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Inclusion Increasingly The Norm For Students With Disabilities

More students with disabilities are being educated alongside their typically-developing peers, according to new federal data.

February 19, 2019

Bullying Differs Based On Type Of Disability, Study Finds

New research suggests that incidents of bullying and other harassment targeting kids with disabilities vary depending on what sort of special needs a child has.

February 15, 2019
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Congress Considers Renewal Of Autism Act

Lawmakers are looking to secure over $1 billion in the coming years for federal efforts to address the needs of people with autism, including additional support for adults on the spectrum.

February 11, 2019

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Cerebral Palsy At Center Of Netflix Comedy

Netflix is picking up a comedy series about a man with cerebral palsy that has the backing of a "Big Bang Theory" star.

February 7, 2019
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Lawmakers Call For End To Subminimum Wage

There is a new effort underway in Congress to do away with rules that allow employers to pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage.

February 5, 2019
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Super Bowl Ad Stars Kids With Disabilities

A commercial airing during the Super Bowl will feature a group of children with disabilities and hype a product geared toward them.

February 1, 2019

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Bill Would Prohibit Waiting Lists For Community-Based Services

Community-based services are often much harder to obtain than access to institutional care, but there is a new push underway to change that.

January 24, 2019
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Ed Department Cracking Down On Restraint, Seclusion In Schools

The U.S. Department of Education is launching a wide-ranging initiative to "address the possible inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion" among students with disabilities.

January 18, 2019

New Group To Focus On Severe Autism

Amid a bevy of existing autism organizations, a new national nonprofit is hoping to stand out by giving voice to the particular needs of people on the severe end of the spectrum.

January 17, 2019

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Feds Weigh Changes To Work Rules For People With Disabilities

The Trump administration is planning to rethink existing regulations that radically altered the transition from school to work for people with disabilities.

January 14, 2019
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Trump Administration Rescinds Guidance Amid Objections From Disability Advocates

Guidance issued during the Obama administration, which was aimed at ensuring that minorities and students with disabilities weren't unfairly disciplined, is no more.

January 7, 2019
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Disability Advocates Concerned By Plan To Axe School Discipline Guidance

A Trump administration panel is recommending that federal officials rescind Obama-era guidance aimed at ensuring that minorities and students with disabilities aren't unfairly disciplined.

December 18, 2018

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