached In 25-Year-Old Special Education Case

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Autism

Saliva Test May Help Speed Up Autism Diagnosis

New research suggests that determining whether or not a child likely has autism could one day be as simple as spitting in a cup.

November 13, 2018
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Education

Cheerleaders With Disabilities Enjoy Recognition, Camaraderie

A high school cheer squad is offering students with disabilities the chance to be center stage and boosting their self-esteem in the process.

November 13, 2018

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Politics & Law

Lawsuits Targeting Websites Over ADA Violations On The Rise

The Trump administration's decision to stop drafting rules for website ADA compliance is widely seen as opening the floodgates to legal action.

November 13, 2018
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Health & Behavior

With Insurance Change, Access To ABA Therapy Expected To Grow

A change to medical billing codes for the most common behavior therapy for autism will mean better insurance coverage for families and less hassle for providers, advocates say.

November 12, 2018

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Health & Behavior

Weight Troubles Plague Kids With ASD, Developmental Delays Equally

Children with developmental delays — including autism — are nearly 50 percent more likely than other kids to become overweight or obese at young ages, according to a new study.

November 9, 2018

Politics & Law

Court Upholds $33 Million Penalty For Underfunding Special Ed

One state will likely have to give up $33.3 million in funds after a U.S. appeals court found that it violated a federal rule requiring a minimum amount of spending on special education.

November 9, 2018

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Money

Voc Rehab Doubling Down On Transition-Age Youths


Education

Sheriff’s Office To Pay For Handcuffing Students With Special Needs

A local sheriff's office has agreed to pay more than $337,000 after being accused of shackling students as punishment for behavior related to their disabilities.

November 7, 2018
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Living

Recent Natural Disasters Trigger Complaints From Disability Groups

Advocates say that federal emergency response efforts are failing to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities, including by sending them unnecessarily to nursing homes.

November 6, 2018

Autism

Music Therapy Yields Gains For Children With Autism

Incorporating singing and other music-based activities in therapy sessions can make a big impact for kids with autism, new research suggests, boosting communication and other factors.

November 6, 2018

Politics & Law

Voting Poses Accessibility Challenges

On Election Day, as many as one in four voters may need help getting to the polling place, reading their ballots or filling them out.

November 6, 2018

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Health & Behavior

Trump Rollback Of Disability Rules Can Make Doctor’s Visits Painstaking

Standards have been proposed to address what are often viewed as disparities in medical treatment for people with disabilities, but the Trump administration has declined to enforce them.

November 5, 2018

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Health & Behavior

States Cite Hurdles To Providing Community-Based Services


Autism

Company Says Autism Blood Test Now Available

The first blood test for autism is now on the market, but the company behind the test is still working to make it available nationwide.

November 2, 2018
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Down Syndrome

Napping May Interfere With Learning In Those With Down Syndrome

While naps typically help young people retain information they've learned, new research suggests that the opposite may be true for those with Down syndrome.

November 1, 2018

Living

Facility Would House Aging Parents Alongside Adult Kids With Disabilities

An assisted living facility is looking to accommodate parents and their adult children with disabilities, offering a placement where individuals could stay even after their parents pass on.

October 31, 2018
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