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Drugs In The Works To Treat Autism’s Core Symptoms

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Protesters Demand Closure Of School Where Teen Was Restrained, Later Died

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Microsoft Spotlights Adaptive Device In Holiday TV Commercial

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Woman Slams Mom Of Girl Needing Around-The-Clock Care

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Education

Student With Special Needs Dead After Being Restrained At School

A 13-year-old with autism is dead after reportedly being held face down in a prone restraint for roughly an hour at school.

December 10, 2018
Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

Politics & Law

Future Uncertain As Money To Move People Out Of Institutions Runs Dry

With time and money running out, advocates are pushing for passage of a bill that would extend a federal program that moves people with disabilities from institutions to community living.

December 7, 2018

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Living

Ride-Sharing Service Focusing On Passengers With Disabilities

An app expected to launch next year will make available drivers specifically trained in working with people with disabilities, and with vehicles specially equipped to transport them.

December 7, 2018

Living

Boy Scouts Alter Approach For Kids With Special Needs

Kids with special needs are learning everything from life skills to archery as part of a Boy Scouts program that's helping pave the way for them to take part in a typical pack.

December 6, 2018

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Autism

Programs Teaching Those With Autism To Code Get Boost

Autism Speaks is putting big money behind efforts to train people with autism to code, betting that the unique talents of those on the spectrum pair well with the high-demand field.

December 5, 2018
George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush

Politics & Law

George H.W. Bush Remembered As Champion For Those With Disabilities

The former president said that signing the Americans with Disabilities Act was one of his proudest accomplishments during his time in office.

December 4, 2018

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Autism

Second Study Corroborates 1 In 40 Autism Rate


Down Syndrome

Parents Of Child With Down Syndrome Design Toys Promoting Inclusivity

Unable to find a doll that looked like their daughter with Down syndrome, one couple set out to create their own. Now, they want to offer dolls for other "marginalized children" as well.

December 4, 2018
U.S. Department of Education

Education

Ed Department Reopening Hundreds Of Disability-Related Complaints

The U.S. Department of Education is reversing course after being sued over changes to its handling of disability discrimination complaints in schools.

December 3, 2018

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

Living

MTV Documenting Disability Activist’s Journey To Space

A 28-year-old with a disability is headed to space and MTV plans to chronicle the voyage.

November 30, 2018

Money

To Find Jobs For Those With Intellectual Disabilities, Parents Get Creative

Frustrated by the difficulties that their adult children with disabilities face in obtaining employment, many parents are creating businesses to foster opportunities.

November 30, 2018

Autism

College Recruit On The Spectrum Set To Make History

As the first student-athlete with autism to sign a national letter of intent to play a team sport at the NCAA Division I level, Kalin Bennett has more than basketball on his mind.

November 29, 2018

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Politics & Law

Disability Groups Hope For Additional Support From New Congress


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Living

Santa Ready To Go Sensory-Friendly

Just in time for the holidays, a series of special events across the country will offer calmer environments for children with disabilities to enjoy some one-on-one time with Santa Claus.

November 27, 2018

Living

Uber Promises More Timely Accessible Rides

A new business model by ride-hailing company Uber means quicker pickup times for passengers in wheelchairs in several U.S. cities.

November 27, 2018

Health & Behavior

Mom Charged After Leaving Daughter With Special Needs At Hospital

A mother is charged with child neglect after police say she left her 12-year-old who has a developmental disorder that causes behavioral problems at a hospital and refused to pick her up.

November 27, 2018
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