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Feds Eye New Rules On Flying With Service Animals

Citing "significant concerns" from people with disabilities and others, federal airline regulators are weighing big changes to rules for service animals in flight.

May 22, 2018

FDA Grants Fast-Track Status To Possible Autism Drug

For at least the second time this year, the Food and Drug Administration is moving to accelerate the approval process for a drug designed to address the core symptoms of autism.

May 17, 2018
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Inclusion Rates Lagging For Students With Intellectual Disabilities

Under federal law, students with disabilities are supposed to attend class with their typically-developing peers as much as possible, but new research suggests that may not be happening.

May 15, 2018

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How Geography Influences Autism Treatment

There are many treatment options for children with autism ranging from speech and behavioral therapy to medication, but which ones families choose appears to depend on where they live.

May 10, 2018

Microsoft Unveils $25 Million Disability Initiative

Microsoft is putting big money into a new effort aimed at ramping up development of technologies benefiting people with disabilities.

May 8, 2018
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Test Predicts Autism In Babies As Young As 3 Months

New research suggests that a simple, inexpensive test may be able to accurately identify whether or not children as young as 3 months will go on to have autism.

May 3, 2018

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Trump Signs Bill Adding Protections For Social Security, SSI Recipients

Individuals tasked with handling Social Security payments for people with disabilities will be subject to greater scrutiny under a new law signed by President Donald Trump.

April 17, 2018

Zappos, PBS Launching Apparel For Children With Special Needs

PBS KIDS is working with Zappos to introduce a clothing line aimed at meeting the unique sensory and adaptive needs of kids with disabilities.

April 12, 2018
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Federal Watchdog: Students With Disabilities More Frequently Disciplined

A new government analysis finds that students with disabilities face a greater likelihood of suspension or arrest no matter what type of school they attend or how wealthy its student body is.

April 9, 2018

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‘Sesame Street’ Expands Autism Focus

On television, online and at their theme park, the people behind "Sesame Street" say they are adding more resources and increasing efforts to include kids on the spectrum.

April 5, 2018

Kids’ Show Features Cast With Autism

A first-of-its-kind kids' show with a star and core cast who are all on the autism spectrum is making its television debut.

April 3, 2018

Remote Assessments Could Speed Autism Diagnosis

A trip to the doctor's office to get an autism diagnosis may one day be unnecessary, with new research finding that the disorder can be accurately identified in many kids via telemedicine.

March 30, 2018

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