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As Demand For ABA Therapy Increases, Investors Buy In

Autism therapy is attracting significant attention from private equity firms, a trend that could fund rapid expansion of clinics, but is also raising concerns about quality of care.

October 23, 2018

Disability Groups Step Up Efforts To Reach Minority Families

Support and advocacy organizations often fall short in reflecting the diversity of Americans with disabilities, but some are looking to change that.

October 23, 2018
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Companies Under Fire For Hawking Fake Autism, Cerebral Palsy Treatments

Federal officials are taking action against two companies for charging thousands of dollars for therapies they "deceptively" claimed could treat autism, cerebral palsy and other conditions.

October 22, 2018

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Ed Department: Texas Must Do More To Help Students Needing Special Ed

After determining that Texas illegally set a cap on the number of students receiving special ed, the U.S. Department of Education says the state is not doing enough to fix the problems.

October 22, 2018
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Concerns Linger Over Medicaid Caregiver Check-In Mandate

Advocates are pushing for clearer privacy protections as states work to comply with a requirement that personal care attendants electronically check in when assisting people with disabilities.

October 19, 2018

Supermarket Chain Fined For Violating ADA

A grocery chain has agreed to pay more than $30,000 in penalties and make sure the checkouts at hundreds of stores are accessible to those with disabilities.

October 19, 2018

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Dragging Of Boy With Autism Not Isolated, Advocates Say

As national television networks have been airing video of school staff dragging a student with autism, advocates are expressing concern, saying they've seen similar situations before.

October 18, 2018
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Report: School Absences More Frequent For Kids With Disabilities

Children with developmental disabilities are far more likely to be missing a lot of school, according to a new federal report, with those who have certain conditions at especially high risk.

October 17, 2018
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Test-Maker Says It’s No Longer Divulging Students’ Disabilities

A major standardized test-maker says it has changed its ways after being accused of illegally disclosing students' disabilities.

October 16, 2018

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Nike Signs Runner With Cerebral Palsy To Pro Contract

University of Oregon junior Justin Gallegos had just finished running in a recent race when he got the surprise of a lifetime. Nike wanted to sign Gallegos to a pro contract.

October 16, 2018

Virtual World Provides Haven For Those With Special Needs

People with disabilities often struggle with social interaction, but researchers say the virtual world of Second Life can offer a safe space to socialize and forge meaningful relationships.

October 16, 2018
Marilyn Long, left, helps her brother, Jeff Malanoski

NIH Boosts Down Syndrome Research Funding

Federal officials are committing millions of new dollars to Down syndrome research and they say even more money may be on the way.

October 15, 2018

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