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Supreme Court Ruling Alters IEP Landscape

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Congressman Hopes Disability Internship Program Outlives His Tenure

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Trump Signs Bill Adding Protections For Social Security, SSI Recipients

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Will The FDA Ban Shock Devices Used On Those With Special Needs?

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Money

Caregivers Lobby For Better Pay

Direct support workers are typically only paid minimum wage, but a coalition of service providers is arguing that caregiving is not an entry-level job and compensation should be more fitting.

April 17, 2018

Education

Unique Program Teaching Kids With Special Needs To Avoid Harmful Drugs

Though they're at greater risk for substance abuse, people with disabilities are often overlooked in prevention strategies. A first-of-its-kind program is looking to change that.

April 17, 2018

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Living

Concerns Raised Over Response To Murder Of Woman With Disability

When a child is killed by a parent, people are typically outraged — unless the victim has a disability. Then, there's a tendency to rationalize the slaying, advocates say.

April 13, 2018
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Education

Nation’s Report Card Shows Students With Disabilities Lagging

A routine look at how fourth and eighth graders across the country are performing in reading and math finds children with disabilities struggling to make progress.

April 13, 2018

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Zappos, PBS Launching Apparel For Children With Special Needs

PBS KIDS is working with Zappos to introduce a clothing line aimed at meeting the unique sensory and adaptive needs of kids with disabilities.

April 12, 2018

Living

Homeowners With Developmental Disabilities Bond As Roommates

For 14 years, three men with developmental disabilities have owned their own home, meticulously maintaining it like no one else, and they wouldn't have it any other way.

April 11, 2018

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Autism

Behavior Gains Possible In Adults With Autism, Study Finds


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Living

Coffee Shop Helping Kids With Special Needs Learn Life Skills

With a cart, a Keurig and some paper products, a group of middle school students with disabilities are becoming more independent and learning what it takes to run a business.

April 10, 2018

Money

Wage Hikes Cut Into Services For People With Disabilities

Increases to the minimum wage in some areas are making it harder for people with developmental disabilities to access housing and services, providers say.

April 10, 2018

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Education

Federal Watchdog: Students With Disabilities More Frequently Disciplined

A new government analysis finds that students with disabilities face a greater likelihood of suspension or arrest no matter what type of school they attend or how wealthy its student body is.

April 9, 2018

Politics & Law

Justice Department Sued Over Rescinded Disability Guidance

A lawsuit is accusing the U.S. Department of Justice of acting illegally when it withdrew more than two-dozen guidance documents late last year, including several clarifying the ADA.

April 6, 2018

Politics & Law

Charges Dropped Against Dad Implicated Via Facilitated Communication

Prosecutors dropped charges against the father of a boy with special needs who spent 35 days in jail after his son's teacher used a largely discredited method to claim the boy was abused.

April 6, 2018

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Autism

‘Sesame Street’ Expands Autism Focus


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Politics & Law

Lawmakers Band Together To Defend ADA

U.S. Senate Democrats are vowing to block legislation that would dramatically alter the Americans with Disabilities Act.

April 4, 2018

Living

Twitter Adds Disability To Abuse Reporting Options

Responding to user requests, Twitter is updating its platform to explicitly allow reporting of abusive or harassing tweets targeting people with disabilities.

April 3, 2018

Politics & Law

Community-Based Services Lawsuit Granted Class-Action Status

A lawsuit alleging that thousands of people with disabilities are stuck in institutions can proceed as a class action, a federal judge ruled, in spite of opposition from some families.

April 3, 2018
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