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Autism At Center Of New Netflix Series ‘Atypical’

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Disability Services Threatened Under Proposed Cuts To Medicaid

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Autism

Predicting Success Of Autism Treatments May Be Possible, Study Finds

Participating in autism interventions can be costly and time consuming, but new research suggests there could be a way to predict whether or not specific treatments will be effective.

June 22, 2017
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Politics & Law

Disability Advocates Push Back On Health Bill As Vote Looms

Advocates are working furiously to oppose a health care bill that they say would bring devastating cuts to services and supports that people with disabilities rely on.

June 20, 2017

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Living

With Actors On The Spectrum, Film Offers New Lens

Stories about people with disabilities are increasingly common on the big screen. But in a twist, a rom-com is gaining attention for casting those with autism to play people like themselves.

June 20, 2017

Autism

Following Uproar, Teen With Autism Will Make Trip To UN

A 15-year-old who won a trip to the United Nations, but then had the trip denied because he has autism, has learned that he will be able to go after all.

June 20, 2017

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Education

Lawmakers Call For Full Funding Of IDEA

With a new legislative proposal, members of Congress are reviving a plan to boost federal spending on special education.

June 19, 2017

Autism

Fever During Pregnancy May Increase Autism Odds

Expectant mothers who have a fever during pregnancy are significantly more likely to have a child with autism, new research suggests.

June 16, 2017

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Health & Behavior

States Lag In Keeping Medicaid Enrollees Out Of Nursing Homes


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Living

Water Park For Those With Special Needs Set To Open

Just in time for summer, a first-of-its-kind splash park designed from the ground up to accommodate people with various special needs will make its debut.

June 15, 2017
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Living

Driving School Offers Teens With Disabilities Path To Independence

For those with developmental disabilities, getting behind the wheel can present a steep learning curve, but a tailored driving program is helping to meet individual needs.

June 14, 2017

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Autism

Many Adults With Autism Struggling Even With Services

State-provided disability services often fail to meet the needs of adults with autism, according to a new report finding many with access to supports don't have any regular daytime activities.

June 13, 2017
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Living

‘Speechless’ Creator Urges Casting Of Actors With Disabilities

The creator of a prime-time comedy starring a teen with cerebral palsy is pushing other Hollywood bigwigs to cast more actors with disabilities, calling barriers to such inclusion "false."

June 13, 2017

Education

Parents Denied Ability To Record Son’s School Day

A federal jury has determined that the parents of a child with disabilities have no First Amendment right to have their son wear a recording device to keep track of his school day.

June 13, 2017

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Living

Study: Airbnb Hosts More Likely To Reject Guests With Disabilities


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Living

ESPN To Honor Special Olympics Founder

A prestigious award bestowed during a nationally-televised event this summer will put a spotlight on one of the world's largest organizations for people with developmental disabilities.

June 9, 2017

Politics & Law

Families Fight Lawsuit Over Community-Based Supports

A lawsuit seeking greater access to the community for thousands with disabilities is facing opposition from some of the very people that advocates say they represent.

June 9, 2017
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Autism

Autism Detectable In Infants, Study Suggests

Long before an official diagnosis, a single brain scan at 6 months of age may be able to predict with near perfect accuracy which babies will develop autism.

June 8, 2017
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