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Doctors Urged To Broaden Care For Children With Disabilities

Pediatricians are being encouraged to consider more than the medical issues in front of them when treating kids with special needs.

December 18, 2018

Home Videos May Speed Autism Diagnosis

Short home videos may provide enough information to determine whether or not a child is on the autism spectrum, a new study suggests.

December 14, 2018
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Santa Ready To Go Sensory-Friendly

Just in time for the holidays, a series of special events across the country will offer calmer environments for children with disabilities to enjoy some one-on-one time with Santa Claus.

November 27, 2018

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FBI Records Spike In Disability-Related Hate Crimes

As hate crimes across the U.S. surge, new data indicates that incidents targeting people with disabilities are up sharply too.

November 14, 2018
Scale

Weight Troubles Plague Kids With ASD, Developmental Delays Equally

Children with developmental delays — including autism — are nearly 50 percent more likely than other kids to become overweight or obese at young ages, according to a new study.

November 9, 2018
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Napping May Interfere With Learning In Those With Down Syndrome

While naps typically help young people retain information they've learned, new research suggests that the opposite may be true for those with Down syndrome.

November 1, 2018

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Labor Department Looks To Incentivize Disability Hiring

Federal contractors may soon get one more reason to prioritize hiring workers with disabilities.

October 29, 2018

Screening Tool May Identify Root Of Autism Behavior Problems

Kids with autism often struggle with behavior issues, but researchers say a simple new questionnaire may be able to determine if an underlying medical condition is actually the cause.

October 24, 2018
FTC building

Companies Under Fire For Hawking Fake Autism, Cerebral Palsy Treatments

Federal officials are taking action against two companies for charging thousands of dollars for therapies they "deceptively" claimed could treat autism, cerebral palsy and other conditions.

October 22, 2018

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Report: School Absences More Frequent For Kids With Disabilities

Children with developmental disabilities are far more likely to be missing a lot of school, according to a new federal report, with those who have certain conditions at especially high risk.

October 17, 2018
Student takes test

Test-Maker Says It’s No Longer Divulging Students’ Disabilities

A major standardized test-maker says it has changed its ways after being accused of illegally disclosing students' disabilities.

October 16, 2018
Social Security office

SSI, Social Security Payments Will Grow In 2019

Payments to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries are set to go up a good bit next year.

October 12, 2018

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