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Ed Department Cracking Down On Restraint, Seclusion In Schools

Autism

New Group To Focus On Severe Autism

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How A Dental Clinic Is Filling A Void For Those With Special Needs

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Woman Charged In Alleged $9 Million Fraud Involving Behavior Therapy

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Down Syndrome

Study Pinpoints Down Syndrome Milestones

Individuals with Down syndrome continue to learn new skills well into adulthood, according to a study that's offering a timetable of what to expect from those with the chromosomal disorder.

January 15, 2019
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Autism

Girls On The Spectrum Often Go Unnoticed

Though boys with autism are estimated to outnumber girls by 4-1, experts now say that may be because many females are overlooked.

January 15, 2019

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Living

Country Club To Become Community For Adults With Special Needs

A former golf course will be the site of 300 new homes, a third of which will be for those with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities, and the remainder will be for sale to the public.

January 15, 2019
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Money

Feds Weigh Changes To Work Rules For People With Disabilities

The Trump administration is planning to rethink existing regulations that radically altered the transition from school to work for people with disabilities.

January 14, 2019

Education

‘Mystery Shopper’ Experiment Finds Charters Often Snub Those With Special Needs

Inquiries to thousands of schools across the country show that students with special needs are routinely ignored by charter schools before they even get a chance to apply.

January 11, 2019
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Autism

SeaWorld Water Park Now A Certified Autism Center

Aquatica Orlando — SeaWorld's water park — has put staff through training and added more resources for visitors to become an official certified autism center.

January 11, 2019

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Living

Report: Waiting Lists For Medicaid Waivers Up, Competitive Employment Down


Education

Video Shows Teacher Dragging Student With Disabilities

In what advocates in one state say is at least the fourth such incident this school year, video has surfaced of a teacher dragging a student with disabilities reportedly having a meltdown.

January 9, 2019

Health & Behavior

FDA Warns Against Jewelry For Sensory Stimulation

Special necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry used by people with special needs to provide sensory stimulation are dangerous, federal regulators say.

January 8, 2019

Autism

Wearable Device May Be Able To Predict Autism Aggression

A $3.1 million national study is looking at whether a Fitbit-like device can predict aggression in those with autism, potentially offering caregivers time to intervene.

January 8, 2019
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Living

Airlines Under New Mandate To Report On Wheelchairs They Break

For the first time, airlines are now required to publicly reveal how many wheelchairs or motorized scooters they lose, mishandle or break.

January 8, 2019

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Education

Trump Administration Rescinds Guidance Amid Objections From Disability Advocates

Guidance issued during the Obama administration, which was aimed at ensuring that minorities and students with disabilities weren't unfairly disciplined, is no more.

January 7, 2019

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Education

Disability Advocates Concerned By Plan To Axe School Discipline Guidance


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Autism

Vacation Rentals Catering To People With Autism

A new online platform is offering vacation rentals featuring soothing neutral colors, door alarms, items washed with fragrance-free products and other accommodations.

December 18, 2018
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Health & Behavior

Doctors Urged To Broaden Care For Children With Disabilities

Pediatricians are being encouraged to consider more than the medical issues in front of them when treating kids with special needs.

December 18, 2018
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Politics & Law

FDA To Finalize Ban On Shock Devices Used On Those With Special Needs

Two years after proposing a ban on devices used to administer electric shocks on people with developmental disabilities, federal regulators say they intend to move forward with the plan.

December 17, 2018
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