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Google will donate a dollar toward special education projects for each purchase made this holiday season using Android Pay. (Bigstock)

Google Pledges Funds For Special Education

Google is sharing the wealth this holiday season, with a plan to donate up to $1 million to benefit students in special education at schools across the country.

December 1, 2015
A new study suggests that adults with autism are more likely than typically-developing individuals their age to experience a range of health issues. (Thinkstock)

Study Highlights Health Risks For Those With Autism

Researchers are warning that more attention needs to be paid to the overall health of adults with autism, with a new study finding them at greater risk for a host of maladies.

November 20, 2015
A&E will air six hour-long episodes of “Born This Way,” which follows seven young adults with Down syndrome. (Adam Taylor)

New TV Series Features Young Adults With Down Syndrome

The production company behind "Keeping up with the Kardashians" and other reality television staples will debut a new documentary series following young adults with Down syndrome.

November 16, 2015

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Kindergarten students line up for lunch at a charter school in Los Angeles. Findings from a new report suggest that special education enrollment is on the rise at charters. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Inclusion More Common At Charter Schools, Report Finds

Long derided for welcoming too few kids with disabilities, a new report finds that a growing percentage of charter school students qualify for special education.

November 12, 2015

Marriage Concerns Insufficient To Warrant Guardianship

A family's concerns about a 29-year-old man with Down syndrome wanting to marry are not sufficient reason to place him under guardianship, a judge has determined.

November 10, 2015

Jobless Rate Little Changed For People With Disabilities

The employment situation for Americans with disabilities remains largely static, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor, even as the nation's economy sees further growth.

November 6, 2015

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A Google self-driving car hits the road in California. The National Council on Disability is recommending several steps the federal government should take to ensure that autonomous vehicles are accessible to people with disabilities. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Accessibility Urged On Road To Self-Driving Cars

A federal agency is calling on automakers and lawmakers alike to consider the needs of people with disabilities as self-driving cars inch closer to reality.

November 4, 2015

Fake Cover Letters Reveal Disability Job Bias

Employers -- especially at small companies -- are far less likely to respond to job seekers with disabilities, according to findings from a field test looking at thousands of job applications.

November 3, 2015
A study of more than 5,000 kids with autism suggests that those on the spectrum are more likely than other children to be overweight even at very young ages. (Thinkstock)

Obesity More Common Among Kids With Autism, Study Finds

A new study is warning that children with autism face a heightened risk for obesity and they start packing on the pounds at much younger ages than their typically-developing peers.

November 2, 2015

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Fewer characters with disabilities are expected to appear regularly on network television this season, a new report finds. (Thinkstock)

TV Featuring Fewer Characters With Disabilities

For the first time in two years, the number of characters with disabilities on prime-time television is on the decline, a new report finds.

October 28, 2015
Target is getting props for including a model with a disability in its advertising ahead of Halloween. (Thinkstock)

Target Ad Includes Model With Disability

National retailer Target is earning praise for prominently featuring a child with a disability in a Halloween advertisement seen by millions.

October 27, 2015
A new report from the Government Accountability Office finds that IDEA’s maintenance of effort requirement may be overly rigid, potentially limiting innovation and prompting funding cuts for general education programs. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/San Jose Mercury News/TNS)

Increased Flexibility Urged For Special Ed Funding

A strict requirement that schools keep up their spending on special education year to year may have unintended consequences, federal investigators say.

October 23, 2015

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