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Nation’s Largest Employer Misses Disability Hiring Goal

The U.S. government is falling short on a plan to dramatically increase hiring of people with intellectual disability and other conditions, according to a new report.

May 22, 2018

ABC Orders Up More ‘Speechless’

Television network executives are doubling down on a comedy centering on the experiences of a teenager with cerebral palsy and his family.

May 15, 2018

Government Urged To Improve Disability Services

Services for children with disabilities should be far more coordinated and easier to access, according to a new report evaluating everything from health care and special ed to employment.

May 11, 2018

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Nike Turns To Runner With Cerebral Palsy To Help Design Next-Gen Shoe

One of the world's largest athletic brands is expanding its lineup of shoes specially designed for people with disabilities.

May 4, 2018
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Are The Nation’s Schools Following The ADA?

Members of Congress are asking for a federal investigation into whether schools across the country are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

May 1, 2018
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Autism Prevalence On The Rise, CDC Says

An increasing number of American children are being diagnosed with autism, according to new government figures.

April 26, 2018

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U.S. Department of Education

Feds Release New Stats On Restraint And Seclusion In Schools

New data on nearly every public school in the nation shows that students with disabilities continue to be disciplined and experience restraint and seclusion at far higher rates than others.

April 24, 2018
FDA

Will The FDA Ban Shock Devices Used On Those With Special Needs?

Just one place in the country is known to use electric shock devices to modify the behavior of people with developmental disabilities. Advocates want to put an end to the practice.

April 16, 2018
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Nation’s Report Card Shows Students With Disabilities Lagging

A routine look at how fourth and eighth graders across the country are performing in reading and math finds children with disabilities struggling to make progress.

April 13, 2018

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Behavior Gains Possible In Adults With Autism, Study Finds

With intervention, adults with autism can see behavioral improvements, according to new research suggesting that the window of opportunity for gains may be longer than previously thought.

April 10, 2018
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Lawmakers Band Together To Defend ADA

U.S. Senate Democrats are vowing to block legislation that would dramatically alter the Americans with Disabilities Act.

April 4, 2018

Twitter Adds Disability To Abuse Reporting Options

Responding to user requests, Twitter is updating its platform to explicitly allow reporting of abusive or harassing tweets targeting people with disabilities.

April 3, 2018

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