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Feds: Relying On Nursing Homes For Those With Disabilities Not OK

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Airline Accessibility Remains An Issue

Living

Judge Tosses Disability Access Suit Against Disney

Cerebral Palsy

New Test May Guide Cerebral Palsy Treatment Options

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Living

Family-Driven ‘Cohousing’ Offers Group Home Alternative

In a quest to find housing solutions, some parents are looking to supportive communities where they can live with their kids with disabilities alongside other families with similar needs.

April 28, 2016
David Nevins, president and CEO of Showtime Networks, and Gary Levine, the company's president of programming, speak at an executive panel earlier this year in Pasadena, Calif. Showtime has come under fire from disability advocates for airing programming mocking people with special needs. (Eric Charbonneau/AP Invision for Showtime)

Intellectual Disability

Showtime Under Fire For Airing ‘Retarded’ Comedy Routine

Showtime is taking heat for a comedy special it's airing that includes repeated use of the word "retard" and mocking of people with intellectual disability.

April 27, 2016

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A young man with autism is pictured in the bedroom he rents at a home in California. Despite an increasing number of people on the spectrum entering adulthood, only a small portion of research dollars are focused on the needs of this population. (Lezlie Sterling/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Autism

Autism Research Puts Limited Focus On Services, Lifespan Issues

A new federal report finds that fewer dollars are going toward studying services and the needs of those on the spectrum as they age.

April 26, 2016

Education

Special Education Enrollment Rises

An increasing number of American students are reportedly utilizing special education services in the nation's public schools.

April 26, 2016

Health & Behavior

Despite Waiting Lists, Medicaid Waivers Go Unused

Even as tens of thousands of adults and children wait for a Medicaid waiver, nearly a thousand waiver recipients in one state alone are letting the services available to them go unused.

April 26, 2016
One of Google's self-driving vehicles makes its way in Mountain View, Calif. (John Green/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Living

Disability Advocates See Opportunity In Self-Driving Cars

As self-driving cars move toward becoming a reality for the general public, advocates are pushing manufacturers and regulators to ensure that people with disabilities are included.

April 25, 2016

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Politics & Law

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


Health & Behavior

Man With Prader-Willi Feels ‘Safe’ Now

After moving into a specialized home, a man with Prader-Willi syndrome says he's no longer afraid that he'll try to sneak out in the middle of the night to satisfy his insatiable hunger.

April 22, 2016

Autism

Project Aims To Collect DNA From 50,000 With Autism

An unprecedented new effort aims to collect genetic information from tens of thousands with autism and their families in order to learn about the disorder's causes and treatment potential.

April 21, 2016

Nine states have formed a consortium as they work to develop their ABLE programs. (Thinkstock)

Money

States Band Together On ABLE Accounts

Several states say they will join forces in an effort to offer new accounts that will allow people with disabilities to save money without risking their government benefits.

April 20, 2016

Autism

Study: Autism Costs More Than Double As People Age

State spending on adults with autism is dramatically higher than for children, according to a new analysis that may offer hints of what's to come as more people on the spectrum grow up.

April 19, 2016

The A&E Network documentary series "Born This Way" is one of six shows that will be honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as part of its Television Academy Honors. (Adam Taylor/A&E Network)

Living

TV Show Honored For Highlighting Down Syndrome

A documentary series following the lives of young people with Down syndrome is getting a special honor from the people behind the Emmy Awards.

April 19, 2016

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Money

Businesses Offered Cash To Hire Workers With Disabilities


Niketa Ingram gives a snack to Michael Nawrocki, 33, left, and Richard Larrabee, 43, right, at their group home in Joliet, Ill. Ingram said she likes her job but it's hard to make ends meet at the low wages paid to direct support professionals. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Living

Group Homes Struggle To Remain Staffed

Organizations that provide care to people with disabilities are reporting crisis-level employee shortages that are prompting group home closures and keeping many on waiting lists.

April 18, 2016

Politics & Law

Autism Wandering Bill Gains Momentum In Congress

Federal legislation addressing the needs of kids with autism and other developmental disabilities who wander is one step closer to becoming law.

April 15, 2016

Living

Families Fight To Keep Institutions, Sheltered Workshops Open

A class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of people with disabilities is drawing backlash from families who say the interests of those who prefer institutional care are being overlooked.

April 15, 2016
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