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Delta Cracking Down On Service, Support Animals

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Preschoolers With Disabilities Inordinately Suspended, Report Finds

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Teen’s Talent On Drums Helps Him Control Prader-Willi

Autism

Company Patents Autism Diagnosis Method

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Health & Behavior

New Research Finds Animals May Help Kids On The Spectrum

A growing body of research suggests that animal-assisted interventions may help improve the lives of people with autism by addressing some of the disorder's more challenging symptoms.

January 19, 2018

Education

State To Boost Resources, Oversight In Effort To Bolster Special Ed

After a scathing review from the U.S. Department of Education, Texas will hire more special education staff and provide services to students who were illegally denied resources in the past.

January 19, 2018

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Living

Government Watchdog Warns Of Group Home Dangers

Injuries, serious medical conditions and even deaths of those with developmental disabilities living in group homes often are not looked into and go unreported, federal investigators say.

January 18, 2018

Living

Film Starring Actors With ASD Coming To The Big Screen

A feature film starring multiple people with autism is headed for a national release.

January 17, 2018

Autism

Being Bilingual May Be A Plus For Kids With Autism

Speaking more than one language may offer a significant advantage for children with autism that goes well beyond communication, a new study suggests.

January 16, 2018

Education

Special Ed Caps Were The Texas Legislature’s Idea, Educators Say

In the wake of a federal report finding Texas was failing kids with disabilities, educators say the state is to blame and that legislators first suggested cutting services to keep costs low.

January 16, 2018

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Ideas Sought On Improving Transition Outcomes


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Autism

College Dreams Within Reach For More People On The Spectrum

By law, universities can't require applicants to report disabilities, but anecdotally more students with autism are thought to be enrolling in and finishing college.

January 15, 2018
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Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Reality Show Wins Critics’ Choice Award

A reality show about the lives of several young adults with Down syndrome is picking up another award.

January 12, 2018

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Education

Feds: Students With Disabilities Illegally Denied Special Education

Federal education officials say that for more than a decade Texas delayed and ultimately denied special education services to thousands of students with disabilities.

January 11, 2018
"Access+Ability" exhibit

Living

Smithsonian Exhibit Puts Focus On Accessible Design

From clothing to utensils and computers, a new exhibit is showcasing the varied and increasing ways that today's world is adapting to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities.

January 11, 2018

ABA therapy session

Health & Behavior

Why ABA Therapy Remains Elusive For Some Families

Despite a federal directive requiring Medicaid to cover treatments like applied behavior analysis, at least one state appears to be finding ways to deny the therapy.

January 10, 2018

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Autism

Prenatal Vitamins May Lessen Autism Risk


Education

Are Schools Doing Enough To Prepare Students For Life After Special Ed?

Schools are legally obligated to create meaningful post-school plans for students with disabilities, but the experiences of many young people show how hard it is to get the process right.

January 9, 2018
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Money

Tax Law Brings ABLE Changes, Future Worries

A major tax overhaul taking effect this month is bringing changes to savings accounts for people with disabilities and sparking worries about funding for programs this population relies on.

January 9, 2018
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Living

Apartment Complex Caters To Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities is rare, but a new apartment complex geared specifically to this population is part of a burgeoning wave of options.

January 8, 2018
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