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New Documentary Questions IQ As A Measure Of Intelligence

A film challenging what it means to have intellectual disability is set to screen at theaters across the country.

September 18, 2018

To Find Special Educators, State Looks To Bus Drivers, Clerks

Desperate for new teachers — particularly in special education — one state is pouring millions into an effort to turn existing school employees into credentialed educators.

September 18, 2018
Drone

Drone Technology To Track Wanderers With Autism

A pilot program will use state funding to purchase a drone that police can use to help locate people with autism and others at risk of wandering if they go missing.

September 18, 2018

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U.S. Capitol

Plan To Renew Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions Advances

Lawmakers are pushing forward with plans to renew a federal program that helps people with disabilities move from institutions to community living.

September 17, 2018

Can Charter Schools Afford To Welcome Students In Special Education?

Some charter schools are opening their arms to students in special education, but the challenges of serving a higher-than-average population of children with disabilities can be daunting.

September 14, 2018

Behavioral Crises Landing People With Disabilities In ER

They aren't injured or physically ill, but tendencies to act aggressively and violently mean some people with developmental disabilities have nowhere to go other than the emergency room.

September 14, 2018

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Norm Macdonald

Former ‘SNL’ Star In Hot Water Over Down Syndrome Comments

While making the rounds to promote his new show, a former "Saturday Night Live" funnyman is taking heat for using the term "Down syndrome" in a derogatory way.

September 13, 2018
Man with autism and his mom

Living With Mom And Dad May Impede Access To Autism Services

As more children with autism enter adulthood, new research finds that residing with family may predict more than anything how much access they have to services.

September 12, 2018
Atypical

Actors With Autism Join Netflix Series ‘Atypical’

A Netflix series centering on the experiences of a teen with autism is adding nearly a half-dozen actors on the spectrum to its cast.

September 11, 2018

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Families Of Kids With Special Needs Say Military Is Failing Them

Eight years after legal requirements were set in motion to "enhance and improve" support for those with special needs, families say the military has failed to follow through.

September 11, 2018

Influx Of Students Likely To Exacerbate Special Ed Teacher Shortage

With thousands of additional children in one state expected to soon be eligible for special education, there are big questions about where the teachers will come from.

September 11, 2018
Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

Congress Weighs Reauthorizing Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions

Following an initial vote in Congress, advocates are hopeful that a federal program aimed at helping people with disabilities move from institutions to community living will be renewed.

September 10, 2018

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