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Ed Department Seeks Delay Of IDEA Rule

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Autism Speaks Unveils New Scientific Agenda

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Report: Housing A ‘Crisis’ For People With Disabilities

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When It Comes To Special Ed, Quality Can Depend On Zip Code

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Living

Autism Portrayal Nets Golden Globe Nod

Hollywood appears to be embracing the story of a surgeon with autism.

December 12, 2017

Health & Behavior

Despite Parity Law, Therapists Often Remain Out Of Reach

It's been nearly a decade since Congress promised to make mental health care just as easy to access as care for any other condition. Yet today, many people still struggle to find treatment.

December 12, 2017

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Autism

Researchers To Study Effects Of Marijuana On Kids With ASD

In what some advocates say could be a first in the United States, a major children's hospital is set to study the effects of medical marijuana on children with autism.

December 12, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Education

Trump Administration Weighs In On FAPE, IEPs

Nine months after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right of students with disabilities to FAPE, the U.S. Department of Education is shedding light on the decision's implications.

December 11, 2017

Money

Better Oversight Sought For Representative Payees

Representative payees who are tasked with managing Social Security payments for many with disabilities would be subject to greater scrutiny under a proposal in Congress.

December 8, 2017

Down Syndrome

Mom, Daughter With Down Syndrome Win $45,000 In Cooking Contest

A 5-year-old with Down syndrome and her mother will take home thousands after their recipe won an Uncle Ben's cooking contest for school-age children.

December 8, 2017

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Education

Feds Urged To Clarify IDEA Rights At Private Schools


Freddie Highmore plays a surgical resident with autism on "The Good Doctor"

Living

Why America Is Making An Appointment With ‘The Good Doctor’

The medical drama centering on a doctor with autism wrapped up its fall run as the number one new show on television.

December 6, 2017

Money

ABLE Accounts Growing In Popularity

Thousands of people with disabilities have opened ABLE accounts, but experts say millions more could benefit from this new way to save without jeopardizing government benefits.

December 5, 2017

Josh Lewis with his service dog

Living

Is That Service Dog A Fake? Under Federal Law, You Can’t Even Ask

Fake service dogs have become the bane of those with disabilities who rely on trained animals. Yet, advocates say there's no push to cinch up loopholes that leave imposters largely unchecked.

December 5, 2017
School bus

Education

Graduation Rate Improves For Students With Disabilities

New federal data indicates that the high school graduation rate for students with disabilities is trending upward.

December 5, 2017

Autism

Autism And The Law: Boy’s Incarceration Reveals Failures Of The System

With escalating behavior issues, county caseworkers told the mother of a teen with autism to call police if her son acted out. Now he's facing felony charges that he doesn't comprehend.

December 4, 2017

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Politics & Law

Study Shows People With Disabilities More Likely To Be Arrested


Living

Justice Department: Group Home Ordinance Violates Fair Housing Act

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing over a local zoning ordinance that limits group homes, which the agency contends discriminates against people with disabilities.

December 1, 2017
Child visits Santa

Living

Sensory-Friendly Santa Welcomes Kids With Special Needs

For many with disabilities, the long lines, sites and sounds of a visit to Santa Claus are just too much. But more malls are making an effort to accommodate children with a variety of needs.

November 30, 2017
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Health & Behavior

CDC Says Developmental Disabilities Are On The Rise

An increasing number of American children have developmental disabilities, the federal government says, even as autism and intellectual disability rates remain largely steady.

November 29, 2017
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