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In a first, the Justice Department is suing a state-run school system for segregating thousands of students with disabilities, arguing that the situation violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Shutterstock)

Education

Feds Make Good On Vow To Sue Over Segregated Schools

In a first, the Justice Department is suing a state-run school system for segregating thousands of students with disabilities, arguing that the situation violates the ADA.

August 24, 2016

Politics & Law

Service Providers Turn To Washington For Help

Disability providers are looking to Congress for a substantial boost in funding over the next three years as they cope with new mandates that many worry could force service cuts.

August 23, 2016

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A man swims in the Trinity River in Dallas. Field tests in recent years have found river sediment with high levels of PCBs. (G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News/TNS)

Autism

Banned Chemicals May Increase Autism Odds

Chemicals banned decades ago still appear to be lingering with a new study finding a significantly higher risk for autism among children exposed to certain compounds during pregnancy.

August 23, 2016
Gladys Soto, the mother of Arnaldo Rios Soto, and the family's attorney, Mathew Dietz, at left, spoke to the media last month. (Carl Juste/The Miami Herald/TNS)

Living

After Police Shooting Near Group Home, A Familiar Failure

A month after a man with developmental disabilities wandered from his group home and found himself at the center of a police shooting, his mother is struggling to get him needed supports.

August 23, 2016

Politics & Law

Feds Move To End Segregated Schools For Kids With Disabilities

More than a year after the Justice Department found a statewide network of schools illegally segregating students with disabilities, the agency said it will pursue the matter in court.

August 22, 2016

Education

Millions Headed To States For Special Ed Training

The U.S. Department of Education is shelling out millions in funding to help recruit and train teachers and administrators serving children with disabilities.

August 19, 2016

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Politics & Law

Suit: Boy With Disabilities Forced To Sign Terrorist Confession


New research finds that parents of children with autism who acquired a dog experienced decreasing stress levels over time, a phenomenon that was not observed among those without the canines. (Andrew Branch/Unsplash)

Autism

Dog Ownership May Ease Stress In Autism Families

Having a pet dog around the house may markedly lower stress and offer other benefits for families of children on the spectrum, researchers say.

August 18, 2016
The EEOC said it has reached a settlement with Wal-Mart in a case the federal agency brought on behalf of William Clark, who has intellectual disabilities and worked for the company for 18 years before being fired. (Shutterstock)

Money

After Firing Employee With Special Needs, Wal-Mart To Pay Up

A former Wal-Mart employee with intellectual disabilities will receive $90,000 from the company to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, the EEOC said.

August 17, 2016

Politics & Law

Regulations Broaden Who’s Covered Under ADA

The U.S. Department of Justice is issuing new regulations significantly expanding who's covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

August 16, 2016

Health & Behavior

Early Autism Diagnosis Key To Effective Treatment, Study Finds

Children diagnosed with autism before the age of 4 are more likely to get effective treatment than those who are determined to have the disorder after that threshold, researchers say.

August 16, 2016

A new report finds that Americans with disabilities account for a larger share of eligible voters than either African-Americans or Latinos. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Politics & Law

Disability Could Play Outsized Role In Election

The number of potential voters with disabilities is on the rise and now exceeds that of either African-Americans or Latinos in this country, according to a new report.

August 16, 2016

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Autism

‘Pokemon Go’ Has Added Benefits, And Risks, For Those With ASD


Education

IDEA Applies To Online Schools Too

Students with disabilities are entitled to special education services and supports even if they attend school online, the U.S. Department of Education says.

August 12, 2016
Adam Paskowitz surfs with Aiden Cullen-Moore, 7, right, while grabbing on to Jeremy Sicile-Kira, 27, who surfed up to them on his boogie board during a Surfers Healing camp at Tourmaline Surf Park near La Jolla, Calif. (Peggy Peattie/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Autism

Autism Symptoms Wash Away At Surf Camp

Surf camps held at more than a dozen spots around the globe have become a destination for those with autism and their families.

August 12, 2016

Money

New Rules Designed To Curtail Subminimum Wage Employment

New federal rules are taking effect that will impose strict limits on people with disabilities being paid less than minimum wage.

August 11, 2016
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