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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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Netflix Renews Series About Teen With ASD

Netflix is ordering up more episodes of a series about the experiences of a teen with autism and his family.

September 15, 2017
"Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Takes Home Emmys

A documentary series chronicling the lives of seven young adults with Down syndrome is the winner of multiple Emmy Awards.

September 12, 2017
Dr. Tyler Sexton checks on an infant

‘The Good Doctor’ Gets Boost From Real MD With Disability

ABC is turning to a pediatrician with cerebral palsy and others who have achieved success despite long odds to help promote their new television drama about a surgeon on the spectrum.

September 11, 2017

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Accomable Aims To Be Accessible Version Of Airbnb

Much like Airbnb, Accomable allows people to offer up their homes to travelers, but all of its listings are fully vetted for various accessibility needs.

September 8, 2017
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Rental Market Unkind To Those With Developmental Disabilities

As people with developmental disabilities increasingly live in community-based settings, a first-of-its-kind report is finding that they face a multitude of barriers in obtaining housing.

September 7, 2017

How A Mom Helped Her Son With Autism Fit In At High School

Nervous about how other students would receive her son with autism, one mom took to Facebook and found a heartening response.

September 6, 2017

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