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Autism Drama Set To Debut On ABC

A new prime-time drama with a lead character on the spectrum will premiere this fall.

July 25, 2017

Analysis Finds Voter Turnout Low Among Those With Special Needs

Despite increased talk of disability issues during last year's presidential campaign, new research suggests that voter turnout still lagged among this population.

July 21, 2017

Crime Twice As Common Among People With Disabilities

People with disabilities are more than twice as likely to be victims of violent crime, according to new federal data.

July 18, 2017

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For Those With Autism, Behavioral Crises May Have Warning Signs

Many kids and teens with autism exhibit challenging behaviors, but new research suggests that certain risk factors separate those that end up needing inpatient treatment.

July 13, 2017
Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama To Salute Special Olympics Founder

Former first lady Michelle Obama will highlight the work of one of the world's largest organizations for people with intellectual disabilities during a nationally-televised event this week.

July 11, 2017

Report: Less Than 1 In 5 With Disabilities Employed

An annual government snapshot of employment among Americans with disabilities finds some signs of improvement even as this population continues to struggle finding work.

June 29, 2017

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Autism At Center Of New Netflix Series ‘Atypical’

The coming-of-age story of an 18-year-old with autism is headed to Netflix.

June 26, 2017

Predicting Success Of Autism Treatments May Be Possible, Study Finds

Participating in autism interventions can be costly and time consuming, but new research suggests there could be a way to predict whether or not specific treatments will be effective.

June 22, 2017
School class

Lawmakers Call For Full Funding Of IDEA

With a new legislative proposal, members of Congress are reviving a plan to boost federal spending on special education.

June 19, 2017

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Morgan's Inspiration Island

Water Park For Those With Special Needs Set To Open

Just in time for summer, a first-of-its-kind splash park designed from the ground up to accommodate people with various special needs will make its debut.

June 15, 2017

‘Speechless’ Creator Urges Casting Of Actors With Disabilities

The creator of a prime-time comedy starring a teen with cerebral palsy is pushing other Hollywood bigwigs to cast more actors with disabilities, calling barriers to such inclusion "false."

June 13, 2017
Eunice Kennedy Shriver

ESPN To Honor Special Olympics Founder

A prestigious award bestowed during a nationally-televised event this summer will put a spotlight on one of the world's largest organizations for people with developmental disabilities.

June 9, 2017

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