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Early Aging Presents Challenges For Those With Down Syndrome

They helped blaze the trail for community-based housing, but nearly six decades into raising their son with Down syndrome, one couple is facing the challenge of a child who's out-aging them.

October 9, 2018
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Air Travelers With Disabilities To Get ‘Bill Of Rights’

A bill of rights for airline passengers with disabilities and enhanced disability training for TSA officers, among other changes, are on the way under a new federal law.

October 9, 2018

Institution With Notorious History Shuts Its Doors

Plagued by abuse, violence and death, a facility where state officials had sent people with severe disabilities for years has officially shut down.

October 9, 2018

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Study: Specialized Teacher Training Yields More Success For Kids With ASD

Training public school teachers specifically to work with students who have autism makes a big difference, new research suggests, helping kids on the spectrum excel in mainstream classes.

October 8, 2018
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Businesses Increasingly Hiring People With Disabilities

With employers facing a tight labor market, falling unemployment rates among people with disabilities suggest more hiring managers are opening their eyes to this untapped pool of workers.

October 5, 2018

After Losing Family In Fire, Girl Finds Home With Special Ed Teacher

When Kim Canterbury began working as a substitute special education teacher, she didn't realize she'd end up taking one of her students into her home as one of her own.

October 5, 2018

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Sensory-Friendly Design Enters The Classroom

As more students with special needs enter school systems nationwide, educators are increasingly designing their classrooms to boost behavior and academic performance.

October 4, 2018

Abandoning Restraint And Seclusion Has Unexpected Benefits, Study Finds

A new study finds safety improved and costs went down when a large service provider for people with developmental disabilities decided to move away from using restraint and seclusion.

October 3, 2018
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Theater Program Gives Stage To Children With Disabilities

A program pairing performers with special needs alongside peer mentors to stage well-known musicals is now in 16 states with sights on becoming the "Special Olympics for theater."

October 2, 2018

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Texas Saved Billions Cutting Special Ed: Now The Bill Comes Due

Following what one advocate called "absolutely the largest-scale violation" of IDEA, Texas is embarking on what may amount to the biggest single expansion of special education services ever.

October 2, 2018
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Lawmakers Look To Improve Care For Kids With Complex Conditions

About 500,000 kids — including many with developmental disabilities — are considered to be medically complex. Proposed legislation aims to make it easier to coordinate their care.

October 1, 2018
Church

When It Comes To Inclusion, Does Religion Need A Wake-Up Call?

Having a child with special needs can be a deterrent to attending religious services, new research suggests, but the likelihood that families participate depends on the type of disability.

October 1, 2018

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