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Principal, Teachers May Be Fired After Boy Given ‘Most Annoying’ Trophy

After an 11-year-old with autism was given a trophy naming him the "Most Annoying Male" in his class, the local district is seeking to terminate the school's principal and three teachers.

June 13, 2019
Restaurant employee

Lawmakers Look To Jump-Start Employment For Transition-Age Youth

With a bipartisan proposal, members of Congress are pushing a new plan to increase competitive, integrated employment for young people with developmental disabilities.

June 12, 2019

Principal Goes Extra Mile For Student With Special Needs

A first-grader with autism didn't want to face the last day of school, so the boy's principal met him at home and the two walked to class together.

June 11, 2019

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Julia

With Muppet On The Spectrum, ‘Sesame Street’ Makes Impact

Nearly four years after "Sesame Street" introduced a muppet with autism, new research suggests that the show's materials focused on the developmental disorder are making a difference.

June 10, 2019
Students sit in a special education class

Nation’s Schools Serving More Students Under IDEA

New federal data shows that there are more children in special education and they are accounting for a greater percentage of public school students across the country.

June 6, 2019

Special Education Teacher Gives Boy ‘Most Annoying’ Award

A father is expressing disbelief after his fifth-grader, who has autism, was given a trophy dubbing him the "most annoying male" by his special education teacher.

June 4, 2019

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Nightclub For Adults With Disabilities Fosters Love, Friendship And Inclusion

At what might be the only club of its kind in the country, hundreds of people with developmental disabilities come to dance, make friends and be like anyone else out for the night.

June 4, 2019

Police Turn To Virtual Reality To Train Officers On Those With Special Needs

Virtual reality is being used to help train police in one of the nation's largest cities on how to deal with people who have disabilities or mental health issues as part of a pilot program.

June 4, 2019
Behavior therapist works with young people

Autism Insurance Mandates Increasingly Extend To Adults

Nearly every state requires insurance companies to cover autism therapies for children. Now, some states are moving to mandate coverage for adults too.

June 3, 2019

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Andrew Butler and his parents

State Looks To Help Families Of Kids With Severe Behaviors

A proposal would set aside money to help parents of kids with severe behaviors access in-home and residential care and other supports without being forced to relinquish custody.

May 30, 2019
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Amazon Removes More Books Peddling Autism ‘Cures’

For the second time this year, online retail giant Amazon says it has pulled multiple books from its site that claim to offer cures for autism and other conditions.

May 29, 2019
Google Glass

Google Glass May Help Improve Social Skills In Kids With ASD

Researchers say they have more evidence that an at-home intervention using Google Glass boosts socialization and learning in kids with autism.

May 28, 2019

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