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Apartment Complex Caters To Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities is rare, but a new apartment complex geared specifically to this population is part of a burgeoning wave of options.

January 8, 2018

New Comedy Sheds Light On Raising Kids With Special Needs

After raising twin boys with autism, Guzin Kurun wanted to create an element of "normalcy" around parenting of children with the condition. And she wanted to do it through comedy.

January 5, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Justice Department Scraps ADA Guidance

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he's rescinding more than two dozen guidance documents including several clarifying the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

January 4, 2018

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Autism Rates Appear To Have Stabilized

Researchers have a new reason to believe that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the U.S. has reached a plateau.

January 3, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education

Trump Special Ed Pick Earns Senate Approval

The federal government is getting a new top special education official.

January 2, 2018
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Report: Housing A ‘Crisis’ For People With Disabilities

Housing prices are far outpacing the monthly benefits provided by SSI, according to a new report, forcing many people with disabilities into homelessness or costly institutional care.

December 15, 2017

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Ed Department Seeks Delay Of IDEA Rule

The Trump administration wants to delay implementation of an Obama-era regulation designed to ensure that kids from certain backgrounds aren't unnecessarily placed in special education.

December 15, 2017
Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Unveils New Scientific Agenda

A year after dropping references to a cure from its mission statement, the nation's largest autism advocacy group is charting a new course with a bold rewrite of its scientific priorities.

December 14, 2017

When It Comes To Special Ed, Quality Can Depend On Zip Code

The law says students with disabilities deserve to learn. In some districts, parents say that's not happening.

December 13, 2017

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Autism Portrayal Nets Golden Globe Nod

Hollywood appears to be embracing the story of a surgeon with autism.

December 12, 2017

Despite Parity Law, Therapists Often Remain Out Of Reach

It's been nearly a decade since Congress promised to make mental health care just as easy to access as care for any other condition. Yet today, many people still struggle to find treatment.

December 12, 2017

Researchers To Study Effects Of Marijuana On Kids With ASD

In what some advocates say could be a first in the United States, a major children's hospital is set to study the effects of medical marijuana on children with autism.

December 12, 2017

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