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Inclusion Increasingly The Norm For Students With Disabilities

More students with disabilities are being educated alongside their typically-developing peers, according to new federal data.

February 19, 2019

Lawyer On The Spectrum Hopes To Advocate, Inspire

When Haley Moss was diagnosed with autism at age 3, doctors said she would be lucky to graduate high school and get a minimum-wage job. Today, she's a practicing attorney and author.

February 19, 2019
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States Skirting Obligation To Cover ABA Therapy

Despite a federal mandate nearly five years ago, several state Medicaid programs are still failing to cover treatment like applied behavior analysis for children with autism, advocates say.

February 14, 2019

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App Aims To Help Air Travelers With Special Needs

In an effort to ease the travel experience for people with special needs, one airport is offering video, audio and text instructions for navigating everything from check-in to boarding.

February 12, 2019
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Congress Considers Renewal Of Autism Act

Lawmakers are looking to secure over $1 billion in the coming years for federal efforts to address the needs of people with autism, including additional support for adults on the spectrum.

February 11, 2019

Boot Camp Helps Businesses Looking To Employ Those With Autism

An online boot camp is helping individuals looking to launch social enterprises, with the goal of creating profitable businesses that also employ those with developmental disabilities.

February 5, 2019

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With Mom’s Green Card On The Line, Family Forgoes ASD Services For Citizen Child

A girl needs autism treatment, but as immigration enforcement becomes stricter, her immigrant mother is afraid of turning to Medicaid.

February 1, 2019
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Artist Who ‘Just Happens To Be Autistic’ Winning Acclaim

An artist with autism is wowing critics from The New York Times and elsewhere with his intricate, large-scale sculptures of buildings made from foam and cardboard that he found in the trash.

January 31, 2019
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CDC To Collect Data On Teens With Autism

Federal officials are moving forward with plans to track the experiences of teenagers with autism.

January 28, 2019

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Voters Elect Man With Autism To 2 Public Offices

No one officially tracks how many people with autism are serving in public office, but a Maine politician appears to be among a small group who are open about being on the spectrum.

January 25, 2019
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Restraint Death Prompts School To Close

Following the death of a 13-year-old with autism who was restrained face-down for nearly two hours, the school where the incident occurred will cease operations permanently.

January 24, 2019
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School Day Shortened For Hundreds With Disabilities, Suit Claims

A federal class action lawsuit alleges that the school day for many kids with disabilities is being cut short, with some as young as 5 receiving just one or two hours of instruction a day.

January 23, 2019

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