- Dragging Of Boy With Autism Not Isolated, Advocates Say October 18, 2018
As national television networks have been airing video of school staff dragging a student with autism, advocates are expressing concern, saying they've seen similar situations before.
- Disney Fights To Keep Autism Lawsuits From Going To Trial October 12, 2018
Walt Disney Co. is fighting to stop trials for 30 lawsuits in which people with autism contend the company's theme parks didn't accommodate them because they had to wait in line for rides.
- Study: Specialized Teacher Training Yields More Success For Kids With ASD October 8, 2018
Training public school teachers specifically to work with students who have autism makes a big difference, new research suggests, helping kids on the spectrum excel in mainstream classes.
- Businesses Increasingly Hiring People With Disabilities October 5, 2018
With employers facing a tight labor market, falling unemployment rates among people with disabilities suggest more hiring managers are opening their eyes to this untapped pool of workers.
- After Losing Family In Fire, Girl Finds Home With Special Ed Teacher October 5, 2018
When Kim Canterbury began working as a substitute special education teacher, she didn't realize she'd end up taking one of her students into her home as one of her own.
- Sensory-Friendly Design Enters The Classroom October 4, 2018
As more students with special needs enter school systems nationwide, educators are increasingly designing their classrooms to boost behavior and academic performance.
- Theater Program Gives Stage To Children With Disabilities October 2, 2018
A program pairing performers with special needs alongside peer mentors to stage well-known musicals is now in 16 states with sights on becoming the "Special Olympics for theater."
- Lawmakers Look To Improve Care For Kids With Complex Conditions October 1, 2018
About 500,000 kids — including many with developmental disabilities — are considered to be medically complex. Proposed legislation aims to make it easier to coordinate their care.
- Special Ed, Disability Programs Spared In Government Budget Deal September 28, 2018
The federal government will increase funding for special ed and allocate money to address the needs of caregivers as part of a spending bill that's expected to be signed by the president.
- Party City Accused Of Denying Job To Woman With Autism September 26, 2018
The EEOC is suing Party City alleging that a woman with autism was denied a sales job after a store manager realized she had a disability and would be assisted by a job coach.