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Special Ed Program An Unconstitutional ‘Dumping Ground,’ Suit Claims

Money

SSI Payments To Increase In 2018

Autism

Autism Insurance Mandates Boost Access To Care, Study Says

Living

Mom, Nonverbal Son Win Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Say Mama’ Contest

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Health & Behavior

Report Finds People With Developmental Disabilities Dying In State Care

The state of Georgia continues to have people with developmental disabilities die while under state care, with 160 deaths in the past fiscal year, according to a court-appointed observer.

October 11, 2017

Living

Cities Ranked On Disability Friendliness

Factoring everything from affordability to accessibility and quality of life, a new ranking is grading the nation's cities on how desirable they are to people with disabilities.

October 10, 2017

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Politics & Law

Caregivers Act Clears Senate

Legislation to establish a federal strategy to address the needs of family caregivers — including those supporting people with developmental disabilities — is gaining steam.

October 10, 2017
Universal Studios

Living

Judge: Universal Studios Discriminated Against Man In Power Chair

An administrative judge says an Orlando man was discriminated against after he could not use his motorized wheelchair to wait in line for rides at Universal Studios.

October 10, 2017

Leonardo Coakley details a car dashboard at Rising Tide Car Wash

Autism

Autism-Focused Business Venture Expanding

A unique social venture with a mission to hire adults on the spectrum is growing, offering more job opportunities for a population that's traditionally underemployed.

October 9, 2017
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Money

Congressional Group Prioritizing Disability Employment

A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers is coming together in an effort to promote policies aimed at increasing employment among people with developmental disabilities.

October 6, 2017

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Living

Pageant Helps Girls With Special Needs Shine


Politics & Law

ACLU: Police Brutality ‘Magnified For People With Disabilities’

One of the nation's largest cities is accused in a federal lawsuit of neglecting deep-seated issues on how officers are trained to handle people with developmental disabilities.

October 5, 2017
Freddie Highmore stars as Dr. Shaun Murphy

Living

ABC Awards Full Season To Popular Autism Drama

A television drama centering on a surgeon with autism and savant syndrome is proving so popular with viewers that network executives are ordering up more.

October 4, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court

Politics & Law

Supreme Court Punts On ADA, Special Ed

As the nation's high court enters its new term, the justices declined to weigh in on what types of spaces the ADA covers and what counts as a child's placement under special education law.

October 3, 2017

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Can Be Diagnosed By 6 Months Of Age, Study Finds

Cerebral palsy can be accurately diagnosed by 6 months of age, researchers say, yet kids often aren't flagged until they're 1 or 2, potentially losing out on valuable early intervention.

October 3, 2017

Living

Twitter Fueling Anti-Vaccine Sentiment

An online chorus linking some immunizations to autism has gained momentum via Twitter, a new study shows, with most of the negative comments coming from select areas of the country.

October 3, 2017

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Autism

Nowhere To Go: Young People With Severe Autism Languish In Hospitals


Autism

Girls With Autism More Likely To Have Younger Siblings With ASD

Parents with a child on the spectrum are more likely to see a future child diagnosed with autism too. New research from Harvard shows the odds are much higher when the older child is a girl.

September 29, 2017

Health & Behavior

Study: Health Care A Struggle For Those With Special Needs

A new study finds people with developmental disabilities struggle to get adequate medical care and physicians are often unprepared to treat them.

September 29, 2017
Walmart

Politics & Law

Walmart Sued For Denying Reasonable Accommodations

The EEOC is accusing Walmart of discrimination for failing to accommodate a longtime store employee with a developmental disability.

September 28, 2017
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