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Trump Administration Drops Appeal Of Special Ed Suit

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Ed Department Wants Input On Improving Transition Services

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Disability Portrayals In Hollywood Films Plummet

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Trolled For Her Looks, She Fired Back With Cheerful Selfies

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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

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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

Autism

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

Researchers are looking to determine if virtual reality can help teach people with autism how to respond to law enforcement officers, potentially saving lives.

September 10, 2019

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

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


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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

Dental school students will soon be required to learn how to care for patients with disabilities under new guidelines from an accrediting body.

September 3, 2019
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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

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Politics & Law

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


Autism

Autism Rate Rising Faster Among Some Children, Study Finds

New research suggests that the prevalence of autism is on the rise and it's growing at a significantly faster clip among certain groups of kids.

August 30, 2019

Education

Schools Turn To Virtual Reality To Help Students With Disabilities

Virtual tours and virtual social interactions are giving kids with disabilities a chance to practice life skills in safe spaces before they experience the real thing.

August 30, 2019
Community for adults with developmental disabilities

Living

Feds Continue To Tweak Medicaid Waiver Rule

Federal officials are working to further clarify how they will determine if living arrangements for people with disabilities are considered community-based versus institutional.

August 29, 2019
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