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Company Peddling Unproven Autism Treatments Forced To Close

A drug and dietary supplement maker has been ordered to cease operations after the FDA found that it was falsely marketing products as being able to treat autism and other conditions.

February 24, 2017
Cassandra Burgess-Alex with her son Diallo, who has autism

Study Finds Medicaid Waivers Help Parents Stay Employed

Parents of children with autism are more likely to remain in the workforce if they have access to Medicaid waiver services for their kids, new research suggests.

February 21, 2017
School bus

Education Department Records Uptick In Special Ed Enrollment

The number of American schoolchildren receiving special education services is on the rise.

February 16, 2017

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Australian model and designer Madeline Stuart

Model With Down Syndrome Launches Fashion Line

Little more than a year after making headlines for strutting the runway at New York Fashion Week, a model with Down syndrome is back at the iconic event to debut her own clothing line.

February 14, 2017
A vial containing the MMR vaccine

In Light Of Autism Comments, White House Prodded On Vaccines

Hundreds of organizations — including many of the nation's leading autism and disability advocacy groups — have written to President Donald Trump in an effort to dispel fears about vaccines.

February 9, 2017

Study Finds Law Boosted Services For Kids On The Spectrum

Children with autism are receiving more services at no added cost to their families thanks to a federal law that requires expanded mental health coverage, researchers say.

February 7, 2017

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Charges of disability-related job discrimination hit a record high for the second year in a row, the EEOC said.

Workplace Disability Discrimination Claims Set New Record

Federal officials say they are receiving an increasing number of complaints of disability-based job discrimination.

February 6, 2017
Consuelo Martinez watches her daughter Chelsea, who has autism, play the violin

Study: For Those With Autism, Fixations Can Be Beneficial

Parents and teachers should do more to embrace the preferred interests of those with autism, researchers say, pointing out that such aptitudes can be calming and form the basis for careers.

February 3, 2017
"Night to Shine"

Proms For Those With Special Needs Expected To Draw 75,000

Just before Valentine's, hundreds of proms for teens and adults with disabilities are slated to take place at locations around the world on a single day.

January 31, 2017

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"Six Dots" and "As Brave As You"

Kids’ Books Recognized For Disability Storylines

Three children's books are being honored alongside this year's picks for the Caldecott and Newbery Medals for focusing on the experiences of those with special needs.

January 27, 2017
The White House

Disability References Removed From White House Website

As President Donald Trump took office, nearly every reference to disabilities on the White House website disappeared.

January 23, 2017
Walmart

Walmart Accused Of Disability Discrimination

The EEOC is alleging that the nation's largest private employer violated the ADA by firing a longtime employee with Down syndrome.

January 20, 2017

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