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FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Drug To Treat Severe Epilepsy

The Food and Drug Administration is approving a marijuana-based medication to treat two rare seizure conditions associated with developmental issues.

June 26, 2018
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New York Woman Is Nation’s First Lobbyist With Down Syndrome

There are lots of people trying to sway federal lawmakers, but no one else is quite like Kayla McKeon, Capitol Hill's first-ever registered lobbyist with Down syndrome.

June 26, 2018

School District Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Landmark Special Ed Case

A seven-year legal battle that led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision raising the standard schools must meet in educating students with disabilities is coming to a close.

June 25, 2018

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Study Affirms Prospect Of Autism Blood Test

New research is offering stronger proof that a blood test may be able to accurately predict whether or not a child has autism.

June 22, 2018

Proponents Of Discredited Communication Method Defend Practice

Critics say facilitated communication is scientifically discredited, but others argue that a world where people with disabilities don't have access to the method is not an inclusive one.

June 22, 2018

House Lawmakers Approve Delay Of Caregiver Check-In Requirement

Congress moved one step closer this week toward delaying the start of a controversial program to track when personal care services are provided to people with disabilities.

June 21, 2018

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Popular Disney Movie Comes With Seizure Warning

Disney is warning moviegoers that its new blockbuster, "Incredibles 2," contains a scene with flashing lights that could pose a health concern for some people.

June 20, 2018
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Down Syndrome Reality Show Returns With Wedding On Tap

A wedding is on the horizon when a reality television show following the lives of adults with Down syndrome comes back later this summer.

June 19, 2018
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Evolving Definition Of Autism Prompts Questions About Prevalence

The latest government data shows that autism prevalence is on the rise, but a newly-adopted standard for diagnosing the developmental disorder may be muddying the numbers.

June 19, 2018

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State To Pay $10 Million For Denying Special Ed Services

One state will pay more than $10 million to settle claims that students with disabilities were wrongly cut off from public education at age 20 instead of 22 in violation of federal law.

June 19, 2018
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Direct Support Workers In Short Supply As Demand Surges

Agencies that offer supports to people with developmental disabilities say they are struggling more than ever to attract workers, forcing some to terminate services and decline new clients.

June 18, 2018

Study: Drivers With Autism Just As Good As Other Motorists

People with autism appear to have more difficulty than others when first learning to drive, but a study suggests that with practice, they can be just as skilled behind the wheel.

June 15, 2018

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