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Justice Department Pushes Law Enforcement On ADA Compliance

Federal officials are highlighting the responsibilities of everyone from police to courts and attorneys in ensuring that people with developmental disabilities are treated fairly.

January 17, 2017
Debra Caudy and husband Clay Heighten, right, with their son Jon

$12 Million Community Planned For Young Adults With Autism

Inspired by their son, a Texas couple is planning a 29-acre development for those with autism designed so that residents can feel safe without being isolated from the surrounding community.

January 17, 2017

Cafe Helps Transition-Age Students — And Serves Good Lattes

A unique coffee shop is aiming to teach valuable lessons to the students in special education that work there — and the customers they serve.

January 17, 2017

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Google Adds Details On Accessibility

A small change to Google Maps could make a big difference for people with disabilities.

January 17, 2017

Feds Set Disability Hiring Quota

With a new hiring goal, the federal government plans to use affirmative action to grow the number of people with disabilities on its payroll.

January 13, 2017
Chuck E. Cheese's

Chuck E. Cheese’s Eyes Autism Market

Children's entertainment center Chuck E. Cheese's is looking to make its offering more accessible to kids with autism and other special needs.

January 13, 2017

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U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court May Boost FAPE Mandate

During arguments this week, the Supreme Court appeared to favor setting a higher standard for the requirement that kids with disabilities be provided a free appropriate public education.

January 12, 2017

Trump Exploring Panel On Vaccine Safety

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has warned of a discredited link between vaccines and autism, said the president-elect asked him to lead a commission "on vaccine safety and scientific integrity."

January 11, 2017
Students in a physical education class

Study: Exercise May Cut Behavior Issues In Half

Researchers say there may be a simple way to reduce challenging behaviors among those with autism and similar disorders during the school day — add in some exercise.

January 10, 2017

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Unable To Get Special Education, One Family Moved

Despite national mandates, one family's strikingly different experience when they moved illustrates how sharply special education services can vary from place to place.

January 10, 2017
Residents at a group home

Wandering Poses Challenges For New Medicaid Waiver Rules

Federal officials are chiming in on how to balance independence and safety for people with disabilities who have a tendency to wander.

January 10, 2017

Accessory Dwelling Offers Bridge To Independence

Looking for a cost-effective means to help their son with autism and Down syndrome become more independent, one family built a 288-square-foot accessory dwelling unit next to their home.

January 9, 2017

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