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Google Wants Help Tagging Accessible Places

Google is looking to the public in an effort to make navigating the world easier for people with disabilities.

September 18, 2017

Netflix Renews Series About Teen With ASD

Netflix is ordering up more episodes of a series about the experiences of a teen with autism and his family.

September 15, 2017
"Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Takes Home Emmys

A documentary series chronicling the lives of seven young adults with Down syndrome is the winner of multiple Emmy Awards.

September 12, 2017

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Rental Market Unkind To Those With Developmental Disabilities

As people with developmental disabilities increasingly live in community-based settings, a first-of-its-kind report is finding that they face a multitude of barriers in obtaining housing.

September 7, 2017

Model With Down Syndrome Expands Fashion Line

A model with Down syndrome will mark her return to New York Fashion Week with a new apparel collection.

September 5, 2017
Mikayla Holmgren, who has Down syndrome

Down Syndrome Prevalence On The Rise

As people with Down syndrome live longer, a new analysis suggests that this population is growing, but that may not hold true for long.

August 31, 2017

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"Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Wins New Season

After receiving a half-dozen Emmy nominations, new episodes of a reality show following a group of young people with Down syndrome are on the way.

August 28, 2017
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Feds Clarify New Rule For Special Needs Trusts

Special needs trusts have a new level of flexibility and federal officials are working to ensure that state Medicaid directors understand the implications.

August 23, 2017
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Disability Suits Fuel Rise In Civil Rights Claims Against Schools

Civil rights lawsuits against schools are on track to double compared to four years ago thanks in large part to disability-related claims, according to a new review of federal court filings.

August 22, 2017

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Target

Target Unveils Clothing For Kids With Special Needs

Target is rolling out a collection of sensory-friendly apparel for children and says adaptive clothing for those with disabilities is on the way too.

August 17, 2017
The Grown-Ups

Down Syndrome Documentary Coming To PBS

Deep questions about independence — or lack thereof — for adults with Down syndrome are at the center of a new film that's set to make its television debut.

August 15, 2017
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Schools Accused Of Denying Special Education Services

The nation's largest school district is being accused of failing to provide speech therapy, occupational therapy and other legally-mandated services to students with disabilities.

August 2, 2017

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