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Netflix Defends Use Of ‘Retarded’

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Federal Proposal Would Limit Immigrants With Disabilities

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Families Sue To Keep Loved Ones In Institutional Settings

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Fundraiser Pairs Chefs, People With Special Needs

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U.S. Department of Education

Education

Trump Administration ‘Rethinking’ Special Ed

The nation's top special education official is setting a new agenda for the U.S. Department of Education as it works to address the needs of students with disabilities.

September 21, 2018

Money

Wendy’s Investigates Firing Of Employee With Asperger’s

Fast-food chain Wendy's is investigating the termination of an employee on the spectrum whose family was told he was "making guests uncomfortable."

September 21, 2018

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Health & Behavior

Larger Trial Of Experimental Autism Drug Planned

More extensive testing is in the works to further evaluate a century-old medicine that showed noticeable improvement in social interaction and function when used in those with autism.

September 20, 2018
Jeff Sessions

Politics & Law

Justice Department Urged To Address Web Accessibility

Citing growing litigation, a group of senators is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to weigh in on how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies online.

September 19, 2018

Living

New Documentary Questions IQ As A Measure Of Intelligence

A film challenging what it means to have intellectual disability is set to screen at theaters across the country.

September 18, 2018

Education

To Find Special Educators, State Looks To Bus Drivers, Clerks

Desperate for new teachers — particularly in special education — one state is pouring millions into an effort to turn existing school employees into credentialed educators.

September 18, 2018

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Autism

Drone Technology To Track Wanderers With Autism


U.S. Capitol

Politics & Law

Plan To Renew Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions Advances

Lawmakers are pushing forward with plans to renew a federal program that helps people with disabilities move from institutions to community living.

September 17, 2018

Education

Can Charter Schools Afford To Welcome Students In Special Education?

Some charter schools are opening their arms to students in special education, but the challenges of serving a higher-than-average population of children with disabilities can be daunting.

September 14, 2018

Health & Behavior

Behavioral Crises Landing People With Disabilities In ER

They aren't injured or physically ill, but tendencies to act aggressively and violently mean some people with developmental disabilities have nowhere to go other than the emergency room.

September 14, 2018
Norm Macdonald

Down Syndrome

Former ‘SNL’ Star In Hot Water Over Down Syndrome Comments

While making the rounds to promote his new show, a former "Saturday Night Live" funnyman is taking heat for using the term "Down syndrome" in a derogatory way.

September 13, 2018

Man with autism and his mom

Autism

Living With Mom And Dad May Impede Access To Autism Services

As more children with autism enter adulthood, new research finds that residing with family may predict more than anything how much access they have to services.

September 12, 2018

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Autism

Actors With Autism Join Netflix Series ‘Atypical’


Living

Families Of Kids With Special Needs Say Military Is Failing Them

Eight years after legal requirements were set in motion to "enhance and improve" support for those with special needs, families say the military has failed to follow through.

September 11, 2018

Education

Influx Of Students Likely To Exacerbate Special Ed Teacher Shortage

With thousands of additional children in one state expected to soon be eligible for special education, there are big questions about where the teachers will come from.

September 11, 2018
Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

Politics & Law

Congress Weighs Reauthorizing Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions

Following an initial vote in Congress, advocates are hopeful that a federal program aimed at helping people with disabilities move from institutions to community living will be renewed.

September 10, 2018
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