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Judge: Universal Studios Discriminated Against Man In Power Chair

An administrative judge says an Orlando man was discriminated against after he could not use his motorized wheelchair to wait in line for rides at Universal Studios.

October 10, 2017
Leonardo Coakley details a car dashboard at Rising Tide Car Wash

Autism-Focused Business Venture Expanding

A unique social venture with a mission to hire adults on the spectrum is growing, offering more job opportunities for a population that's traditionally underemployed.

October 9, 2017
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Congressional Group Prioritizing Disability Employment

A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers is coming together in an effort to promote policies aimed at increasing employment among people with developmental disabilities.

October 6, 2017

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Pageant Helps Girls With Special Needs Shine

Inspired by her brother's experience with autism and a neuromuscular disorder, one pageant veteran created a personality-driven event to help girls with various disabilities gain confidence.

October 6, 2017

ACLU: Police Brutality ‘Magnified For People With Disabilities’

One of the nation's largest cities is accused in a federal lawsuit of neglecting deep-seated issues on how officers are trained to handle people with developmental disabilities.

October 5, 2017
Freddie Highmore stars as Dr. Shaun Murphy

ABC Awards Full Season To Popular Autism Drama

A television drama centering on a surgeon with autism and savant syndrome is proving so popular with viewers that network executives are ordering up more.

October 4, 2017

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U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court Punts On ADA, Special Ed

As the nation's high court enters its new term, the justices declined to weigh in on what types of spaces the ADA covers and what counts as a child's placement under special education law.

October 3, 2017

Cerebral Palsy Can Be Diagnosed By 6 Months Of Age, Study Finds

Cerebral palsy can be accurately diagnosed by 6 months of age, researchers say, yet kids often aren't flagged until they're 1 or 2, potentially losing out on valuable early intervention.

October 3, 2017

Twitter Fueling Anti-Vaccine Sentiment

An online chorus linking some immunizations to autism has gained momentum via Twitter, a new study shows, with most of the negative comments coming from select areas of the country.

October 3, 2017

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Lydia Steckelberg spent a week in the emergency room

Nowhere To Go: Young People With Severe Autism Languish In Hospitals

Teens and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency rooms and acute-care hospitals, sometimes sedated, restrained or confined, an investigation shows.

October 2, 2017

Girls With Autism More Likely To Have Younger Siblings With ASD

Parents with a child on the spectrum are more likely to see a future child diagnosed with autism too. New research from Harvard shows the odds are much higher when the older child is a girl.

September 29, 2017

Study: Health Care A Struggle For Those With Special Needs

A new study finds people with developmental disabilities struggle to get adequate medical care and physicians are often unprepared to treat them.

September 29, 2017

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