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Cole Sibus

TV Season Set For Record High Disability Representation

There are more characters with disabilities set to appear on prime-time television this season than ever before, according to a new report, though representation still falls far short.

November 15, 2019
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Educators Charged In Death Of Teen With Autism Restrained At School

Prosecutors have filed involuntary manslaughter charges against administrators and a teacher at a school where a student with autism died after being restrained face down for nearly two hours.

November 14, 2019
Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Revenue Surges

The nation's largest autism advocacy group is reporting a big spike in fundraising.

November 12, 2019

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Luna Azul

Online Matching Service Pairs Adult Roommates With Developmental Disabilities

An online service that's believed to be the first of its kind is helping people with developmental disabilities find compatible roommates and settle into homes independent from their families.

November 11, 2019

Nation’s Largest Health Insurer Fined Over Autism Claims

Officials in one state announced a $1 million fine against insurance giant UnitedHealthcare for improperly handling claims related to autism and other mental health care.

November 8, 2019

Tylenol Use During Pregnancy Linked To Higher Rate Of Autism

Exposure to acetaminophen — better known as Tylenol — in the womb may have some connection with a child's risk for ADHD and autism spectrum disorder, suggests a new study.

November 1, 2019

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College student with Down syndrome

Future Uncertain For College Programs Serving Students With Disabilities

Federal support for many colleges serving students with intellectual disabilities expires next year, and programs are scrambling to identify new sources of funding.

October 30, 2019

First He Was Shot At By Police. Now He Is Being Evicted From His Group Home

Three years after a man with developmental disabilities wandered from his group home and found himself at the center of a police shooting, his troubles are far from over.

October 29, 2019

On Halloween, Blue Buckets Ease Way For Kids Who Are Nonverbal

The blue bucket — used on Halloween to signal that a trick-or-treater has autism or is nonverbal for another reason — is taking off this year thanks to one mom's viral Facebook post.

October 25, 2019

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Office worker

Campaign Aims To Create 1 Million Jobs For People With Disabilities

Three of the nation's most prominent disability organizations are banding together in an effort to bring about a million jobs for people with developmental disabilities by 2025.

October 24, 2019

FDA, FTC Crack Down On Unproven Autism Treatments

Federal regulators are warning a company against using unsubstantiated claims to illegally peddle a slate of supposed treatments for autism and other conditions.

October 23, 2019
Pediatrician with patient

Study Exposes ‘Significant Shortcomings’ In Autism Screening

The primary method that pediatricians use to identify children with autism is missing more kids with the developmental disorder than it catches, new research suggests.

October 21, 2019

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