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Book Club Doesn’t Let Disability Get In The Way

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Behavior Therapy Benefits Parents Too, Study Finds

Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Documentary Coming To PBS

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Hotel Looks To Make Stays Easier For Guests With Special Needs

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Eight-year-old twin brothers Patrick, left, and Dominic Basara, right, take in an exhibit at the first sensory day for kids with autism at Legoland Discovery Center

Autism

Kid Meccas Increasingly Go Sensory Friendly

More and more, recreational and cultural institutions are offering special programs and accommodations to welcome children on the spectrum and their families.

August 14, 2017
Autism Speaks

Autism

Autism Speaks Retooling Scientific Agenda

Less than a year after dropping references to finding a cure from its mission statement, Autism Speaks is looking for input amid a revamp of its scientific priorities.

August 4, 2017

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Politics & Law

Feds Take Aim At Inaccessible Housing

Millions in federal housing dollars went toward projects that skirted accessibility requirements, with sinks, doorways and other features that weren't disability-friendly, prosecutors say.

August 4, 2017

Living

Family Builds At-Home Sensory Room

Typically sensory rooms are built for schools or centers that serve people with special needs, but one family decided to incorporate such a specially-designed space into their own home.

August 3, 2017

School buses

Education

Schools Accused Of Denying Special Education Services

The nation's largest school district is being accused of failing to provide speech therapy, occupational therapy and other legally-mandated services to students with disabilities.

August 2, 2017

Autism

Federal Panel Wants Autism Funding Doubled

A federal autism committee is calling for a twofold increase in funds dedicated to researching the developmental disorder by 2020.

August 1, 2017

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Living

Report: Disability Remains Underrepresented In Movies


Education

Talk Of Medicaid Changes Prompts Special Ed Worries

Amid the national noise about potential cuts to Medicaid, some school administrators are trying to bring attention to one arguably lesser-known group that would be affected: their students.

August 1, 2017
iFly

Living

Indoor Skydiving Offers Those With Disabilities ‘Major Rush’

For adventure seekers with special needs, an indoor skydiving range is offering a chance to soar unencumbered by their challenges.

July 31, 2017

U.S. Sen. John McCain

Politics & Law

Disability Advocates Relieved By Failure Of Health Bill

Advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a pared down health care repeal was rejected by the U.S. Senate, but they say that threats to disability services remain.

July 28, 2017

Education

Complaint Alleges Widespread Bullying Of Students In Special Ed

A school district in one of the nation's largest cities is being accused of downplaying or ignoring pervasive bullying of students in special education.

July 28, 2017

Politics & Law

Families Allowed To Join Fight Over Community-Based Supports

Families who want their loved ones to remain in institutions now have a voice in a court battle between the state of Ohio and a legal advocacy group for people with disabilities.

July 28, 2017

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Cerebral Palsy

Robotic Device Shows Promise For Kids With Cerebral Palsy


Demonstrators at the Hart Senate Office Building

Politics & Law

Dozens With Disabilities Arrested On Capitol Hill

After the U.S. Senate narrowly voted to begin debate on a health care bill that includes sweeping changes to Medicaid, several dozen protesters with disabilities were arrested.

July 26, 2017

Education

Study: School Culture, Policies Drive Use Of Restraint And Seclusion

New research suggests that local factors may play the biggest role in determining how likely students with disabilities are to experience restraint and seclusion at school.

July 25, 2017

Living

Woman Calms Panicked Child On Transatlantic Flight

About an hour into an eight-hour flight, a young boy who appeared to have special needs began screaming. What happened next offered a lesson in compassion that has circulated widely online.

July 25, 2017
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