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Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy in "The Good Doctor."

The ‘Good Doctor’ And Autism: Does ABC Get It Right?

"The Good Doctor," which offers a rare portrayal of an adult with autism in the workplace, leapfrogged "The Big Bang Theory" to become the most-watched TV show after just three episodes.

November 1, 2017
Jon Stewart appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to promote his HBO special

Autism Benefit To Air On HBO

Some of the biggest names in comedy are coming together for a nationally-televised event, all to raise money for schools, programs and services for those on the spectrum.

October 27, 2017

Smart Home Products Prove Useful For Those With Special Needs

Smart home products are often marketed for their convenience, but the technology can also help people with disabilities become more independent.

October 24, 2017

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Bridget Everett as Karen Best in "Love You More"

Amazon To Pilot Comedy Featuring Actors With Down Syndrome

Amazon is introducing a new half-hour comedy from the creator of "Sex and the City" that features a slew of actors with Down syndrome.

October 24, 2017
Dog on leash

States Tightening The Leash On Fake Service Dogs

A growing number of states are enacting laws designed to keep people from passing off their pets as legitimately trained service animals.

October 23, 2017
Target store

Target, Tommy Hilfiger Expand Adaptive Clothing Lines

Two major retailers are significantly expanding their offerings designed to accommodate the unique needs of people with disabilities and there's something for individuals of all ages.

October 19, 2017

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"Night to Shine"

Hundreds Of Proms In The Works For Those With Special Needs

Planning is underway for hundreds of proms specifically for people with disabilities that are set to take place around the world on a single day.

October 17, 2017

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

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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

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

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