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App Shows Potential In Flagging Autism

New research suggests that a simple iPhone app could be instrumental in helping screen children for autism from the comfort of home.

June 12, 2018

Low Medicaid Rates Preventing Children From Getting ABA Therapy

In some parts of the country, families say the reimbursement rates Medicaid pays for applied behavior analysis are so low that they're unable to find providers willing to serve them.

June 12, 2018
Marisol Ramos helps daughter Naomi

Families Strained By Caregiving Responsibilities, Survey Finds

A snapshot of thousands of caregivers across the country finds them overwhelmed by the demands of their loved ones with developmental disabilities and deeply concerned about the future.

June 12, 2018

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Company Looks To Mind-Reading Technology To Aid Those Who Are Nonverbal

An artificial intelligence company is developing software aimed at detecting patterns in order to predict a person's thinking and eventually, speak on their behalf.

June 9, 2018

Blood Test May Serve As Early Predictor For Cerebral Palsy

New research suggests that a blood test could one day help doctors flag children with cerebral palsy far earlier, allowing young kids with the condition to get a head start on intervention.

June 8, 2018

Accountant Pleads No Contest To Stealing $7 Million From Arc Chapter

A bookkeeper is accused of stealing millions that otherwise would have gone to client services at a developmental disability nonprofit over a span of nearly two decades.

June 8, 2018

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Ed Department Reconsidering Previously Settled Disability Complaints

The U.S. Department of Education has quietly renegotiated hundreds of disability-related civil rights agreements with schools.

June 7, 2018
Alex Benitez-Alvarez with his modified walker

Students Dream Up Assistive Devices For Kids With Disabilities

Through an introductory engineering program, junior high and high school students are developing real-life solutions for kids with disabilities, all on a budget of just $35.

June 6, 2018

Lowe’s Pulling Products Amid Concerns About Disability Ties

Heeding calls from advocates, one of the nation's largest home improvement stores says it will remove certain products with possible links to developmental disabilities from its shelves.

June 5, 2018

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After 42 Years In Institutions, A Home Of Her Own

A woman with intellectual disability who has been housed in state institutions for over four decades may finally get a chance to live in the community after a judge ordered her release.

June 5, 2018
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Special Education Enrollment Trends Upward

The number of students receiving special education in the nation's public schools is on the rise, according to a new federal report.

June 5, 2018

For Some With Autism, Stopping Seizures May Aid Development

Many children with autism also have seizures. Scientists now say that rapid treatment during these episodes may prevent kids from moving into a more severe range of the spectrum.

June 4, 2018

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