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Autism Act Clears Senate

A bill that includes more than $1.8 billion for federal efforts to address the needs of people with autism is headed to President Donald Trump.

September 20, 2019

Woman Pleads Guilty To $1.2M Medicaid Fraud Scheme

The owner of a health care company pleaded guilty to fraudulently billing for servicing multiple children with disabilities simultaneously and charging for more than 24 hours in a single day.

September 20, 2019

Families Of Children With Special Needs Now Face Deportation

Under a new Trump administration policy, a program that has long allowed undocumented families to remain in this country while fighting serious or life-threatening conditions is ending.

September 19, 2019

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Feds Issue Guidance On Postsecondary Programs For Students With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education is weighing in after confusion forced some students with disabilities to withdraw from or forgo applying to postsecondary programs.

September 18, 2019

Cartoon Network To Mentor Individuals With Autism

A new effort launching this week is pairing people on the spectrum with mentors from Cartoon Network Studios.

September 17, 2019

Alert System For Missing People With Disabilities Is Going Unused

Three years ago, one state created an Amber Alert-style system to help find people with disabilities who go missing. But it's never been used despite three recent cases with tragic endings.

September 17, 2019

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Army Investigating How A Teen On The Spectrum Was Recruited

The U.S. Army is reportedly investigating the circumstances that led a recruiter to encourage a teenager to hide his autism diagnosis when enlisting.

September 17, 2019
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Trump Administration Drops Appeal Of Special Ed Suit

The Trump administration is giving up on its long-running effort to delay an Obama-era rule designed to keep certain students from being wrongly placed in special education.

September 16, 2019
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Ed Department Wants Input On Improving Transition Services

Federal education officials are asking for ideas as they work to strengthen transition services for students with disabilities.

September 13, 2019

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Trolled For Her Looks, She Fired Back With Cheerful Selfies

After a writer with a disability wrote an op-ed, critics commented about her looks, calling her fat, "it," and comparing her to a potato and a blobfish. She took the high rode, and went viral.

September 13, 2019
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Disability Portrayals In Hollywood Films Plummet

A report looking at last year's 100 top-grossing films finds that representation of people with disabilities on the big screen is at a four-year low.

September 12, 2019

Some In Disability Community Wary Of Advocate’s Campaign For Congress

The former head of the National Down Syndrome Society is facing questions about her time leading the organization as she seeks a U.S. House seat largely based on her record with the group.

September 11, 2019

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