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Report: Housing A ‘Crisis’ For People With Disabilities

Housing prices are far outpacing the monthly benefits provided by SSI, according to a new report, forcing many people with disabilities into homelessness or costly institutional care.

December 15, 2017
U.S. Department of Education

Ed Department Seeks Delay Of IDEA Rule

The Trump administration wants to delay implementation of an Obama-era regulation designed to ensure that kids from certain backgrounds aren't unnecessarily placed in special education.

December 15, 2017
Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Unveils New Scientific Agenda

A year after dropping references to a cure from its mission statement, the nation's largest autism advocacy group is charting a new course with a bold rewrite of its scientific priorities.

December 14, 2017

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When It Comes To Special Ed, Quality Can Depend On Zip Code

The law says students with disabilities deserve to learn. In some districts, parents say that's not happening.

December 13, 2017
Golden Globes

Autism Portrayal Nets Golden Globe Nod

Hollywood appears to be embracing the story of a surgeon with autism.

December 12, 2017

Despite Parity Law, Therapists Often Remain Out Of Reach

It's been nearly a decade since Congress promised to make mental health care just as easy to access as care for any other condition. Yet today, many people still struggle to find treatment.

December 12, 2017

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Researchers To Study Effects Of Marijuana On Kids With ASD

In what some advocates say could be a first in the United States, a major children's hospital is set to study the effects of medical marijuana on children with autism.

December 12, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Trump Administration Weighs In On FAPE, IEPs

Nine months after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right of students with disabilities to FAPE, the U.S. Department of Education is shedding light on the decision's implications.

December 11, 2017

Better Oversight Sought For Representative Payees

Representative payees who are tasked with managing Social Security payments for many with disabilities would be subject to greater scrutiny under a proposal in Congress.

December 8, 2017

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Mom, Daughter With Down Syndrome Win $45,000 In Cooking Contest

A 5-year-old with Down syndrome and her mother will take home thousands after their recipe won an Uncle Ben's cooking contest for school-age children.

December 8, 2017
Schoolchildren

Feds Urged To Clarify IDEA Rights At Private Schools

Parents need to be better informed about the implications of moving their children with disabilities from public to private schools, a new government report concludes.

December 7, 2017
Freddie Highmore plays a surgical resident with autism on "The Good Doctor"

Why America Is Making An Appointment With ‘The Good Doctor’

The medical drama centering on a doctor with autism wrapped up its fall run as the number one new show on television.

December 6, 2017

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