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Walgreens Features Model With Down Syndrome

The smiling face of a 7-year-old with Down syndrome will greet customers at thousands of Walgreens stores this spring as part of an Easter promotion.

February 24, 2017
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GoFundMe Looks To Help Athletes With Disabilities

As thousands of athletes with disabilities from around the world prepare to converge upon the Special Olympics, they're getting some help to make their way.

February 21, 2017

Trump Focus On ASD Misplaced, Advocates Say

At a White House gathering this week, President Donald Trump expressed concern about a "tremendous increase" in autism, but experts caution that his rhetoric doesn't tell the whole story.

February 17, 2017

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IDEA Website Back Online Following Outage

After being down at least a week, a key government special education website has been restored, officials say, but more changes are on the way.

February 17, 2017
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In Breakthrough, Researchers Detect Autism Signs In Infants

For the first time, a new study suggests it's possible to predict within the first year of life if a child will develop autism.

February 15, 2017

Temple Grandin Named To Women’s Hall Of Fame

Autism self-advocate Temple Grandin is one of 10 notables who will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame later this year.

February 14, 2017

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Senators Want Answers On IDEA Website Outage

Lawmakers are demanding answers from the U.S. Department of Education after a key government special education website went down.

February 13, 2017
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Federal Special Education Website Goes Dark

A day after a controversial new secretary of education was sworn in, a federal website focused on special education was down, but officials said the issue should be no cause for alarm.

February 8, 2017
Students protest against Betsy DeVos

Trump Education Nominee Confirmed In Spite Of IDEA Concerns

In an unprecedented vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos to be secretary of education despite widespread concerns about her comments on special education.

February 7, 2017

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With Talk Of Medicaid Changes, Waiver Services May Be At Risk

The Trump administration is planning to fundamentally alter Medicaid, a move that could mean big changes to everything from health care to waivers for people with developmental disabilities.

February 2, 2017
Betsy DeVos

Trump Education Pick Advances Despite Special Ed Worries

Deep opposition from special education advocates was not enough to prevent President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Education from moving forward.

January 31, 2017
Betsy DeVos

IDEA Concerns Linger Over Education Nominee

Citing concerns about her views on IDEA, disability advocates are asking lawmakers to delay a vote on the nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education.

January 26, 2017

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