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Justice Department Urged To Address Web Accessibility

Politics & Law

Plan To Renew Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions Advances

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New Documentary Questions IQ As A Measure Of Intelligence

Autism

Drone Technology To Track Wanderers With Autism

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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

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

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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
Atypical

Autism

Actors With Autism Join Netflix Series ‘Atypical’

A Netflix series centering on the experiences of a teen with autism is adding nearly a half-dozen actors on the spectrum to its cast.

September 11, 2018

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Living

Families Of Kids With Special Needs Say Military Is Failing Them


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

Autism

Autism Blood Test May Be Available This Year

In a first, a company says a blood test that can detect some children with autism is expected to be commercially available before the end of the year.

September 7, 2018

Education

School Bus For Child With Disability Poses Safety ‘Threat,’ HOA Says

A homeowners board that's being sued for blocking door-to-door school bus service for a girl with disabilities is arguing that the bus is a "direct threat to the safety" of other residents.

September 7, 2018

For rent sign

Living

Millions In Disability Housing Assistance Headed To States

People with disabilities in nearly every state will receive help accessing housing in the community thanks to an infusion of millions in federal dollars.

September 6, 2018

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Politics & Law

Trump Draws Backlash For Reportedly Using ‘R-Word’


Pediatrician with patient

Autism

Doctor Training Program Speeds Autism Diagnosis

Training primary care providers to accurately diagnose autism is yielding big dividends, researchers say, allowing children on the spectrum to be identified and start treatment far sooner.

September 4, 2018

Living

Sex Offender Placement At Group Home Sparks Outrage

The families of four men living in a state-run home for people with developmental disabilities say they were never informed that their loved ones' new roommate is a convicted sex offender.

September 4, 2018

Health & Behavior

Percentage Of Children With ADHD Nearly Doubles

The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 years, according to a new study.

September 4, 2018
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