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Disability Suits Fuel Rise In Civil Rights Claims Against Schools

Civil rights lawsuits against schools are on track to double compared to four years ago thanks in large part to disability-related claims, according to a new review of federal court filings.

August 22, 2017
Target

Target Unveils Clothing For Kids With Special Needs

Target is rolling out a collection of sensory-friendly apparel for children and says adaptive clothing for those with disabilities is on the way too.

August 17, 2017
The Grown-Ups

Down Syndrome Documentary Coming To PBS

Deep questions about independence — or lack thereof — for adults with Down syndrome are at the center of a new film that's set to make its television debut.

August 15, 2017

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School buses

Schools Accused Of Denying Special Education Services

The nation's largest school district is being accused of failing to provide speech therapy, occupational therapy and other legally-mandated services to students with disabilities.

August 2, 2017
Hollywood

Report: Disability Remains Underrepresented In Movies

A new analysis of hundreds of the most popular films in recent years finds that portrayals of people with disabilities are few and far between.

August 1, 2017

Robotic Device Shows Promise For Kids With Cerebral Palsy

Training with a robotic device may help some kids with cerebral palsy gain strength and improve both posture and walking abilities, researchers say.

July 27, 2017

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The Good Doctor

Autism Drama Set To Debut On ABC

A new prime-time drama with a lead character on the spectrum will premiere this fall.

July 25, 2017

Analysis Finds Voter Turnout Low Among Those With Special Needs

Despite increased talk of disability issues during last year's presidential campaign, new research suggests that voter turnout still lagged among this population.

July 21, 2017

Crime Twice As Common Among People With Disabilities

People with disabilities are more than twice as likely to be victims of violent crime, according to new federal data.

July 18, 2017

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For Those With Autism, Behavioral Crises May Have Warning Signs

Many kids and teens with autism exhibit challenging behaviors, but new research suggests that certain risk factors separate those that end up needing inpatient treatment.

July 13, 2017
Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama To Salute Special Olympics Founder

Former first lady Michelle Obama will highlight the work of one of the world's largest organizations for people with intellectual disabilities during a nationally-televised event this week.

July 11, 2017

Report: Less Than 1 In 5 With Disabilities Employed

An annual government snapshot of employment among Americans with disabilities finds some signs of improvement even as this population continues to struggle finding work.

June 29, 2017

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