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"Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Wins Critics’ Choice Award

A reality show about the lives of several young adults with Down syndrome is picking up another award.

January 12, 2018
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Smithsonian Exhibit Puts Focus On Accessible Design

From clothing to utensils and computers, a new exhibit is showcasing the varied and increasing ways that today's world is adapting to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities.

January 11, 2018

Prenatal Vitamins May Lessen Autism Risk

Taking certain supplements while pregnant may reduce the risk that a child will develop autism, a new study suggests.

January 9, 2018

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The U.S. Department of Education

Trump Special Ed Pick Earns Senate Approval

The federal government is getting a new top special education official.

January 2, 2018
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Report: Housing A ‘Crisis’ For People With Disabilities

Housing prices are far outpacing the monthly benefits provided by SSI, according to a new report, forcing many people with disabilities into homelessness or costly institutional care.

December 15, 2017
Golden Globes

Autism Portrayal Nets Golden Globe Nod

Hollywood appears to be embracing the story of a surgeon with autism.

December 12, 2017

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Schoolchildren

Feds Urged To Clarify IDEA Rights At Private Schools

Parents need to be better informed about the implications of moving their children with disabilities from public to private schools, a new government report concludes.

December 7, 2017
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Graduation Rate Improves For Students With Disabilities

New federal data indicates that the high school graduation rate for students with disabilities is trending upward.

December 5, 2017
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CDC Says Developmental Disabilities Are On The Rise

An increasing number of American children have developmental disabilities, the federal government says, even as autism and intellectual disability rates remain largely steady.

November 29, 2017

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Autism Odds Tied To Birth Spacing, Study Finds

Waiting too long — or not long enough — between pregnancies appears to increase a child's risk of developing autism, according to a new study led by researchers at the CDC.

November 28, 2017

Trump Taps New Special Education Chief

The nation may soon be getting a new top special education official.

November 16, 2017
CVS

CVS Opening Mock Stores To Train People With Disabilities

CVS is ramping up its efforts to hire people with disabilities with a slew of new mock stores designed to help train this traditionally-underemployed demographic.

November 13, 2017

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