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Trump Administration ‘Rethinking’ Special Ed

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Justice Department Urged To Address Web Accessibility

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Larger Trial Of Experimental Autism Drug Planned

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Wendy’s Investigates Firing Of Employee With Asperger’s

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Living

New Documentary Questions IQ As A Measure Of Intelligence

A film challenging what it means to have intellectual disability is set to screen at theaters across the country.

September 18, 2018

Education

To Find Special Educators, State Looks To Bus Drivers, Clerks

Desperate for new teachers — particularly in special education — one state is pouring millions into an effort to turn existing school employees into credentialed educators.

September 18, 2018

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Autism

Drone Technology To Track Wanderers With Autism

A pilot program will use state funding to purchase a drone that police can use to help locate people with autism and others at risk of wandering if they go missing.

September 18, 2018
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Politics & Law

Plan To Renew Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions Advances

Lawmakers are pushing forward with plans to renew a federal program that helps people with disabilities move from institutions to community living.

September 17, 2018

Education

Can Charter Schools Afford To Welcome Students In Special Education?

Some charter schools are opening their arms to students in special education, but the challenges of serving a higher-than-average population of children with disabilities can be daunting.

September 14, 2018

Health & Behavior

Behavioral Crises Landing People With Disabilities In ER

They aren't injured or physically ill, but tendencies to act aggressively and violently mean some people with developmental disabilities have nowhere to go other than the emergency room.

September 14, 2018

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Down Syndrome

Former ‘SNL’ Star In Hot Water Over Down Syndrome Comments


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Autism

Living With Mom And Dad May Impede Access To Autism Services

As more children with autism enter adulthood, new research finds that residing with family may predict more than anything how much access they have to services.

September 12, 2018
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Autism

Actors With Autism Join Netflix Series ‘Atypical’

A Netflix series centering on the experiences of a teen with autism is adding nearly a half-dozen actors on the spectrum to its cast.

September 11, 2018

Living

Families Of Kids With Special Needs Say Military Is Failing Them

Eight years after legal requirements were set in motion to "enhance and improve" support for those with special needs, families say the military has failed to follow through.

September 11, 2018

Education

Influx Of Students Likely To Exacerbate Special Ed Teacher Shortage

With thousands of additional children in one state expected to soon be eligible for special education, there are big questions about where the teachers will come from.

September 11, 2018

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

Politics & Law

Congress Weighs Reauthorizing Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions

Following an initial vote in Congress, advocates are hopeful that a federal program aimed at helping people with disabilities move from institutions to community living will be renewed.

September 10, 2018

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Autism

Autism Blood Test May Be Available This Year


Education

School Bus For Child With Disability Poses Safety ‘Threat,’ HOA Says

A homeowners board that's being sued for blocking door-to-door school bus service for a girl with disabilities is arguing that the bus is a "direct threat to the safety" of other residents.

September 7, 2018
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Living

Millions In Disability Housing Assistance Headed To States

People with disabilities in nearly every state will receive help accessing housing in the community thanks to an infusion of millions in federal dollars.

September 6, 2018
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Politics & Law

Trump Draws Backlash For Reportedly Using ‘R-Word’

Disability advocates are none too pleased amid reports that President Donald Trump called Attorney General Jeff Sessions "mentally retarded."

September 5, 2018
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