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Remote Monitoring Offering Adults With Disabilities More Independence

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Trump Approves Extension Of Program Helping People Leave Institutions

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Effort Underway To Expand Access To Respite Care

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Researchers: Fecal Transplant May Improve Behavior In Kids With Autism

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New School Opens At Site Where Boy Was Restrained And Later Died

Just months after a teen with autism was restrained and later died, a new school has opened on the campus where the incident occurred and it features many of the same students and staff.

April 23, 2019
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Education

Feds Eye Reauthorization Of IDEA

The U.S. Department of Education is laying the groundwork for a reauthorization of the nation's primary special education law.

April 19, 2019

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Politics & Law

Disability Service Provider Accused Of ‘Culture Of Mistreatment’

A service provider known for taking on individuals with some of the most challenging conditions is facing multiple lawsuits alleging abuse and neglect.

April 19, 2019
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Living

Neighborhood Under Construction For Those With Special Needs

In what developers say is a first, an entire neighborhood of brand-new homes is set to hit the market that is specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities.

April 18, 2019

Money

Modeled After ‘Shark Tank,’ Program Opens Doors For Adults On The Spectrum

Much like ABC's "Shark Tank," the Reactor Room puts adults with autism in front of a panel of business leaders and innovators with connections and ideas that can lead to a meaningful career.

April 17, 2019

Education

School Districts Struggle With Mounting Special Ed Costs

In some areas, federal and state dollars for students with disabilities aren't growing with special ed enrollment and parents and advocates say kids are being denied services as a result.

April 16, 2019

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CEO Of Disability Nonprofit Ordered To Pay $150K For Medicaid Fraud


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Workplace Disability Discrimination Complaints Decline

For the second year in a row, complaints of disability-related job discrimination are down, according to a government report.

April 16, 2019
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Autism

CDC Finds More Preschoolers Have Autism

New federal figures indicate that autism prevalence among young children is on the rise.

April 15, 2019

Education

Paraeducator Training Mandate Up In The Air

One state is on track to become the first to require training for paraeducators who support students with disabilities — if lawmakers can come up with the money to pay for it, that is.

April 12, 2019

Autism

SeaWorld Becoming More Autism-Friendly

Joining its sister parks, SeaWorld Orlando is now a certified autism center, a move that's meant to make the theme park more accessible to people with disabilities, the company said.

April 12, 2019

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Education

Ed Department Accused Of Dragging Its Feet On IDEA Rule

More than a month after a federal court ruled against the U.S. Department of Education's efforts to delay a special ed regulation, advocates are blasting the agency for continuing to stall.

April 11, 2019

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Living

TV Show To Profile Job Seekers With Disabilities


Education

State May Owe Feds $223M For Short-Changing Special Education

Officials in one state thought they owed the federal government $33 million for spending too little on special education, but revised estimates show that figure may be closer to $223 million.

April 9, 2019

Living

Ultra-Accessible Camp In The Works

The man behind Morgan's Wonderland — a fully accessible amusement park — is at it again with a camp featuring everything from a zip line to archery for those with and without special needs.

April 9, 2019
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Autism

Study Raises Questions About Promising Autism Therapy

A large clinical trial of a heralded early intervention therapy for autism shows the treatment might not be as advantageous as previously believed.

April 9, 2019
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