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Neighborhood Under Construction For Those With Special Needs

In what developers say is a first, an entire neighborhood of brand-new homes is set to hit the market that is specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities.

April 18, 2019

Modeled After ‘Shark Tank,’ Program Opens Doors For Adults On The Spectrum

Much like ABC's "Shark Tank," the Reactor Room puts adults with autism in front of a panel of business leaders and innovators with connections and ideas that can lead to a meaningful career.

April 17, 2019

School Districts Struggle With Mounting Special Ed Costs

In some areas, federal and state dollars for students with disabilities aren't growing with special ed enrollment and parents and advocates say kids are being denied services as a result.

April 16, 2019

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CEO Of Disability Nonprofit Ordered To Pay $150K For Medicaid Fraud

The operator of a nonprofit pleaded guilty to being involved in scamming adults with disabilities out of money they were entitled to through Medicaid, authorities said.

April 16, 2019
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Workplace Disability Discrimination Complaints Decline

For the second year in a row, complaints of disability-related job discrimination are down, according to a government report.

April 16, 2019
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CDC Finds More Preschoolers Have Autism

New federal figures indicate that autism prevalence among young children is on the rise.

April 15, 2019

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Paraeducator Training Mandate Up In The Air

One state is on track to become the first to require training for paraeducators who support students with disabilities — if lawmakers can come up with the money to pay for it, that is.

April 12, 2019

SeaWorld Becoming More Autism-Friendly

Joining its sister parks, SeaWorld Orlando is now a certified autism center, a move that's meant to make the theme park more accessible to people with disabilities, the company said.

April 12, 2019
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Ed Department Accused Of Dragging Its Feet On IDEA Rule

More than a month after a federal court ruled against the U.S. Department of Education's efforts to delay a special ed regulation, advocates are blasting the agency for continuing to stall.

April 11, 2019

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"The Employables"

TV Show To Profile Job Seekers With Disabilities

A new television series chronicling the experiences of people with autism and other special needs as they search for meaningful employment is set to debut.

April 10, 2019

State May Owe Feds $223M For Short-Changing Special Education

Officials in one state thought they owed the federal government $33 million for spending too little on special education, but revised estimates show that figure may be closer to $223 million.

April 9, 2019

Ultra-Accessible Camp In The Works

The man behind Morgan's Wonderland — a fully accessible amusement park — is at it again with a camp featuring everything from a zip line to archery for those with and without special needs.

April 9, 2019

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