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Trump Administration Drops Appeal Of Special Ed Suit

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Alert System For Missing People With Disabilities Is Going Unused

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Army Investigating How A Teen On The Spectrum Was Recruited

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Education

Ed Department Wants Input On Improving Transition Services

Federal education officials are asking for ideas as they work to strengthen transition services for students with disabilities.

September 13, 2019

Living

Trolled For Her Looks, She Fired Back With Cheerful Selfies

After a writer with a disability wrote an op-ed, critics commented about her looks, calling her fat, "it," and comparing her to a potato and a blobfish. She took the high rode, and went viral.

September 13, 2019

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Living

Disability Portrayals In Hollywood Films Plummet

A report looking at last year's 100 top-grossing films finds that representation of people with disabilities on the big screen is at a four-year low.

September 12, 2019

Politics & Law

Some In Disability Community Wary Of Advocate’s Campaign For Congress

The former head of the National Down Syndrome Society is facing questions about her time leading the organization as she seeks a U.S. House seat largely based on her record with the group.

September 11, 2019

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris

Politics & Law

R-Word Enters 2020 Presidential Race

A Democratic candidate for president is apologizing for laughing and praising a man who described President Donald Trump's actions as "mentally retarded."

September 10, 2019

Education

Girl With Down Syndrome Comes Home With 6 Bite Marks After First Day Of School

The family of an 8-year-old girl with Down syndrome wants action after she returned home from the first day of classes with six bite marks on her face, arms and legs.

September 10, 2019

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Autism

For Those With ASD, Virtual Reality Could Help Improve Police Encounters


A caregiver assists a man with autism.

Living

Unique Program Teaches People With Disabilities To Be Care Providers

A first-of-its-kind training program aims to provide career opportunities to people with disabilities while also addressing the shortage of direct support professionals.

September 9, 2019
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Education

Efforts To Curb Restraint And Seclusion Still Largely Piecemeal

Nearly a decade after Congress first considered restrictions on the use of restraint and seclusion in schools, a new report finds that rules continue to vary significantly from state to state.

September 6, 2019

Sylvia Colt-Lacayo

Living

A Young Woman, A Wheelchair And The Fight To Take Her Place At Stanford

She was told her disability didn't need to hold her back. But after earning a full ride to Stanford, the struggle to fund the care Sylvia Colt-Lacayo needs is proving her toughest battle yet.

September 6, 2019
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Down Syndrome

ABC Set To Premiere Show With Down Syndrome Storyline

A new drama headed to prime-time television this month prominently features a character with Down syndrome.

September 5, 2019

Politics & Law

In Lieu Of Guardianship, States Look To Supported Decision-Making

At least a dozen states have adopted laws encouraging supported decision-making, which — unlike guardianship — allows people with disabilities to make decisions for themselves.

September 4, 2019

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Health & Behavior

Dental Students Will Soon Be Trained To Care For Those With Special Needs


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Living

Nike Embracing Universal Design

With a new shoe built from the ground up to be accessible for people with disabilities, Nike is working with a major professional athlete to prove that inclusive styles are meant for everyone.

September 3, 2019

Education

Mom Sought College Program For Son With Down Syndrome, Then Helped Create One

Realizing that there were no university programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities anywhere near her home, one mother set out to establish one.

September 3, 2019

Politics & Law

Woman Died After A Fall. Did Her Son With Autism Commit Murder By Neglect?

For the last year, a man with autism has been in jail charged with murder and elder abuse after his mother died, even as his attorney says his mother was his caregiver, not the other way around.

September 3, 2019
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