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Researchers Eye Controversial Marijuana Compound To Treat Severe Autism

A study will examine whether a non-psychoactive chemical found in marijuana can ease the most severe symptoms of autism, including seizures, self-injurious behavior and crippling anxiety.

May 1, 2018

Arc Chapter To Pay Nearly $2.3 Million Over Medicaid Billing

A nonprofit that serves people with developmental and intellectual disabilities is settling accusations that it billed Medicaid for services not provided and other issues.

May 1, 2018
Students at school

Are The Nation’s Schools Following The ADA?

Members of Congress are asking for a federal investigation into whether schools across the country are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

May 1, 2018

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Trump Administration Seeks To Bar Immigrants with Disabilities

The Trump administration is moving to make it more difficult for immigrants with disabilities and their families to get a visa or attain permanent residency in the United States.

April 30, 2018

Settlement Reached In High-Profile Death Of Man With Down Syndrome

In a case that drew national attention, the family of a man with Down syndrome who died after being restrained when he refused to leave a movie theater will receive $1.9 million.

April 27, 2018
A man with Down syndrome picks up trash

Senators Call For End To Subminimum Wage Amid Accusations Of Exploitation

Subminimum wages are under fire as a group of U.S. senators called for an end to the "discriminatory" practice and a company was accused of exploiting nearly 250 workers with disabilities.

April 27, 2018

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Boy with autism playing

Autism Prevalence On The Rise, CDC Says

An increasing number of American children are being diagnosed with autism, according to new government figures.

April 26, 2018

In Plan To Fix Special Education, State Will Spend $212 Million

Following a blistering federal investigation, one state is aiming to repair a decade-old practice that drastically reduced the number of students receiving special education services.

April 25, 2018
U.S. Department of Education

Feds Release New Stats On Restraint And Seclusion In Schools

New data on nearly every public school in the nation shows that students with disabilities continue to be disciplined and experience restraint and seclusion at far higher rates than others.

April 24, 2018

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Lawmakers Seek Reparations For People Sterilized

Lawmakers in some states are looking to do right by the thousands of people — many with disabilities — who were sterilized last century under policies embraced by much of the country.

April 24, 2018

For Aspiring Doctors With Disabilities, Many Med Schools Come Up Short

A survey finds that medical schools should do more to help doctors with disabilities thrive. Although some schools make accommodations, the report says others need to take steps to help.

April 24, 2018
A boy with autism stands in the field he wandered into

Despite Law, Funds To Address Wandering Remain In Limbo

A new law calls for the government to provide free tracking devices and other resources for kids with developmental disabilities who wander, but it's anyone's guess when that will happen.

April 23, 2018

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