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Ed Department Says States Must Comply With Special Education Rule

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Moms Go After Parents Using Unproven Autism Treatments

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ABLE Accounts Shouldn’t Impede Access To Housing, Feds Say

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80 Arrested In Nation’s Capital At Disability Rights Protest

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Living

State To Pay $8M After Pleas To Help Man With Special Needs Went Unanswered

When Vernon Gray's mom died, there was no plan for how he should be cared for and the man with a developmental disability ended up homeless. Now, he's getting an $8 million settlement.

May 21, 2019
Bruno Youn

Autism

Commencement Address Caps Unlikely Rise For 20-Something With Autism

He couldn't communicate as a child and began college by avoiding people, but Bruno Youn blossomed into a campus leader who was elected by his classmates to speak at graduation.

May 21, 2019

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Kayla Cromer

Autism

Actress With Autism Starring In New TV Show

A new comedy is headed to television featuring a teen with autism who's played by an actress on the spectrum.

May 17, 2019

Living

Microsoft Backing Inclusive Technology

The company is funding a speech recognition app to help people with communication challenges and a chatbot that prepares those with disabilities for job interviews, among other projects.

May 17, 2019

Education

How Parents In One State Almost Never Win Special Ed Fights Against Schools

In the past five years, parents in one state have lost legal battles against schools more than 85 percent of the time, even after investing tens of thousands of dollars and countless hours.

May 16, 2019
President Donald Trump

Politics & Law

After Proposing Cut, Trump Now Seeks Funding For Special Olympics

President Donald Trump is attempting to make good on his promise to continue providing federal funding for Special Olympics.

May 15, 2019

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Living

ABC Calls It Quits On ‘Speechless’


Politics & Law

Flaws Exposed In State’s Care Of Those Without Guardians

One man's tumor offers a cautionary tale for any family that lacks legal guardianship of a loved one who, because of a developmental disability, cannot make medical decisions.

May 14, 2019

Down Syndrome

Woman With Down Syndrome Earns Bachelor’s Degree

Megan McCormick has Down syndrome, but she didn't let that stop her from earning a bachelor's degree, an education that she hopes will lead to a full-time job working with kids like her.

May 14, 2019

Employee works with job coach

Money

Study Finds ‘Huge Gaps’ In Support For Job Seekers With Autism

Many people with autism are not getting the assistance they're entitled to from a government program that's supposed to help individuals with disabilities land jobs.

May 13, 2019
U.S. Department of Education

Education

Trump Administration To Appeal Special Ed Ruling

The U.S. Department of Education is fighting to delay a special education regulation two months after a federal judge found that the agency's efforts to do so were illegal.

May 10, 2019

Down Syndrome

Family Turns To Tiny House For Son With Down Syndrome

To give their adult son with Down syndrome the freedom he craves, one couple is working to build a 360-square-foot house and they're hoping their community will help make the plan a reality.

May 10, 2019

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Living

Google Unveils New Accessibility Initiatives


Operating room

Health & Behavior

Despite High Need, Dental Care Elusive For Those With Special Needs

People with developmental disabilities face enormous barriers to adequate and timely dental care. Many dentists either avoid treating these patients or lack the skills needed to do so.

May 8, 2019
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Autism

Drugs Aimed At Autism’s Core Features Show Promise

New research suggests that medications targeting a hormone may lead to improved socialization and behavior in those with autism.

May 7, 2019

Education

Mom Claims Daughter Has Waited 18 Months For Special Ed Placement

Though a hearing officer decided in her favor, a 7-year-old with disabilities hasn't been in a classroom in over a year, with her mother and school officials unable to agree on a placement.

May 7, 2019
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