Developmental Disabilities News
- Children’s Book Offers Boy’s View Of Life With Autism July 17, 2018
With help from his former paraprofessional, a nine-year-old with autism wrote and illustrated a book about what it's like to be on the spectrum.
- Reunited: Woman With Intellectual Disability Finds Son Taken At Birth July 17, 2018
When Jean Searle gave birth while living in an institution, she was forced to give up her child. Now, more than three decades later, she finally got to meet him.
- Down Syndrome Reality Show Up For Emmys July 17, 2018
A reality television show focusing on the lives of those with Down syndrome is in the running for multiple Emmy Awards.
- Disability Groups Leery Of Trump Supreme Court Nominee July 16, 2018
Disability rights groups are concerned that President Donald Trump's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court could weaken laws that help protect people with disabilities from discrimination.
- Actor With Down Syndrome Starring In Movie With Shia LaBeouf July 13, 2018
A 33-year-old with Down syndrome is making a name for himself working alongside Hollywood notables Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and David Arquette.
- Ed Department Sued Over Delay Of Special Education Rule July 13, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education is being accused of sidestepping its responsibilities to students with disabilities by delaying a special education regulation that was set to take effect.
- Study: Most Kids Still Aren’t Screened For Developmental Delays July 12, 2018
It's recommended that all young children be regularly screened for developmental delays, but new research finds that's not happening with fewer than 1 in 5 kids in some areas being evaluated …
- Caregiver Shortages Exacerbated By Soaring Housing Prices July 11, 2018
The work is demanding and low paid, and now some providers say that high housing costs are making it even harder to find home care workers to assist those with disabilities.
- Straw Bans Face Opposition From Disability Advocates July 10, 2018
States and cities are being pressed by environmentalists to eliminate plastic straws, but objections from disability advocates and others have derailed or delayed some proposed bans.
- Trump Administration Delays Special Ed Rule July 10, 2018
The Trump administration is officially postponing implementation of an Obama-era rule designed to prevent kids from certain backgrounds from being wrongly placed in special education.