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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
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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
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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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Study: Specialized Teacher Training Yields More Success For Kids With ASD

Training public school teachers specifically to work with students who have autism makes a big difference, new research suggests, helping kids on the spectrum excel in mainstream classes.

October 8, 2018

When It Comes To Inclusion, Does Religion Need A Wake-Up Call?

Having a child with special needs can be a deterrent to attending religious services, new research suggests, but the likelihood that families participate depends on the type of disability.

October 1, 2018
Jenni Gold on the red carpet

Film Tells Story Of Disabilities In Hollywood

A new documentary featuring a who's who of Hollywood A-listers is delving into the history of how disabilities are portrayed on screen.

September 27, 2018

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U.S. Department of Education

Trump Administration ‘Rethinking’ Special Ed

The nation's top special education official is setting a new agenda for the U.S. Department of Education as it works to address the needs of students with disabilities.

September 21, 2018

New Documentary Questions IQ As A Measure Of Intelligence

A film challenging what it means to have intellectual disability is set to screen at theaters across the country.

September 18, 2018
Man with autism and his mom

Living With Mom And Dad May Impede Access To Autism Services

As more children with autism enter adulthood, new research finds that residing with family may predict more than anything how much access they have to services.

September 12, 2018

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Millions In Disability Housing Assistance Headed To States

People with disabilities in nearly every state will receive help accessing housing in the community thanks to an infusion of millions in federal dollars.

September 6, 2018
Pediatrician with patient

Doctor Training Program Speeds Autism Diagnosis

Training primary care providers to accurately diagnose autism is yielding big dividends, researchers say, allowing children on the spectrum to be identified and start treatment far sooner.

September 4, 2018
Social Security office

SSI May Have Overpaid $380 Million To Beneficiaries

Social Security may have overpaid in excess of $380 million to some 77,000 people receiving Supplemental Security Income, according to a government audit.

August 30, 2018

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