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With Billions In Proposed Cuts, Medicaid Waivers May Be At Risk

The health care proposal in the U.S. Senate would slash $772 billion from Medicaid in the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said, seriously compromising disability services.

June 27, 2017
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Autism At Center Of New Netflix Series ‘Atypical’

The coming-of-age story of an 18-year-old with autism is headed to Netflix.

June 26, 2017

Retail Websites Must Comply With ADA, Court Rules

A recent court decision could have major implications for retailers, forcing them to equip their websites with technology that makes them accessible to individuals with disabilities.

June 23, 2017

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Disability Services Threatened Under Proposed Cuts To Medicaid

Funding for community-based services and other supports for people with developmental disabilities would be in jeopardy under a U.S. Senate proposal to radically alter Medicaid.

June 23, 2017

Predicting Success Of Autism Treatments May Be Possible, Study Finds

Participating in autism interventions can be costly and time consuming, but new research suggests there could be a way to predict whether or not specific treatments will be effective.

June 22, 2017
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Housing Development For Adults With Disabilities Becomes A Reality

Using a mix of public and private dollars, one mom fueled the development of modern, affordable apartments specifically designed to meet the needs of adults with developmental disabilities.

June 21, 2017

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Disability Advocates Push Back On Health Bill As Vote Looms

Advocates are working furiously to oppose a health care bill that they say would bring devastating cuts to services and supports that people with disabilities rely on.

June 20, 2017

With Actors On The Spectrum, Film Offers New Lens

Stories about people with disabilities are increasingly common on the big screen. But in a twist, a rom-com is gaining attention for casting those with autism to play people like themselves.

June 20, 2017

Following Uproar, Teen With Autism Will Make Trip To UN

A 15-year-old who won a trip to the United Nations, but then had the trip denied because he has autism, has learned that he will be able to go after all.

June 20, 2017

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Lawmakers Call For Full Funding Of IDEA

With a new legislative proposal, members of Congress are reviving a plan to boost federal spending on special education.

June 19, 2017

Fever During Pregnancy May Increase Autism Odds

Expectant mothers who have a fever during pregnancy are significantly more likely to have a child with autism, new research suggests.

June 16, 2017

States Lag In Keeping Medicaid Enrollees Out Of Nursing Homes

A new report finds that states are not doing enough to help people with disabilities receive services in the community instead of in nursing homes, where care is more expensive.

June 16, 2017

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