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U.S. Department of Education

Ed Department Seeks Delay Of IDEA Rule

The Trump administration wants to delay implementation of an Obama-era regulation designed to ensure that kids from certain backgrounds aren't unnecessarily placed in special education.

December 15, 2017
Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Unveils New Scientific Agenda

A year after dropping references to a cure from its mission statement, the nation's largest autism advocacy group is charting a new course with a bold rewrite of its scientific priorities.

December 14, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

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

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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

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

Study Shows People With Disabilities More Likely To Be Arrested

People with disabilities are far more likely to be arrested by the time they reach their late 20s than their typically-developing peers, new research indicates.

December 1, 2017

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U.S. currency

Tax Bill May Threaten Disability Services

A Republican proposal to overhaul the tax code could endanger everything from employment services to health care for people with disabilities, advocates say.

November 28, 2017
A boy with autism

Autism Wandering Bill Advances In Senate

Federal legislation aimed at providing tracking devices and resources to those with autism and other developmental disabilities who are at risk of wandering is moving forward.

November 17, 2017
The FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

FBI Reports Drop In Disability-Related Hate Crimes

Even as the number of reported hate crimes continues to rise, new federal data indicates that incidents targeting people with disabilities are down for the second year in a row.

November 14, 2017

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Stem Cells Show Promise For Kids With Cerebral Palsy

New research is adding to evidence that children with cerebral palsy can see meaningful gains from infusions of stem cells from their own cord blood.

November 10, 2017
A boy with autism stands in the field he wandered into

Congress May Revisit Autism Tracking Devices

Less than a year after fizzling, federal legislation designed to provide tracking devices and resources to those with developmental disabilities at risk of wandering is back on the table.

November 7, 2017
Internal Revenue Service

ABLE Account Limit Set To Rise

The amount of money that people with disabilities can deposit in their ABLE accounts each year without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits is about to increase.

November 3, 2017

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