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Blood, Urine Tests Could Change How Autism Is Diagnosed

New research suggests that blood and urine tests could one day be used to diagnose autism, potentially offering a biomarker to identify children at younger ages.

February 20, 2018

For Adults With Autism, Specialized Therapy May Boost Employment Odds

New research suggests that a type of therapy relying on computer-based exercises and small group sessions can yield big gains for adults with autism, potentially increasing employability.

February 15, 2018
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Children’s Books Honored For Disability Themes

Three children's books are garnering major accolades for telling the stories of people with disabilities, receiving special honors alongside the famed Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

February 13, 2018

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Boy With Down Syndrome Named Gerber Baby

In a first, this year's Gerber baby is a young boy with Down syndrome.

February 7, 2018
"Night to Shine" prom

Over 90,000 Expected At Proms For Those With Special Needs

Teens and adults with disabilities from around the globe are expected to attend hundreds of proms planned just for them on a single night ahead of Valentine's Day.

February 6, 2018
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Target Adding Clothing For Adults With Special Needs

Target is expanding its clothing options for people with disabilities beyond children with a new collection of jeans and tops in adult sizes.

January 31, 2018

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Report: Colleges Failing To Protect Students With Disabilities

Despite research suggesting that women with disabilities are more likely to experience sexual assault on campus, a federal report finds many universities unprepared to support these students.

January 30, 2018

EEOC Records Drop In Job-Based Disability Discrimination Complaints

After two record-setting years, federal officials are reporting that complaints of disability-based job discrimination are down.

January 26, 2018
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Preschoolers With Disabilities Inordinately Suspended, Report Finds

Students with disabilities represent just 13 percent of the nation's preschoolers, but a new report finds they account for three-quarters of all suspensions and expulsions.

January 22, 2018

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Film Starring Actors With ASD Coming To The Big Screen

A feature film starring multiple people with autism is headed for a national release.

January 17, 2018
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Ideas Sought On Improving Transition Outcomes

Federal officials are looking for ideas to help improve outcomes for young people with disabilities as they enter adulthood.

January 16, 2018
"Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Wins Critics’ Choice Award

A reality show about the lives of several young adults with Down syndrome is picking up another award.

January 12, 2018

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