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Teacher Allegedly Held Class Vote On ‘Annoying’ Boy With ASD

Living

Hundreds Of Proms In The Works For Those With Special Needs

Education

Special Ed Program An Unconstitutional ‘Dumping Ground,’ Suit Claims

Autism

Social Class May Influence Autism Diagnosis

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Intellectual Disability

Manager Accused Of Forcing Man With Intellectual Disability To Work

A restaurant manager is accused of using force, restraint and coercion, among other means, to compel a man with intellectual disability to work as a buffet cook for more than five years.

October 17, 2017
Social Security office

Money

SSI Payments To Increase In 2018

People with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income or Social Security are set to see their largest rise in benefits in years.

October 13, 2017

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Living

Mom, Nonverbal Son Win Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Say Mama’ Contest

When Jimmy Fallon and the "Today" show put out a call for cute videos of kids saying "mama," they probably didn't expect one from a boy on the spectrum who's never uttered a word.

October 13, 2017
Children with autism participate in an applied behavior analysis session

Autism

Autism Insurance Mandates Boost Access To Care, Study Says

Kids with autism who live in states that require insurers to cover treatment for the developmental disorder are receiving significantly more services, researchers say.

October 12, 2017

Health & Behavior

Report Finds People With Developmental Disabilities Dying In State Care

The state of Georgia continues to have people with developmental disabilities die while under state care, with 160 deaths in the past fiscal year, according to a court-appointed observer.

October 11, 2017

Living

Cities Ranked On Disability Friendliness

Factoring everything from affordability to accessibility and quality of life, a new ranking is grading the nation's cities on how desirable they are to people with disabilities.

October 10, 2017

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Politics & Law

Caregivers Act Clears Senate


Universal Studios

Living

Judge: Universal Studios Discriminated Against Man In Power Chair

An administrative judge says an Orlando man was discriminated against after he could not use his motorized wheelchair to wait in line for rides at Universal Studios.

October 10, 2017
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Autism

Autism-Focused Business Venture Expanding

A unique social venture with a mission to hire adults on the spectrum is growing, offering more job opportunities for a population that's traditionally underemployed.

October 9, 2017

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Money

Congressional Group Prioritizing Disability Employment

A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers is coming together in an effort to promote policies aimed at increasing employment among people with developmental disabilities.

October 6, 2017

Living

Pageant Helps Girls With Special Needs Shine

Inspired by her brother's experience with autism and a neuromuscular disorder, one pageant veteran created a personality-driven event to help girls with various disabilities gain confidence.

October 6, 2017

Politics & Law

ACLU: Police Brutality ‘Magnified For People With Disabilities’

One of the nation's largest cities is accused in a federal lawsuit of neglecting deep-seated issues on how officers are trained to handle people with developmental disabilities.

October 5, 2017

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Living

ABC Awards Full Season To Popular Autism Drama


U.S. Supreme Court

Politics & Law

Supreme Court Punts On ADA, Special Ed

As the nation's high court enters its new term, the justices declined to weigh in on what types of spaces the ADA covers and what counts as a child's placement under special education law.

October 3, 2017

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Can Be Diagnosed By 6 Months Of Age, Study Finds

Cerebral palsy can be accurately diagnosed by 6 months of age, researchers say, yet kids often aren't flagged until they're 1 or 2, potentially losing out on valuable early intervention.

October 3, 2017

Living

Twitter Fueling Anti-Vaccine Sentiment

An online chorus linking some immunizations to autism has gained momentum via Twitter, a new study shows, with most of the negative comments coming from select areas of the country.

October 3, 2017
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