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Doctors Urged To Help Families Seeking Out-Of-Home Placements

Pediatricians are being encouraged to help families of children with developmental disabilities find solutions if they're struggling to care for their kids at home.

December 2, 2016
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.

Education Secretary Calls For End To Corporal Punishment

Citing disproportionate use among students with disabilities, the U.S. secretary of education is calling for schools to stop relying on physical punishment to address behavior issues.

November 28, 2016
The FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Hate Crimes Against Those With Disabilities Decline

Despite an uptick in the number of hate crimes reported across the nation, new federal figures suggest that fewer targeted people with disabilities.

November 16, 2016

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Sara Ellet assists John Hudson

Feds Seek Input On Expanding Community-Based Services

Medicaid officials are looking for ways to increase access to home and community-based services for people with disabilities and they're asking the public to weigh in with ideas.

November 14, 2016
A bus terminal

Study Finds Transportation Lacking For Those With Special Needs

Transportation is an all-important piece of the puzzle for people with developmental disabilities looking to access the community, yet new research shows that options remain limited.

November 11, 2016

More People With Disabilities Seeking Work

After improving significantly, the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is ticking back up as more people within this population look to join the workforce.

November 7, 2016

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Toys R Us

Toys R Us Testing Special Needs Accommodations

As the holiday season approaches, a national retailer is exploring ways to make shopping more friendly for kids with special needs and their families.

November 4, 2016
Teacher Herbert McArthur, Jr. works with students at a program for children with ADHD. Researchers say that an ADHD screening tool may be too frequently flagging kids with autism as having both disorder. (Emily Michot/Miami Herald/TNS)

ADHD May Be Over-Diagnosed In Those With Autism

New research suggests that a commonly-used screening tool for ADHD may be faulty when used with children who have autism, potentially causing kids to receive inappropriate treatments.

October 31, 2016
Deanna Ballard helps her son Zachary, who has autism, while his sister, Makenna, looks on. New research suggests that parent-led intervention can make a big difference for children with the developmental disorder. (Renee C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Parent-Led Intervention May Reduce Autism Severity

For the first time, researchers say they have evidence that parent-led intervention for young kids with autism continues to yield gains several years later.

October 26, 2016

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Destiny Sanchez carries the torch into the stadium during the opening ceremonies of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

ABC, ESPN Sign On To Broadcast Special Olympics

Thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world will be featured on national television when they come together to compete next year.

October 25, 2016

Shakespeare May Boost Autism Social Skills

New research suggests that reciting Shakespeare and participating in other drama exercises can make a big difference for kids with autism.

October 21, 2016

Netflix Series To Focus On Teen With ASD

A coming-of-age story about a teenager on the autism spectrum and his family is coming to Netflix.

October 18, 2016

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