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For Those With ASD, Virtual Reality Could Help Improve Police Encounters

Researchers are looking to determine if virtual reality can help teach people with autism how to respond to law enforcement officers, potentially saving lives.

September 10, 2019
Sylvia Colt-Lacayo

A Young Woman, A Wheelchair And The Fight To Take Her Place At Stanford

She was told her disability didn't need to hold her back. But after earning a full ride to Stanford, the struggle to fund the care Sylvia Colt-Lacayo needs is proving her toughest battle yet.

September 6, 2019
Dental cleaning

Dental Students Will Soon Be Trained To Care For Those With Special Needs

Dental school students will soon be required to learn how to care for patients with disabilities under new guidelines from an accrediting body.

September 3, 2019

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Autism Rate Rising Faster Among Some Children, Study Finds

New research suggests that the prevalence of autism is on the rise and it's growing at a significantly faster clip among certain groups of kids.

August 30, 2019
Community for adults with developmental disabilities

Feds Continue To Tweak Medicaid Waiver Rule

Federal officials are working to further clarify how they will determine if living arrangements for people with disabilities are considered community-based versus institutional.

August 29, 2019
Parents and kids at Missouri Capitol

More States Requiring Insurers To Cover Developmental Disabilities

After the widespread success of state insurance mandates for autism treatment, a grassroots effort is underway to do the same for other developmental disabilities.

August 26, 2019

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Device to track visits from her home-care workers

Feds Weigh In On Medicaid Caregiver Check-In Mandate

Medicaid officials are clarifying a new requirement that care providers electronically check in when assisting people with disabilities, but advocates say the guidance doesn't go far enough.

August 22, 2019
Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

Trump Extends Program Helping People Leave Institutions

For the third time this year, extra funding will keep alive a program that moves individuals with disabilities from institutions into the community while lawmakers consider a longer-term plan.

August 20, 2019
Naturalization ceremony

Disability Advocates Decry ‘Public Charge’ Rule Limiting Aid For Immigrants

Immigrants with disabilities could face more difficulty becoming U.S. citizens or permanent residents under new rules from the Trump administration.

August 20, 2019

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Despite Warning, Bogus ASD Treatment Remains Readily Available

Days after the FDA warned against buying certain products marketed to treat autism and other conditions, similar products were still being found on Walmart and Amazon's websites.

August 20, 2019

For Those Diagnosed As Adults, ASD Poses Unique Challenges

Spotting autism in adults can be tricky, but with increased awareness, many people who were misdiagnosed or missed altogether as children are gaining a new understanding of themselves.

August 16, 2019

FDA Warns Of Life-Threatening Side Effects From Supposed Autism Treatment

Federal officials are warning against the use of a dangerous and unproven product that's peddled online as a treatment for autism and other conditions.

August 14, 2019

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