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Behavior Gains Possible In Adults With Autism, Study Finds

With intervention, adults with autism can see behavioral improvements, according to new research suggesting that the window of opportunity for gains may be longer than previously thought.

April 10, 2018
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Coffee Shop Helping Kids With Special Needs Learn Life Skills

With a cart, a Keurig and some paper products, a group of middle school students with disabilities are becoming more independent and learning what it takes to run a business.

April 10, 2018

Wage Hikes Cut Into Services For People With Disabilities

Increases to the minimum wage in some areas are making it harder for people with developmental disabilities to access housing and services, providers say.

April 10, 2018

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Federal Watchdog: Students With Disabilities More Frequently Disciplined

A new government analysis finds that students with disabilities face a greater likelihood of suspension or arrest no matter what type of school they attend or how wealthy its student body is.

April 9, 2018

Justice Department Sued Over Rescinded Disability Guidance

A lawsuit is accusing the U.S. Department of Justice of acting illegally when it withdrew more than two-dozen guidance documents late last year, including several clarifying the ADA.

April 6, 2018

Charges Dropped Against Dad Implicated Via Facilitated Communication

Prosecutors dropped charges against the father of a boy with special needs who spent 35 days in jail after his son's teacher used a largely discredited method to claim the boy was abused.

April 6, 2018

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Sesame Street

‘Sesame Street’ Expands Autism Focus

On television, online and at their theme park, the people behind "Sesame Street" say they are adding more resources and increasing efforts to include kids on the spectrum.

April 5, 2018
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Lawmakers Band Together To Defend ADA

U.S. Senate Democrats are vowing to block legislation that would dramatically alter the Americans with Disabilities Act.

April 4, 2018

Twitter Adds Disability To Abuse Reporting Options

Responding to user requests, Twitter is updating its platform to explicitly allow reporting of abusive or harassing tweets targeting people with disabilities.

April 3, 2018

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Community-Based Services Lawsuit Granted Class-Action Status

A lawsuit alleging that thousands of people with disabilities are stuck in institutions can proceed as a class action, a federal judge ruled, in spite of opposition from some families.

April 3, 2018
Pablo

Kids’ Show Features Cast With Autism

A first-of-its-kind kids' show with a star and core cast who are all on the autism spectrum is making its television debut.

April 3, 2018
U.S. Department of Education

New Rules Let Ed Department Ignore Disability-Related Complaints

Under a new set of guidelines, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is dismissing numerous complaints and special education advocates say they have little recourse.

April 2, 2018

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