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Disability Issues Enter Spotlight In 2020 Presidential Race

In a shift that has become a political necessity, Democratic presidential hopefuls are giving unprecedented attention to disability issues in the run-up to the 2020 election.

January 28, 2020

Craft Brew Pub Thrives, Thanks To A Secret Ingredient: Workers With Disabilities

At Brewability, a craft beer pub run almost entirely by people with disabilities, the bartenders have autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other conditions.

January 28, 2020

With Blog, Teen with Autism Gains Voice

After being nonverbal for years, a teen with autism learned to spell his thoughts one letter at a time. Now, he's working to show the world that others like him shouldn't be underestimated.

January 28, 2020

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Large Study Identifies Trove Of Genes Linked To Autism

In what's being called the largest study of its kind, researchers say they've identified more than 100 genes associated with autism.

January 24, 2020
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After Coming Off Wait List, Families Still Struggle To Find Services

Being selected to come off the waiting list for disability services can feel like "winning the lotto," but the thrill is short-lived for families who can't find programs to serve them.

January 22, 2020

Judge Slashes Verdict In Risperdal Case

A judge chopped an $8 billion award to a man who claimed the maker of Risperdal failed to warn that boys using the drug — commonly prescribed to those with autism — could grow breasts.

January 21, 2020

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Parents Seek Housing For Adult Children With Disabilities

With an imperfect patchwork of existing options — ranging from institutions to group homes to independent living — many parents are wondering the same thing: what happens when we die?

January 14, 2020
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A Quarter Of Kids With Autism Go Undiagnosed, Study Suggests

A substantial number of children who meet the criteria for autism are failing to receive a formal diagnosis, according to a new study based on data from the CDC.

January 13, 2020

Group Home Residents Often Live In Costly Isolation

People with disabilities living in group homes are supposed to be integrated into the community and enjoy the same freedoms that others have in their own homes, but that's not always the case.

January 10, 2020

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Saliva Test For Autism Hits Market

A saliva test designed to diagnose autism is now available and researchers say they hope it will help doctors detect the disorder faster and get kids help sooner, when it can be most effective.

January 8, 2020
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Actress With Autism To Debut In New TV Comedy

Autism is set to be front and center on a new television series starring a woman who's on the spectrum.

January 6, 2020
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Pediatricians Get New Guidance On Autism

For the first time in over a decade, the nation's pediatricians are getting updated clinical recommendations on treating children with autism.

December 16, 2019

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