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Disability Services Leader Loses Its Luster

One of the first states to eliminate institutions could end up backsliding, advocates say, to a time when little or no services were provided and individuals were vulnerable to abuse.

December 6, 2016

Boy With Down Syndrome Officially A Published Model

After initially being passed over by a talent agency because of his special needs, a young boy with Down syndrome is now front and center in an advertising campaign for OshKosh B'gosh.

December 6, 2016
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Movie Theaters Target Of New ADA Mandate

The Obama administration is implementing a new regulation that will require the nation's movie theaters to do more to accommodate people with disabilities.

December 5, 2016

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‘Asperger’s Are Us’ Documents Four Comics Who Aspire For More

A unique comedy troupe comprised of young adults on the spectrum is the focus of a new coming-of-age documentary.

December 2, 2016
A boy with autism

Fate Of Wandering Bill In Limbo

A last-minute twist that caught advocates by surprise is threatening to derail legislation to create new federal resources for those with autism and other developmental disabilities.

December 1, 2016

Rhodes Scholar Thrives With Service Dog’s Help

Each year, 95 winners from around the world are chosen for their academic records, leadership skills and public service efforts to become Rhodes Scholars. This time, one has autism.

November 29, 2016

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Cities Warned On Restricting Group Homes

Homes where people with disabilities live should not face requirements or conditions different from those where typically-developing individuals reside, according to new federal guidance.

November 18, 2016

For Kids With Special Needs, A Trail Of Their Own

While typical playgrounds can be overwhelming for children with disabilities, a new sensory trail is designed to provide cognitive and physical benefits geared toward their needs.

November 18, 2016
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Feds Seek Input On Expanding Community-Based Services

Medicaid officials are looking for ways to increase access to home and community-based services for people with disabilities and they're asking the public to weigh in with ideas.

November 14, 2016

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Study Finds Transportation Lacking For Those With Special Needs

Transportation is an all-important piece of the puzzle for people with developmental disabilities looking to access the community, yet new research shows that options remain limited.

November 11, 2016
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Disability Portrayals On TV At Record High

The number of characters with disabilities on prime-time television is on the rise, with a new report finding such representation nearly doubled since last year.

November 7, 2016
Toys R Us

Toys R Us Testing Special Needs Accommodations

As the holiday season approaches, a national retailer is exploring ways to make shopping more friendly for kids with special needs and their families.

November 4, 2016

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