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Supreme Court Sides With Family In Service Dog Case

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Walgreens Features Model With Down Syndrome

Autism

Company Peddling Unproven Autism Treatments Forced To Close

Politics & Law

McDonald’s Drive-Thru-Only Ordering Violates ADA, Suit Claims

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Destiny Sanchez carries the torch

Living

GoFundMe Looks To Help Athletes With Disabilities

As thousands of athletes with disabilities from around the world prepare to converge upon the Special Olympics, they're getting some help to make their way.

February 21, 2017

Politics & Law

Teen With Intellectual Disability Locked In Legal Limbo

Six in 10 youths in Florida juvenile justice programs are believed to have developmental disabilities. Experts say some are capable of understanding the legal system, but many never will be.

February 21, 2017

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Education

Report Of Special Ed Cap Prompts Feds To Investigate

A dozen Texas school districts are being targeted for review in a federal investigation into whether students with disabilities are getting the help they need.

February 21, 2017
Cassandra Burgess-Alex with her son Diallo, who has autism

Money

Study Finds Medicaid Waivers Help Parents Stay Employed

Parents of children with autism are more likely to remain in the workforce if they have access to Medicaid waiver services for their kids, new research suggests.

February 21, 2017

Politics & Law

Trump Focus On ASD Misplaced, Advocates Say

At a White House gathering this week, President Donald Trump expressed concern about a "tremendous increase" in autism, but experts caution that his rhetoric doesn't tell the whole story.

February 17, 2017

Education

IDEA Website Back Online Following Outage

After being down at least a week, a key government special education website has been restored, officials say, but more changes are on the way.

February 17, 2017

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Education

Education Department Records Uptick In Special Ed Enrollment


A man holds a young child

Autism

In Breakthrough, Researchers Detect Autism Signs In Infants

For the first time, a new study suggests it's possible to predict within the first year of life if a child will develop autism.

February 15, 2017

Autism

Temple Grandin Named To Women’s Hall Of Fame

Autism self-advocate Temple Grandin is one of 10 notables who will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame later this year.

February 14, 2017

Health & Behavior

Managed Care Putting Kids With Disabilities At Risk, Parents Say

Recent changes to a state program — which provides aid for children whose conditions require round-the-clock care — have caused alarming and widespread problems, an investigation finds.

February 14, 2017
Australian model and designer Madeline Stuart

Down Syndrome

Model With Down Syndrome Launches Fashion Line

Little more than a year after making headlines for strutting the runway at New York Fashion Week, a model with Down syndrome is back at the iconic event to debut her own clothing line.

February 14, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Education

Senators Want Answers On IDEA Website Outage

Lawmakers are demanding answers from the U.S. Department of Education after a key government special education website went down.

February 13, 2017

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Health & Behavior

Lack Of Uniformity In Newborn Testing Under Review


Education

Teacher Draws On Experience As Student With Disability

Once unsure if she would be able to graduate high school because of her uncontrollable seizures, Xenia Boiko decided to become the special education teacher she wishes she'd had.

February 10, 2017
A vial containing the MMR vaccine

Autism

In Light Of Autism Comments, White House Prodded On Vaccines

Hundreds of organizations — including many of the nation's leading autism and disability advocacy groups — have written to President Donald Trump in an effort to dispel fears about vaccines.

February 9, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence swears in Betsy DeVos

Education

Federal Special Education Website Goes Dark

A day after a controversial new secretary of education was sworn in, a federal website focused on special education was down, but officials said the issue should be no cause for alarm.

February 8, 2017
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