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Trump Signs Family Caregivers Act

A new law will require the federal government to develop a national strategy to address the needs of family caregivers, including those supporting people with developmental disabilities.

January 25, 2018
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For Those With ASD, Improv Classes Can Aid Communication

The Second City is known for churning out some of the country's top comedians, but now the group is using improv to help those with autism enhance their communication skills.

January 24, 2018
Delta plane at gate

Delta Cracking Down On Service, Support Animals

It may soon be a little harder to fly with a service or support animal as one of the nation's largest airlines looks to weed out biting, urination and other misbehavior on its planes.

January 23, 2018

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Teen’s Talent On Drums Helps Him Control Prader-Willi

Despite motor skills and other physical challenges, an affinity for the drums is helping a teenager with Prader-Willi syndrome manage his insatiable appetite and find a way to fit in.

January 23, 2018
A staffer at a group home lifts a resident from her bed

Government Watchdog Warns Of Group Home Dangers

Injuries, serious medical conditions and even deaths of those with developmental disabilities living in group homes often are not looked into and go unreported, federal investigators say.

January 18, 2018

Film Starring Actors With ASD Coming To The Big Screen

A feature film starring multiple people with autism is headed for a national release.

January 17, 2018

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"Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Wins Critics’ Choice Award

A reality show about the lives of several young adults with Down syndrome is picking up another award.

January 12, 2018
"Access+Ability" exhibit

Smithsonian Exhibit Puts Focus On Accessible Design

From clothing to utensils and computers, a new exhibit is showcasing the varied and increasing ways that today's world is adapting to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities.

January 11, 2018
Jill Bonn and her daughter, Erica

Apartment Complex Caters To Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities is rare, but a new apartment complex geared specifically to this population is part of a burgeoning wave of options.

January 8, 2018

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New Comedy Sheds Light On Raising Kids With Special Needs

After raising twin boys with autism, Guzin Kurun wanted to create an element of "normalcy" around parenting of children with the condition. And she wanted to do it through comedy.

January 5, 2018
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Report: Housing A ‘Crisis’ For People With Disabilities

Housing prices are far outpacing the monthly benefits provided by SSI, according to a new report, forcing many people with disabilities into homelessness or costly institutional care.

December 15, 2017
Golden Globes

Autism Portrayal Nets Golden Globe Nod

Hollywood appears to be embracing the story of a surgeon with autism.

December 12, 2017

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