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Medicaid Home And Community-Based Services Face New Threat

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Google Wants Help Tagging Accessible Places

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Autism Speaks Reports Double-Digit Revenue Slide

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DeVos: Minimum Progress For Kids With Disabilities ‘Preposterous’

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Autism

Netflix Renews Series About Teen With ASD

Netflix is ordering up more episodes of a series about the experiences of a teen with autism and his family.

September 15, 2017
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Education

Students Create Custom Pencil Grip For Girl With Special Needs

A disability makes writing difficult for 9-year-old Natalie Quintana, but a custom-designed gripping tool developed by a group of middle schoolers is making a big difference.

September 13, 2017

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Money

States Get Guidance On ABLE Accounts, Medicaid Eligibility

As a new kind of account allowing people with disabilities to save money becomes more available, federal officials say there are big implications for Medicaid.

September 12, 2017
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Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Reality Show Takes Home Emmys

A documentary series chronicling the lives of seven young adults with Down syndrome is the winner of multiple Emmy Awards.

September 12, 2017

Politics & Law

EEOC: Man With Autism Harassed, Assaulted By Boss

A man with autism who washed dishes at a Golden Corral restaurant was harassed by his boss before being sexually assaulted on the job, according to a U.S. government lawsuit.

September 12, 2017
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Living

‘The Good Doctor’ Gets Boost From Real MD With Disability

ABC is turning to a pediatrician with cerebral palsy and others who have achieved success despite long odds to help promote their new television drama about a surgeon on the spectrum.

September 11, 2017

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Health & Behavior

Feds Award Millions For Autism Research


Living

Accomable Aims To Be Accessible Version Of Airbnb

Much like Airbnb, Accomable allows people to offer up their homes to travelers, but all of its listings are fully vetted for various accessibility needs.

September 8, 2017
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Living

Rental Market Unkind To Those With Developmental Disabilities

As people with developmental disabilities increasingly live in community-based settings, a first-of-its-kind report is finding that they face a multitude of barriers in obtaining housing.

September 7, 2017

Autism

How A Mom Helped Her Son With Autism Fit In At High School

Nervous about how other students would receive her son with autism, one mom took to Facebook and found a heartening response.

September 6, 2017
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Education

Analysis: Minority Students Often Left Out Of Special Ed

Despite broad concern that minorities are overrepresented in special education, new research suggests that the opposite may in fact be the case.

September 5, 2017

Down Syndrome

Model With Down Syndrome Expands Fashion Line

A model with Down syndrome will mark her return to New York Fashion Week with a new apparel collection.

September 5, 2017

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Politics & Law

Fate Of Teen With Disability In Limbo As Mom Faces Deportation


Woman with special needs shops virtually

Living

Shoppers With Disabilities May Soon ‘Beam’ Into Stores

Clothing retailer American Eagle is testing out new technology designed to allow those with disabilities to shop by "beaming" into participating locations.

September 5, 2017

Autism

Researchers: What We Know About Girls On The Spectrum ‘May Be Wrong’

Even though they score higher on tests of communication and social skills, girls with autism appear to struggle more than boys with the demands of everyday life.

September 1, 2017

Living

App Bridges Gap Between Police, Those With Special Needs

A new smartphone app is alerting police officers with information about people with "invisible disabilities" in the hopes of better managing crisis situations.

September 1, 2017
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