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Trump Education Pick Seemingly ‘Confused’ About IDEA

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Walmart Accused Of Disability Discrimination

Autism

Clinic Offers One-Stop Shop For Adults On The Spectrum

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Mom Sues After Girl With Special Needs Fed Bleach

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Politics & Law

Justice Department Pushes Law Enforcement On ADA Compliance

Federal officials are highlighting the responsibilities of everyone from police to courts and attorneys in ensuring that people with developmental disabilities are treated fairly.

January 17, 2017
Debra Caudy and husband Clay Heighten, right, with their son Jon

Autism

$12 Million Community Planned For Young Adults With Autism

Inspired by their son, a Texas couple is planning a 29-acre development for those with autism designed so that residents can feel safe without being isolated from the surrounding community.

January 17, 2017

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Education

Cafe Helps Transition-Age Students — And Serves Good Lattes

A unique coffee shop is aiming to teach valuable lessons to the students in special education that work there — and the customers they serve.

January 17, 2017
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Living

Google Adds Details On Accessibility

A small change to Google Maps could make a big difference for people with disabilities.

January 17, 2017

Money

Feds Set Disability Hiring Quota

With a new hiring goal, the federal government plans to use affirmative action to grow the number of people with disabilities on its payroll.

January 13, 2017
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Living

Chuck E. Cheese’s Eyes Autism Market

Children's entertainment center Chuck E. Cheese's is looking to make its offering more accessible to kids with autism and other special needs.

January 13, 2017

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Education

Supreme Court May Boost FAPE Mandate


Autism

Trump Exploring Panel On Vaccine Safety

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has warned of a discredited link between vaccines and autism, said the president-elect asked him to lead a commission "on vaccine safety and scientific integrity."

January 11, 2017
Students in a physical education class

Health & Behavior

Study: Exercise May Cut Behavior Issues In Half

Researchers say there may be a simple way to reduce challenging behaviors among those with autism and similar disorders during the school day — add in some exercise.

January 10, 2017

Education

Unable To Get Special Education, One Family Moved

Despite national mandates, one family's strikingly different experience when they moved illustrates how sharply special education services can vary from place to place.

January 10, 2017
Residents at a group home

Politics & Law

Wandering Poses Challenges For New Medicaid Waiver Rules

Federal officials are chiming in on how to balance independence and safety for people with disabilities who have a tendency to wander.

January 10, 2017

Living

Accessory Dwelling Offers Bridge To Independence

Looking for a cost-effective means to help their son with autism and Down syndrome become more independent, one family built a 288-square-foot accessory dwelling unit next to their home.

January 9, 2017

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Education

Schools Get Guidance On Restraint, Seclusion


Politics & Law

Attack Of Man With Disabilities Streamed Live On Facebook

Hate crime charges have been filed against four people shown in a Facebook video attacking a man with mental disabilities, cutting his scalp and punching him while yelling obscenities.

January 5, 2017
"Life, Animated"

Autism

Autism Documentary To Premiere On A&E

A documentary about a boy with autism that has been short-listed for this year's Academy Award nominations will have its television premiere.

January 5, 2017
Tony Crawley, left, administers medication through his son Rowan's feeding tube.

Health & Behavior

Caregiving Costly For Special Needs Families

Families of children with special needs provide billions of dollars in unpaid medical care each year, researchers say, significantly compromising their own ability to earn a living.

January 4, 2017
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