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Study Affirms Prospect Of Autism Blood Test

New research is offering stronger proof that a blood test may be able to accurately predict whether or not a child has autism.

June 22, 2018

Proponents Of Discredited Communication Method Defend Practice

Critics say facilitated communication is scientifically discredited, but others argue that a world where people with disabilities don't have access to the method is not an inclusive one.

June 22, 2018
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House Lawmakers Approve Delay Of Caregiver Check-In Requirement

Congress moved one step closer this week toward delaying the start of a controversial program to track when personal care services are provided to people with disabilities.

June 21, 2018

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Popular Disney Movie Comes With Seizure Warning

Disney is warning moviegoers that its new blockbuster, "Incredibles 2," contains a scene with flashing lights that could pose a health concern for some people.

June 20, 2018
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Down Syndrome Reality Show Returns With Wedding On Tap

A wedding is on the horizon when a reality television show following the lives of adults with Down syndrome comes back later this summer.

June 19, 2018
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Evolving Definition Of Autism Prompts Questions About Prevalence

The latest government data shows that autism prevalence is on the rise, but a newly-adopted standard for diagnosing the developmental disorder may be muddying the numbers.

June 19, 2018

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State To Pay $10 Million For Denying Special Ed Services

One state will pay more than $10 million to settle claims that students with disabilities were wrongly cut off from public education at age 20 instead of 22 in violation of federal law.

June 19, 2018
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Direct Support Workers In Short Supply As Demand Surges

Agencies that offer supports to people with developmental disabilities say they are struggling more than ever to attract workers, forcing some to terminate services and decline new clients.

June 18, 2018

Study: Drivers With Autism Just As Good As Other Motorists

People with autism appear to have more difficulty than others when first learning to drive, but a study suggests that with practice, they can be just as skilled behind the wheel.

June 15, 2018

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Book Helps Explain Alzheimer’s To Those With Down Syndrome

At least half of people with Down syndrome will develop Alzheimer's, experts say. Now a book is helping explain the diagnosis in a way those with the chromosomal disorder can understand.

June 15, 2018
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Nation Spending More On Community Living

Government spending on home and community-based services has risen dramatically, with a new report finding that growth doubled year-over-year as funding for institutions declined.

June 14, 2018
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In Shift, Work Opportunities Expand For Young People With Disabilities

Under new federal regulations, young people with disabilities who once would have been steered to jobs paying subminimum wage are being put on a path toward mainstream employment.

June 13, 2018

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