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The documentary "Life, Animated," which premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival, will be released theatrically later this year. (Tom Bergmann)

Following Sundance Win, Autism Documentary To Hit Theaters

A documentary focusing on the coming-of-age story of a boy on the spectrum is headed to theaters later this year after picking up an award at the acclaimed Sundance Film Festival.

February 8, 2016

Hiring Dips For People With Disabilities

The unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is on the rise, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

February 5, 2016
In an annual report to Congress, the U.S. Department of Education said that students with disabilities are spending an increasing amount of time in general education classrooms. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Report: Inclusion On Rise In Nation’s Schools

A growing number of students with disabilities are spending most of the day in regular education classrooms alongside their typically-developing peers, according to new federal statistics.

February 2, 2016

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Lego Rolling Out Minifigure In Wheelchair

Lego said it will include a boy in a wheelchair in a forthcoming set of its iconic minifigures.

January 29, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice says it now expects to issue proposed rules on accessibility for non-government websites in 2018. (Thinkstock)

Obama Administration Delaying Web Accessibility Rules

Long-anticipated federal rules detailing how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to much of the Internet are still years away.

January 27, 2016
The winners of the Schneider Family Book Awards include "Fish in a Tree," "The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B" and "The War that Saved my Life." (Penguin Random House)

Children’s Books Honored For Portraying Disability Experience

Four new books for kids and teens are being lauded for focusing on disabilities with a set of awards handed out alongside the famed Caldecott and Newbery Medals.

January 25, 2016

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The U.S. Supreme Court is asking for the federal government's take before deciding whether to hear a special education case. (Thinkstock)

Supreme Court Seeks Input On Special Education Matter

The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the Obama administration to weigh in as it considers whether to take up a case brought by the family of a girl who sought to bring her service dog to school.

January 21, 2016

Justice Department Intervenes In Housing Discrimination Case

A mother and daughter – both of whom have developmental disabilities – are set to receive a five-figure payout amid claims that they were harassed and pressured to move from their apartment.

January 19, 2016
Prom-goers embrace during a "Night to Shine" event in Orland Park, Ill. last year. (Tim Tebow Foundation)

Proms Expected To Draw 30,000 With Special Needs

This Valentine's Day weekend, hundreds of proms planned specifically for people with special needs will take place on a single night at sites around the globe.

January 14, 2016

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A&E Network has committed to a second season of the documentary series "Born This Way." (Adam Taylor)

TV Show Featuring Young Adults With Down Syndrome To Return

More episodes are on the way for a new television show focusing on the lives of young adults with Down syndrome.

January 12, 2016

At Year’s End, More With Disabilities Employed

New government data shows that hiring is on the rise and Americans with disabilities appear to be sharing in the gains.

January 8, 2016
A sheltered workshop employee takes a momentary break from repackaging plastic sprayers to chat with her mother. A settlement to resolve a first-of-its-kind lawsuit will allow more than 1,000 Oregon residents with disabilities who are currently working in segregated settings to enter community-based employment. (Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Judge Approves Shift Away From Sheltered Workshops

A settlement in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit is set to reshape a state-run employment program for people with disabilities that has been heavily dependent on sheltered workshops.

January 6, 2016

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