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With New Season, Down Syndrome Reality Show Broadens Focus

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Wandering May Be Treatable, Study Finds


Most Housing Discrimination Complaints Related To Disabilities


Classroom Behavior Lands 10-Year-Old With ASD In Jail

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Ben Affleck in "The Accountant"


Ben Affleck To Appear At New Autism Film Festival

A first-of-its-kind film festival featuring movies tied to autism is set to kick off with some major star power.

April 19, 2017


Most With Autism Steer Clear Of Driving

Though the majority of young people with high-functioning autism choose not to get behind the wheel, new research suggests that a substantial number seek the independence that driving offers.

April 18, 2017

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Special Education Often An Uphill Battle For Military Families

With frequent moves and parents who are away for work, obtaining appropriate special education services for children with disabilities in military families can be especially tough.

April 18, 2017
Disney's Magic Kingdom


Judge Finds ‘No Basis’ For ADA Claims Against Disney

A second federal judge has rejected claims from families who sued Disney over changes to disability access, but a lawyer representing the kids and their parents isn't backing down.

April 18, 2017


Cocoon-Like Bed Aims To Keep Kids With Special Needs Safe

Struggling to keep her wandering son safely tucked away at night, one mom took matters into her own hands, designing a bed that's secure while also providing a calming effect.

April 17, 2017
Micah Fowler on Speechless

Cerebral Palsy

ABC’s ‘Speechless’ Honored For Disability Storyline

A prime-time comedy focusing on a teenager with cerebral palsy and his family is getting a special commendation from the people behind the Emmy Awards.

April 14, 2017

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Undercover Sting Targets Accessible Parking Violators



FDA Warns Of Products Claiming To Cure Autism

The Food and Drug Administration is cautioning that many products claiming to cure or treat autism are bogus and may in fact be dangerous.

April 13, 2017


Group Homes Prioritizing Profits Over Safety, Investigation Finds

A multi-billion-dollar industry that runs group homes and other community-based facilities has largely supplanted institutions, but lax oversight is reportedly putting residents at risk.

April 12, 2017



Microsoft Hosting Job Fair For Those On The Spectrum

In a bid to help more people with autism land jobs, Microsoft and other Fortune 500 companies are teaming up for a virtual career fair specifically for those with the developmental disorder.

April 11, 2017


Waterproof Power Wheelchair May Be Headed To Market

Most power wheelchairs are heavy and work well — but only if they stay dry. A new waterproof chair that's durable, lightweight and quick to recharge could be a game changer.

April 11, 2017


Teacher, Students Shot In Special Ed Classroom

A gunman walked into a special ed classroom and opened fire on his wife, a teacher there, and then killed himself, police said. Stray bullets struck two students, one of whom later died.

April 11, 2017

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Congress Weighs Expanding ABLE Act



Supreme Court FAPE Ruling May Be A Watershed Moment

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision affirming a high standard for the IDEA mandate that children with disabilities be provided FAPE is likely to have significant implications for years to come.

April 7, 2017


Mother, Son Reportedly Shamed At Inclusive Playground

A mom's emotionally raw video about a run-in with a family over the behavior of her 6-year-old son — who has severe autism — has been watched more than 500,000 times on Facebook.

April 7, 2017

Politics & Law

Insurance Giant Offers Pro Bono Legal Aid To Those With Disabilities

Unable to keep up with demand, a disability rights group is teaming up with one of the nation's largest insurers to help people with disabilities navigate the Medicaid appeals process.

April 6, 2017
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