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Facebook Accused Of Disability-Related Discrimination

Facebook is being accused of allowing advertisers to discriminate against people with disabilities and other groups in violation of federal law.

August 21, 2018
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Advocates Push For Greater Airline Accessibility

A lawsuit is seeking to force the nation's airlines to make big changes in order to better accommodate travelers with disabilities.

August 14, 2018
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Kids With Autism See Social Skills Boost With Google Glass

New research suggests that technology developed by Google may be able to help unlock social abilities and lessen symptom severity in children with autism.

August 2, 2018

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Inclusion Lacking In Top Hollywood Films

People with disabilities remain woefully underrepresented in major Hollywood movies, according to a new analysis.

July 31, 2018
Special Olympics at 50

Smithsonian Puts Spotlight On Special Olympics

With a new exhibit, the Smithsonian Institution is highlighting how athletics have helped to dramatically change the lives of people with intellectual disabilities over the last 50 years.

July 27, 2018
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Movie Theaters Subject To New ADA Requirements

Under new rules taking effect this summer, the nation's movie theaters must do more to accommodate people with disabilities.

July 24, 2018

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Study: Most Kids Still Aren’t Screened For Developmental Delays

It's recommended that all young children be regularly screened for developmental delays, but new research finds that's not happening with fewer than 1 in 5 kids in some areas being evaluated.

July 12, 2018

Feds Urge Steps To Make Group Homes Safer

Five months after a scathing report found that injuries and even deaths of those with developmental disabilities living in group homes often go overlooked, federal officials are responding.

June 29, 2018

Study Affirms Prospect Of Autism Blood Test

New research is offering stronger proof that a blood test may be able to accurately predict whether or not a child has autism.

June 22, 2018

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Nation Spending More On Community Living

Government spending on home and community-based services has risen dramatically, with a new report finding that growth doubled year-over-year as funding for institutions declined.

June 14, 2018
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App Shows Potential In Flagging Autism

New research suggests that a simple iPhone app could be instrumental in helping screen children for autism from the comfort of home.

June 12, 2018
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Special Education Enrollment Trends Upward

The number of students receiving special education in the nation's public schools is on the rise, according to a new federal report.

June 5, 2018

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