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Feds: Patient With Intellectual Disability Blocked From Organ Transplant List

Health & Behavior

States Skirting Obligation To Cover ABA Therapy


Bullying Differs Based On Type Of Disability, Study Finds


School District Suing Family Over Special Education Placement

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Robby Fisher


Zoning Laws May Quash Respite Home For People With Disabilities

When a fully-accessible house became available, a nonprofit disability service provider seized the opportunity to make it into a respite home, but now zoning issues could get in the way.

February 13, 2019
Barbie dolls


Barbie To Roll Out Dolls With Disabilities

Barbie dolls are available with various skin tones, body types, eye colors and hair styles. Now, for the first time, the toy store staple will feature dolls with disabilities.

February 12, 2019

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Lawsuit Contends Teacher Strike Will Harm Students In Special Ed

Attorneys filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of more than 10,000 students with disabilities who they say likely will be harmed more than others by a teachers' strike that began this week.

February 12, 2019


App Aims To Help Air Travelers With Special Needs

In an effort to ease the travel experience for people with special needs, one airport is offering video, audio and text instructions for navigating everything from check-in to boarding.

February 12, 2019

U.S. Capitol


Congress Considers Renewal Of Autism Act

Lawmakers are looking to secure over $1 billion in the coming years for federal efforts to address the needs of people with autism, including additional support for adults on the spectrum.

February 11, 2019


When Schools Use Child Protective Services As A Weapon Against Parents

Fed up with what they see as obstinate parents who don't agree to special education for their kids, schools sometimes use the threat of a child-protection investigation to strong-arm parents.

February 8, 2019

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MLB Abandoning ‘Disabled List’

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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy At Center Of Netflix Comedy

Netflix is picking up a comedy series about a man with cerebral palsy that has the backing of a "Big Bang Theory" star.

February 7, 2019


New Emoji Include People With Disabilities

A dozen icons depicting the experiences of people with disabilities are coming to smartphones and other devices later this year.

February 6, 2019


More Schools Using Yoga To Calm, Strengthen, Focus Students

Educators are turning to yoga and mindfulness to help kids of all ages overcome challenges, whether it's a physical disability, a health issue, anxiety, stress or depression.

February 5, 2019


Boot Camp Helps Businesses Looking To Employ Those With Autism

An online boot camp is helping individuals looking to launch social enterprises, with the goal of creating profitable businesses that also employ those with developmental disabilities.

February 5, 2019

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Politics & Law

Lawmakers Call For End To Subminimum Wage

There is a new effort underway in Congress to do away with rules that allow employers to pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage.

February 5, 2019

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Proms Expected To Draw Over 100,000 With Special Needs

Health & Behavior

With Mom’s Green Card On The Line, Family Forgoes ASD Services For Citizen Child

A girl needs autism treatment, but as immigration enforcement becomes stricter, her immigrant mother is afraid of turning to Medicaid.

February 1, 2019
Microsoft commercial


Super Bowl Ad Stars Kids With Disabilities

A commercial airing during the Super Bowl will feature a group of children with disabilities and hype a product geared toward them.

February 1, 2019
Kambel Smith


Artist Who ‘Just Happens To Be Autistic’ Winning Acclaim

An artist with autism is wowing critics from The New York Times and elsewhere with his intricate, large-scale sculptures of buildings made from foam and cardboard that he found in the trash.

January 31, 2019
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