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Jordan Allison, who has autism, works at Hart Schaffner Marx.

Survey Reveals Gaps In Supporting Employees With Disabilities

Many employers are taking steps to include people with disabilities, but a new national survey finds that businesses often don't take full advantage of successful strategies.

November 7, 2017
A boy with autism stands in the field he wandered into

Congress May Revisit Autism Tracking Devices

Less than a year after fizzling, federal legislation designed to provide tracking devices and resources to those with developmental disabilities at risk of wandering is back on the table.

November 7, 2017

Girl With Cerebral Palsy Released From Federal Custody

A 10-year-old undocumented immigrant with cerebral palsy who was detained by immigration officials after undergoing surgery has been released, but her future remains uncertain.

November 6, 2017

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As Medicaid Managed Care Proliferates, So Do Complaints

Thirty-eight states have radically changed the way they run their Medicaid programs, but questions remain about whether people with disabilities are receiving adequate care as a result.

November 6, 2017
Internal Revenue Service

ABLE Account Limit Set To Rise

The amount of money that people with disabilities can deposit in their ABLE accounts each year without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits is about to increase.

November 3, 2017

Teacher Accused Of Taping Shut Mouth Of Student With Special Needs

A seven-figure lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that a teacher taped shut the mouth of a student with cerebral palsy because she was "making noises" consistent with her disability.

November 3, 2017

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Polling place

Most Polling Places Inaccessible During 2016 Election, Report Finds

Less than 20 percent of polling places were fully accessible during the 2016 election, according to a new government report that urges the Justice Department to step in.

November 2, 2017

ACLU Files Suit Over Detainment Of Girl With Cerebral Palsy

The civil rights organization argues the 10-year-old, who lacks legal immigration status, was detained in violation of her statutory and constitutional rights.

November 1, 2017
Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy in "The Good Doctor."

The ‘Good Doctor’ And Autism: Does ABC Get It Right?

"The Good Doctor," which offers a rare portrayal of an adult with autism in the workplace, leapfrogged "The Big Bang Theory" to become the most-watched TV show after just three episodes.

November 1, 2017

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Revamped Scientific Plan Forthcoming At Autism Speaks

As the nation's largest autism advocacy group works to reshape its scientific agenda, members of the community are urging the nonprofit to prioritize work that affects quality of life.

October 31, 2017

Residential Facility Accused Of Abuse, Neglect

People with intellectual disabilities from 31 states living at a residential facility are "at risk of serious injury, death, psychological harm and trauma," an advocacy group report finds.

October 31, 2017

ACLU To Feds: Release 10-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Or We’ll Sue

The ACLU is threatening to sue Customs and Border Protection and the Office of Refugee Resettlement if they do not release an undocumented girl with cerebral palsy from a detention center.

October 31, 2017

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