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Mom, Nonverbal Son Win Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Say Mama’ Contest

When Jimmy Fallon and the "Today" show put out a call for cute videos of kids saying "mama," they probably didn't expect one from a boy on the spectrum who's never uttered a word.

October 13, 2017

Cities Ranked On Disability Friendliness

Factoring everything from affordability to accessibility and quality of life, a new ranking is grading the nation's cities on how desirable they are to people with disabilities.

October 10, 2017
Universal Studios

Judge: Universal Studios Discriminated Against Man In Power Chair

An administrative judge says an Orlando man was discriminated against after he could not use his motorized wheelchair to wait in line for rides at Universal Studios.

October 10, 2017

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Pageant Helps Girls With Special Needs Shine

Inspired by her brother's experience with autism and a neuromuscular disorder, one pageant veteran created a personality-driven event to help girls with various disabilities gain confidence.

October 6, 2017
Freddie Highmore stars as Dr. Shaun Murphy

ABC Awards Full Season To Popular Autism Drama

A television drama centering on a surgeon with autism and savant syndrome is proving so popular with viewers that network executives are ordering up more.

October 4, 2017

Twitter Fueling Anti-Vaccine Sentiment

An online chorus linking some immunizations to autism has gained momentum via Twitter, a new study shows, with most of the negative comments coming from select areas of the country.

October 3, 2017

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TV

Is Hollywood’s Portrayal Of Autism Fair?

With more characters with autism appearing in film and on television, a new study is questioning whether such representations are good or bad for people with the developmental disorder.

September 26, 2017

Group Home Evicts Man With Special Needs For Using Medical Marijuana

A 34-year-old was abruptly evicted from a group home after his doctor recommended medical marijuana to treat his seizures. With no place to go, he landed in a hospital emergency room.

September 26, 2017
Haircut on farm

Farm Eases Haircut Anxiety For Kids On The Spectrum

The drone of voices, buzz of clippers and shearing of scissors in the confined space of a beauty salon are often too much for those with autism, so one hairdresser turned to the outdoors.

September 20, 2017

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Service Dog Company Accused Of Scamming Customers

A company is under investigation for allegedly selling animals that are poorly and improperly trained, including some that lack the temperament to be service dogs.

September 19, 2017

Student Invents Assistive Tech For Those With Disabilities Like Hers

Largely paralyzed, Kavita Krishnaswamy needs round-the-clock care and rarely leaves home, but that's not stopping her from designing robotic devices that help those with severe disabilities.

September 19, 2017
Google headquarters

Google Wants Help Tagging Accessible Places

Google is looking to the public in an effort to make navigating the world easier for people with disabilities.

September 18, 2017

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