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Neighborhood Under Construction For Those With Special Needs

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Modeled After ‘Shark Tank,’ Program Opens Doors For Adults On The Spectrum

Autism

CDC Finds More Preschoolers Have Autism

Education

School Districts Struggle With Mounting Special Ed Costs

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Politics & Law

CEO Of Disability Nonprofit Ordered To Pay $150K For Medicaid Fraud

The operator of a nonprofit pleaded guilty to being involved in scamming adults with disabilities out of money they were entitled to through Medicaid, authorities said.

April 16, 2019
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Money

Workplace Disability Discrimination Complaints Decline

For the second year in a row, complaints of disability-related job discrimination are down, according to a government report.

April 16, 2019

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Education

Paraeducator Training Mandate Up In The Air

One state is on track to become the first to require training for paraeducators who support students with disabilities — if lawmakers can come up with the money to pay for it, that is.

April 12, 2019

Autism

SeaWorld Becoming More Autism-Friendly

Joining its sister parks, SeaWorld Orlando is now a certified autism center, a move that's meant to make the theme park more accessible to people with disabilities, the company said.

April 12, 2019

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Education

Ed Department Accused Of Dragging Its Feet On IDEA Rule

More than a month after a federal court ruled against the U.S. Department of Education's efforts to delay a special ed regulation, advocates are blasting the agency for continuing to stall.

April 11, 2019
"The Employables"

Living

TV Show To Profile Job Seekers With Disabilities

A new television series chronicling the experiences of people with autism and other special needs as they search for meaningful employment is set to debut.

April 10, 2019

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Education

State May Owe Feds $223M For Short-Changing Special Education


Living

Ultra-Accessible Camp In The Works

The man behind Morgan's Wonderland — a fully accessible amusement park — is at it again with a camp featuring everything from a zip line to archery for those with and without special needs.

April 9, 2019
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Autism

Study Raises Questions About Promising Autism Therapy

A large clinical trial of a heralded early intervention therapy for autism shows the treatment might not be as advantageous as previously believed.

April 9, 2019

Target

Living

Target Expands Sensory-Friendly Offerings

With an eye toward inclusivity, Target is rolling out a new collection of sensory-friendly products featuring everything from weighted blankets to floor cushions and chairs.

April 8, 2019

Money

Dell Hiring Program Aims To Create Opportunity For Adults With ASD

After a successful pilot, tech giant Dell Technologies is expanding its autism hiring program.

April 5, 2019

Politics & Law

US Senate Launches Investigation Of Group Home Provider

The U.S. Senate is investigating the operations of a company that serves thousands of people with disabilities in group homes and other non-residential settings across 36 states.

April 5, 2019

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Politics & Law

Special Olympics Uproar Draws Attention To Other Disability Program Cuts


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Autism

‘Sesame Street’ Character The New Face Of Autism Awareness

Even though autism can be identified by age 2, most kids go undiagnosed until after age 4. Now, advocates are working to change that and they're getting a little help from "Sesame Street."

April 3, 2019

Health & Behavior

Telemedicine Broadening Access To Care For Those With Cerebral Palsy

In rural and underserved communities, children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities are seeing specialized clinicians without ever leaving town, thanks to a pilot program.

April 2, 2019

Education

Lawmakers Look To Fully Fund IDEA

Bipartisan legislation to substantially increase Uncle Sam's investment in special education is back on the table.

April 2, 2019
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