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Ed Department Says States Must Comply With Special Education Rule

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Corporate America Urged To Increase Disability Hiring

Autism

Moms Go After Parents Using Unproven Autism Treatments

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Judge Decides Highly Unusual Guardianship Case

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Politics & Law

80 Arrested In Nation’s Capital At Disability Rights Protest

Dozens of disability rights activists — including some in wheelchairs — were arrested near Capitol Hill while pressing for more access to community-based services.

May 21, 2019

Living

State To Pay $8M After Pleas To Help Man With Special Needs Went Unanswered

When Vernon Gray's mom died, there was no plan for how he should be cared for and the man with a developmental disability ended up homeless. Now, he's getting an $8 million settlement.

May 21, 2019

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Bruno Youn

Autism

Commencement Address Caps Unlikely Rise For 20-Something With Autism

He couldn't communicate as a child and began college by avoiding people, but Bruno Youn blossomed into a campus leader who was elected by his classmates to speak at graduation.

May 21, 2019
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Money

ABLE Accounts Shouldn’t Impede Access To Housing, Feds Say

Federal officials are weighing in on how money saved in a relatively new type of savings account for people with disabilities influences access to housing assistance.

May 20, 2019

Kayla Cromer

Autism

Actress With Autism Starring In New TV Show

A new comedy is headed to television featuring a teen with autism who's played by an actress on the spectrum.

May 17, 2019

Living

Microsoft Backing Inclusive Technology

The company is funding a speech recognition app to help people with communication challenges and a chatbot that prepares those with disabilities for job interviews, among other projects.

May 17, 2019

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Education

How Parents In One State Almost Never Win Special Ed Fights Against Schools


President Donald Trump

Politics & Law

After Proposing Cut, Trump Now Seeks Funding For Special Olympics

President Donald Trump is attempting to make good on his promise to continue providing federal funding for Special Olympics.

May 15, 2019
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Living

ABC Calls It Quits On ‘Speechless’

A network comedy centering on the experiences of a teen with a developmental disability and his family is no more.

May 14, 2019

Politics & Law

Flaws Exposed In State’s Care Of Those Without Guardians

One man's tumor offers a cautionary tale for any family that lacks legal guardianship of a loved one who, because of a developmental disability, cannot make medical decisions.

May 14, 2019

Down Syndrome

Woman With Down Syndrome Earns Bachelor’s Degree

Megan McCormick has Down syndrome, but she didn't let that stop her from earning a bachelor's degree, an education that she hopes will lead to a full-time job working with kids like her.

May 14, 2019

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Money

Study Finds ‘Huge Gaps’ In Support For Job Seekers With Autism

Many people with autism are not getting the assistance they're entitled to from a government program that's supposed to help individuals with disabilities land jobs.

May 13, 2019

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Education

Trump Administration To Appeal Special Ed Ruling


Down Syndrome

Family Turns To Tiny House For Son With Down Syndrome

To give their adult son with Down syndrome the freedom he craves, one couple is working to build a 360-square-foot house and they're hoping their community will help make the plan a reality.

May 10, 2019
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Living

Google Unveils New Accessibility Initiatives

Tech giant Google says it is working on multiple projects designed to improve day-to-day life for people with various disabilities.

May 9, 2019
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Health & Behavior

Despite High Need, Dental Care Elusive For Those With Special Needs

People with developmental disabilities face enormous barriers to adequate and timely dental care. Many dentists either avoid treating these patients or lack the skills needed to do so.

May 8, 2019
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