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Vaccine Debate Pits Parents’ Rights Against Community Risk

More and more parents are forgoing vaccines often because of concerns about a supposed link to autism, even though years of research has debunked that notion.

August 28, 2018

Second-Grader Uses Letters To Educate Peers On Down Syndrome

As schools increasingly look to integrate students of all abilities, one family is taking extra steps to help their son's classmates understand his Down syndrome and other special needs.

August 28, 2018
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Inclusive Water Park Named To ‘World’s Greatest Places’ List

Time Magazine says that a first-of-its-kind water park designed to be fully accessible to people with special needs is among the top 100 places in the world for 2018.

August 28, 2018

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Test-Maker Sued Over Divulging Students’ Disabilities

A major standardized test-maker is being accused of illegally disclosing students' disabilities.

August 27, 2018

Emotional-Support Ducks Likely To Remain With Boy With ASD

Officials are working out a plan to allow a 12-year-old with autism to keep two ducks that his therapist says help him after a dispute with neighbors over the animals made headlines.

August 24, 2018

Facebook Makes Changes Following Disability-Related Discrimination Complaint

Just days after facing allegations of allowing advertisers to discriminate against people with disabilities and other groups, Facebook says it is taking steps to prevent such activity.

August 24, 2018

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CDC Expands Autism Monitoring Efforts

For the first time, the government's autism surveillance network will begin factoring the experiences of teenagers with the developmental disorder.

August 23, 2018
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Group Home Death Illustrates Challenges When Suspect Has Special Needs

Two weeks after a fight over candy turned physical, a group home resident with Down syndrome was dead, but the suspect's intellectual disabilities mean that meting out justice is complicated.

August 22, 2018

More Americans Have Disabilities, Survey Finds

One in 4 Americans lives with some type of disability, according to new federal data.

August 21, 2018

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Facebook Accused Of Disability-Related Discrimination

Facebook is being accused of allowing advertisers to discriminate against people with disabilities and other groups in violation of federal law.

August 21, 2018
Disney's Magic Kingdom

Disney ADA Lawsuits Can Proceed

Thirty lawsuits filed by Disney theme-park visitors with autism who alleged they unfairly waited for attractions should go to trial, an appeals court has ruled.

August 21, 2018
Class

Who Should Pick Up The Tab For Postsecondary Programs?

Disability advocates want federal education officials to clear up what they say is misleading information keeping students with intellectual disabilities from attending postsecondary programs.

August 20, 2018

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