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Inclusion Increasingly The Norm For Students With Disabilities

More students with disabilities are being educated alongside their typically-developing peers, according to new federal data.

February 19, 2019

Staff Shortage Forces Schools To Provide Speech Therapy By Video

Facing a severe staffing shortage, one school district says the only way it can provide speech therapy to all the students with special needs who need it is to do so by video chat.

February 19, 2019

Lawyer On The Spectrum Hopes To Advocate, Inspire

When Haley Moss was diagnosed with autism at age 3, doctors said she would be lucky to graduate high school and get a minimum-wage job. Today, she's a practicing attorney and author.

February 19, 2019

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Feds: Patient With Intellectual Disability Blocked From Organ Transplant List

Federal officials say that a major university health care system will change its ways after denying a person with intellectual disability the opportunity to be placed on a transplant list.

February 18, 2019

Bullying Differs Based On Type Of Disability, Study Finds

New research suggests that incidents of bullying and other harassment targeting kids with disabilities vary depending on what sort of special needs a child has.

February 15, 2019

School District Suing Family Over Special Education Placement

Even after a hearing officer, a federal judge and a state education department sided with a girl with severe disabilities, her school district is suing to force her to return to public school.

February 15, 2019

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States Skirting Obligation To Cover ABA Therapy

Despite a federal mandate nearly five years ago, several state Medicaid programs are still failing to cover treatment like applied behavior analysis for children with autism, advocates say.

February 14, 2019
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Zoning Laws May Quash Respite Home For People With Disabilities

When a fully-accessible house became available, a nonprofit disability service provider seized the opportunity to make it into a respite home, but now zoning issues could get in the way.

February 13, 2019
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Barbie To Roll Out Dolls With Disabilities

Barbie dolls are available with various skin tones, body types, eye colors and hair styles. Now, for the first time, the toy store staple will feature dolls with disabilities.

February 12, 2019

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Lawsuit Contends Teacher Strike Will Harm Students In Special Ed

Attorneys filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of more than 10,000 students with disabilities who they say likely will be harmed more than others by a teachers' strike that began this week.

February 12, 2019

App Aims To Help Air Travelers With Special Needs

In an effort to ease the travel experience for people with special needs, one airport is offering video, audio and text instructions for navigating everything from check-in to boarding.

February 12, 2019
U.S. Capitol

Congress Considers Renewal Of Autism Act

Lawmakers are looking to secure over $1 billion in the coming years for federal efforts to address the needs of people with autism, including additional support for adults on the spectrum.

February 11, 2019

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