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Google Adds Details On Accessibility

A small change to Google Maps could make a big difference for people with disabilities.

January 17, 2017
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Chuck E. Cheese’s Eyes Autism Market

Children's entertainment center Chuck E. Cheese's is looking to make its offering more accessible to kids with autism and other special needs.

January 13, 2017
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Study: Exercise May Cut Behavior Issues In Half

Researchers say there may be a simple way to reduce challenging behaviors among those with autism and similar disorders during the school day — add in some exercise.

January 10, 2017

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Tony Crawley, left, administers medication through his son Rowan's feeding tube.

Caregiving Costly For Special Needs Families

Families of children with special needs provide billions of dollars in unpaid medical care each year, researchers say, significantly compromising their own ability to earn a living.

January 4, 2017
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Improved Airline Accessibility In The Works

The U.S. Department of Transportation is planning to move forward with new regulations mandating greater accessibility for people with disabilities when they fly.

December 14, 2016
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Feds Target Disparities In Special Education

With a new rule, the Obama administration is looking to make sure that minority students aren't overrepresented in special education.

December 13, 2016

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Education Department Sees Rise In Disability Complaints

In a year when the U.S. Department of Education fielded a record number of civil rights complaints, new data indicates that allegations of disability discrimination are up dramatically.

December 8, 2016
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Movie Theaters Target Of New ADA Mandate

The Obama administration is implementing a new regulation that will require the nation's movie theaters to do more to accommodate people with disabilities.

December 5, 2016
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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

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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
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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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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

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