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How Inclusion Became One Of The Most Popular Classes At School

A unified PE class where students with and without disabilities learn together is so popular it's spawned a wait list and an after-school club. Now, dozens of schools are adopting the concept.

January 29, 2018

EEOC Records Drop In Job-Based Disability Discrimination Complaints

After two record-setting years, federal officials are reporting that complaints of disability-based job discrimination are down.

January 26, 2018

More Birth Defects Reported In States With Local Spread Of Zika

Birth defects associated with Zika, including microcephaly and other brain abnormalities, have increased in parts of the U.S. where mosquitoes were spreading the virus, according to the CDC.

January 26, 2018

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Mother and son

Trump Signs Family Caregivers Act

A new law will require the federal government to develop a national strategy to address the needs of family caregivers, including those supporting people with developmental disabilities.

January 25, 2018
Improv class

For Those With ASD, Improv Classes Can Aid Communication

The Second City is known for churning out some of the country's top comedians, but now the group is using improv to help those with autism enhance their communication skills.

January 24, 2018
Delta plane at gate

Delta Cracking Down On Service, Support Animals

It may soon be a little harder to fly with a service or support animal as one of the nation's largest airlines looks to weed out biting, urination and other misbehavior on its planes.

January 23, 2018

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Teen’s Talent On Drums Helps Him Control Prader-Willi

Despite motor skills and other physical challenges, an affinity for the drums is helping a teenager with Prader-Willi syndrome manage his insatiable appetite and find a way to fit in.

January 23, 2018

Company Patents Autism Diagnosis Method

LabCorp has patented a method for diagnosing autism which involves taking a tissue sample and then testing for "the presence or an increased risk" of the developmental disorder.

January 23, 2018
Preschool class

Preschoolers With Disabilities Inordinately Suspended, Report Finds

Students with disabilities represent just 13 percent of the nation's preschoolers, but a new report finds they account for three-quarters of all suspensions and expulsions.

January 22, 2018

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Young man rides horse

New Research Finds Animals May Help Kids On The Spectrum

A growing body of research suggests that animal-assisted interventions may help improve the lives of people with autism by addressing some of the disorder's more challenging symptoms.

January 19, 2018

State To Boost Resources, Oversight In Effort To Bolster Special Ed

After a scathing review from the U.S. Department of Education, Texas will hire more special education staff and provide services to students who were illegally denied resources in the past.

January 19, 2018
A staffer at a group home lifts a resident from her bed

Government Watchdog Warns Of Group Home Dangers

Injuries, serious medical conditions and even deaths of those with developmental disabilities living in group homes often are not looked into and go unreported, federal investigators say.

January 18, 2018

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