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High Court Backs More Robust Standard For FAPE

In a unanimous ruling with major implications for special education, the U.S. Supreme Court said that public schools must provide students with disabilities more than a minimal benefit.

March 22, 2017
Neil Gorsuch

Supreme Court Nominee’s Rulings On ADA, IDEA Have Advocates Worried

As the U.S. Senate begins confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, concerns are being raised over his record on cases affecting those with disabilities.

March 20, 2017
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney

Trump’s ‘Skinny Budget’ Sows Uncertainty For Disability Programs

Deep cuts to domestic spending outlined in a budget plan released by the White House this week could have big implications for people with developmental disabilities.

March 17, 2017

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A Project SEARCH intern

Bucking Trend, 9 In 10 With Autism Land Jobs After Training

When given the right supports and training, a new study suggests that nearly all young people with autism who qualify for supported employment can learn to excel on the job.

March 14, 2017
Press conference on Capitol Hill

GOP Plan To Replace Obamacare Calls For Medicaid Caps

A Republican proposal to revamp the nation's health care system would fundamentally alter Medicaid, threatening access to community-based services for people with disabilities, advocates say.

March 9, 2017
School classroom

Disability Advocates Warn Against Overturning Education Rules

Advocates are working to block efforts to rescind Obama-era education regulations, a move they say would weaken accountability for students with disabilities.

March 7, 2017

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FDA Seeks Input On Autism Treatments

Federal regulators are looking for insight from people with autism and their families as they consider the need for new drug treatments to address the developmental disorder.

March 3, 2017

School Leaders Fret Over Possible Medicaid Changes

As federal lawmakers consider broad changes to Medicaid, school chiefs from across the country are warning that such modifications could have big consequences for students with disabilities.

February 28, 2017
Walgreens sign

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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Destiny Sanchez carries the torch

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

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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