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Netflix Series To Focus On Teen With ASD

A coming-of-age story about a teenager on the autism spectrum and his family is coming to Netflix.

October 18, 2016
Cities across the country were rated based on 25 different metrics for a new ranking identifying the best places to live for those with disabilities. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Cities Named Most Disability-Friendly

A new analysis is ranking the nation's most populated cities based on how desirable they are for people with disabilities.

October 12, 2016
Evan Davis, a student in the SUCCESS program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, walks with his red backpack to class. Five states will get federal money for demonstration projects focused on improving post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities. (Emilie Eastman/Capital News Service/TNS)

Education Department Aims To Improve Transition Outcomes

Federal officials are funneling millions of dollars toward efforts to better prepare students with disabilities for post-secondary education and competitive employment.

October 10, 2016

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The unemployment rate for people with disabilities fell significantly last month, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor. (Thinkstock)

Sharp Drop Seen In Disability Unemployment Rate

New figures from the U.S. Department of Labor show a steep decline in the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities.

October 7, 2016
Individuals with developmental disabilities get some exercise and fresh air while hanging out in a courtyard at Quinlan Terrace, a residential facility in Chicago. Access to community-based services varies significantly from one state to the next, according to a new national ranking, which puts Arizona on top. Illinois falls near the bottom of the ranking and Mississippi is dead last for the tenth year running. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Ranking Names States With Best Disability Services

A new national ranking of developmental disability services finds states with top offerings coast to coast, but warns that a growing number of people are facing long waits for supports.

October 3, 2016
The team from "Born This Way" accepts the Emmy Award for outstanding unstructured reality program at the Television Academy's 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards earlier this month in Los Angeles. (Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)

New Season Ahead For Down Syndrome Reality Show

Fresh off a big win, a reality show all about the experiences of young people with Down syndrome is getting renewed.

September 28, 2016

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Virtual World Shows Promise For Teaching Social Skills

Engaging in social situations in a virtual environment may significantly improve real-world interactions for young people with autism, new research suggests.

September 27, 2016

Study: Autism Moms Face Greater Risk Of Heart Disease

Raising a child with autism may take a deeper toll than previously thought with new research suggesting that such moms face a heightened risk of heart disease.

September 23, 2016

Over $24 Million Tagged For Disability Employment

The U.S. Department of Labor is sending millions of dollars to states and organizations, all earmarked to improve the employment odds facing people with disabilities.

September 20, 2016

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The U.S. Department of Education is settling a dispute with South Carolina over the state's "maintenance of effort" obligations for funding special education. (Shutterstock)

Feds, State Make Nice Over Special Ed Dispute

A long-running disagreement over special education funding is coming to a close.

September 15, 2016
The A&E series "Born This Way," which features seven young adults with Down syndrome, won the Emmy for outstanding unstructured reality program. (Adam Taylor/A&E Network)

‘Born This Way’ Scores Emmy Win

A reality show following the lives of seven young adults with developmental disabilities has come out on top, winning an Emmy for outstanding unstructured reality program.

September 12, 2016
New guidelines from the U.N. Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities indicate that countries have a responsibility to ensure that their educational systems are fully-inclusive. (Shutterstock)

UN Panel Calls For Inclusive Education

Being educated in an inclusive environment is a basic right for students with disabilities, according to a new set of guidelines from the United Nations.

September 7, 2016

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