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Feds: Patient With Intellectual Disability Blocked From Organ Transplant List


Inclusion Increasingly The Norm For Students With Disabilities


Lawyer On The Spectrum Hopes To Advocate, Inspire


Staff Shortage Forces Schools To Provide Speech Therapy By Video

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Bullying Differs Based On Type Of Disability, Study Finds

New research suggests that incidents of bullying and other harassment targeting kids with disabilities vary depending on what sort of special needs a child has.

February 15, 2019


School District Suing Family Over Special Education Placement

Even after a hearing officer, a federal judge and a state education department sided with a girl with severe disabilities, her school district is suing to force her to return to public school.

February 15, 2019

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A child with autism participates in behavior therapy

Health & Behavior

States Skirting Obligation To Cover ABA Therapy

Despite a federal mandate nearly five years ago, several state Medicaid programs are still failing to cover treatment like applied behavior analysis for children with autism, advocates say.

February 14, 2019
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Zoning Laws May Quash Respite Home For People With Disabilities

When a fully-accessible house became available, a nonprofit disability service provider seized the opportunity to make it into a respite home, but now zoning issues could get in the way.

February 13, 2019

Barbie dolls


Barbie To Roll Out Dolls With Disabilities

Barbie dolls are available with various skin tones, body types, eye colors and hair styles. Now, for the first time, the toy store staple will feature dolls with disabilities.

February 12, 2019


Lawsuit Contends Teacher Strike Will Harm Students In Special Ed

Attorneys filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of more than 10,000 students with disabilities who they say likely will be harmed more than others by a teachers' strike that began this week.

February 12, 2019

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App Aims To Help Air Travelers With Special Needs

U.S. Capitol


Congress Considers Renewal Of Autism Act

Lawmakers are looking to secure over $1 billion in the coming years for federal efforts to address the needs of people with autism, including additional support for adults on the spectrum.

February 11, 2019


When Schools Use Child Protective Services As A Weapon Against Parents

Fed up with what they see as obstinate parents who don't agree to special education for their kids, schools sometimes use the threat of a child-protection investigation to strong-arm parents.

February 8, 2019


MLB Abandoning ‘Disabled List’

Major League Baseball is reportedly renaming its "disabled list" over concerns that the language gives the wrong impression of what it is to have a disability.

February 8, 2019
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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy At Center Of Netflix Comedy

Netflix is picking up a comedy series about a man with cerebral palsy that has the backing of a "Big Bang Theory" star.

February 7, 2019



New Emoji Include People With Disabilities

A dozen icons depicting the experiences of people with disabilities are coming to smartphones and other devices later this year.

February 6, 2019

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More Schools Using Yoga To Calm, Strengthen, Focus Students


Boot Camp Helps Businesses Looking To Employ Those With Autism

An online boot camp is helping individuals looking to launch social enterprises, with the goal of creating profitable businesses that also employ those with developmental disabilities.

February 5, 2019
Worker at sheltered workshop

Politics & Law

Lawmakers Call For End To Subminimum Wage

There is a new effort underway in Congress to do away with rules that allow employers to pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage.

February 5, 2019
"Night to Shine" prom


Proms Expected To Draw Over 100,000 With Special Needs

More than 650 churches around the globe are set to welcome teens and adults with disabilities for a series of special proms all planned on a single night this month.

February 4, 2019
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