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What We Know About Autism — And How To Treat It — Could Change After New Study

By fusing the power of AI with new molecular techniques, researchers have mapped the microscopic world of autism in unprecedented detail, pointing toward possible therapies, according to a new study.

December 7, 2023
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Supreme Court Throws Out Closely Watched ADA Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is punting on a case that advocates had warned could sharply limit the rights of people with disabilities to sue under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

December 6, 2023
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SSI Beneficiaries Will See Double Payments This Month

People with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income can expect to receive two payments this month, but one will be higher than the other.

December 5, 2023

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Many Special Ed Teachers Are Working In Regular Ed Classrooms

An analysis shows that one state could fill its vacancies three times over if it lured back special education teachers from less-grueling regular education classrooms.

December 5, 2023
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As More Companies Prioritize Accessibility, Comcast Has A Head Start

At Comcast, a team of 19 accessibility-focused staff spend their time thinking about how people with disabilities interact with their products. Other companies are increasingly following their lead.

December 5, 2023
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Voc Rehab Agencies Told To Beef Up Their Offerings

The U.S. Department of Education is warning state vocational rehabilitation agencies that they need to provide more than minimal services to help people with disabilities gain employment.

December 4, 2023

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Feature Film About Accessible Theme Park Gets Green Light

The story behind a one-of-a-kind theme park that's fully accessible to people with disabilities is set to get the Hollywood treatment.

December 1, 2023
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State Leaves $800 Million On The Table For Disability Services, Advocates Say

Florida officials have allowed nearly $800 million in state and federal matching funds for disability services to fall through the cracks in the past two years, according to a budget analysis.

December 1, 2023
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Biden Administration Works To Increase Preschool Inclusion

Federal officials are outlining steps that states, schools and others should take to alleviate "significant barriers" children with disabilities face accessing inclusive child care programs.

November 30, 2023

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Disability Studies Programs Popping Up At More Universities

Many see the current surge in interest in disability studies as part of a sea change sweeping their discipline, and the student populations they serve.

November 29, 2023
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At Malls Nationwide, Santa Goes Sensory-Friendly

As the holiday season gears up, shopping centers from coast to coast will host special events designed to give kids with disabilities a chance to meet Santa Claus without all the usual frenzy.

November 28, 2023

Moms Say Their Nonverbal Sons Are Unsafe In State Care. Even As Guardians, They Have No Rights

Despite being the legal guardians for their sons with developmental disabilities, two mothers say that state officials are making decisions about their children's care with no regard for their rights.

November 28, 2023

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