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Feds Eye New Rules On Flying With Service Animals

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Worries Abound Over Medicaid Mandate That Caregivers Check In

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FDA Grants Fast-Track Status To Possible Autism Drug

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Living

With Adaptive Controller, Microsoft Courts Gamers With Disabilities

Though company officials have no idea how many people will buy it, a push to increase accessible technology has Microsoft debuting an adaptive controller for its Xbox gaming system.

May 18, 2018
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Politics & Law

Lawmakers Weigh Tighter Leash On Animals In Flight

With an increasing number of animals taking to the skies on U.S. airlines, Congress may start pulling a tighter leash on what qualifies as a service or support animal on airplanes.

May 16, 2018

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Cerebral Palsy

ABC Orders Up More ‘Speechless’

Television network executives are doubling down on a comedy centering on the experiences of a teenager with cerebral palsy and his family.

May 15, 2018

Living

After 42 years In Institutions, Woman Seeks A Home Of Her Own

Institutionalized for over four decades, Lucretia Felder wants nothing more than to live in a home of her own, but so far no service provider has stepped up to support her in the community.

May 15, 2018

Students sit in a special education class

Intellectual Disability

Inclusion Rates Lagging For Students With Intellectual Disabilities

Under federal law, students with disabilities are supposed to attend class with their typically-developing peers as much as possible, but new research suggests that may not be happening.

May 15, 2018
Andrew Butler, left, lets his parents, Mark and Susan, know that he wants to leave and go for a car ride

Autism

Fitbit-Like Device Shows Promise In Predicting Autism Aggression

A system that uses a digital wristband and a mobile app could someday predict outbursts among children with autism, allowing family members and helpers to prevent and prepare for episodes.

May 14, 2018

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Politics & Law

Government Urged To Improve Disability Services


Money

Goodwill Settles Harassment Claims From Workers With Disabilities

Goodwill and an affiliate will pay $850,000 to eight former and current employees — including women with developmental disabilities — to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit.

May 11, 2018
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Autism

How Geography Influences Autism Treatment

There are many treatment options for children with autism ranging from speech and behavioral therapy to medication, but which ones families choose appears to depend on where they live.

May 10, 2018

Korrie Johnson in her room at a nursing home

Living

Caregiver Shortage Forcing Young People With Disabilities Into Institutions

A chronic and deepening shortage of home care workers is forcing scores of younger people with disabilities to move into sterile and highly restrictive institutions, including nursing homes.

May 9, 2018

Education

Robot Cleared To Attend Class For Student With Special Needs

Under an agreement with federal prosecutors, a student with a disability will be able to participate in lessons and interact with peers through a robot attending class in the student's place.

May 8, 2018

Politics & Law

Trump Hotel Sued For Alleged ADA Violations

A man is suing Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago for multiple alleged violations of the ADA, from improper grab bars in the restrooms to counters that were too tall at the hotel bar.

May 8, 2018

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Living

Microsoft Unveils $25 Million Disability Initiative


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Education

Schools Still Winning Most Special Ed Disputes, Even After Endrew F.

Schools continued to win most IEP disputes in the year since a U.S. Supreme Court decision affirmed a more ambitious standard for students with disabilities, according to a new analysis.

May 7, 2018

Cerebral Palsy

Nike Turns To Runner With Cerebral Palsy To Help Design Next-Gen Shoe

One of the world's largest athletic brands is expanding its lineup of shoes specially designed for people with disabilities.

May 4, 2018

Intellectual Disability

Athletes, Supporters Celebrate 50 Years Of Special Olympics

Fifty years after the first-ever Special Olympics Games, thousands are coming together to mark society's notable strides in accepting people with disabilities and the challenges that remain.

May 4, 2018
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