Developmental Disabilities News
- Report: Housing A ‘Crisis’ For People With Disabilities December 15, 2017
Housing prices are far outpacing the monthly benefits provided by SSI, according to a new report, forcing many people with disabilities into homelessness or costly institutional care.
- Ed Department Seeks Delay Of IDEA Rule December 15, 2017
The Trump administration wants to delay implementation of an Obama-era regulation designed to ensure that kids from certain backgrounds aren't unnecessarily placed in special education.
- Autism Speaks Unveils New Scientific Agenda December 14, 2017
A year after dropping references to a cure from its mission statement, the nation's largest autism advocacy group is charting a new course with a bold rewrite of its scientific priorities.
- When It Comes To Special Ed, Quality Can Depend On Zip Code December 13, 2017
The law says students with disabilities deserve to learn. In some districts, parents say that's not happening.
- Autism Portrayal Nets Golden Globe Nod December 12, 2017
Hollywood appears to be embracing the story of a surgeon with autism.
- Despite Parity Law, Therapists Often Remain Out Of Reach December 12, 2017
It's been nearly a decade since Congress promised to make mental health care just as easy to access as care for any other condition. Yet today, many people still struggle to find treatment.
- Researchers To Study Effects Of Marijuana On Kids With ASD December 12, 2017
In what some advocates say could be a first in the United States, a major children's hospital is set to study the effects of medical marijuana on children with autism.
- Trump Administration Weighs In On FAPE, IEPs December 11, 2017
Nine months after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right of students with disabilities to FAPE, the U.S. Department of Education is shedding light on the decision's implications.
- Better Oversight Sought For Representative Payees December 8, 2017
Representative payees who are tasked with managing Social Security payments for many with disabilities would be subject to greater scrutiny under a proposal in Congress.
- Mom, Daughter With Down Syndrome Win $45,000 In Cooking Contest December 8, 2017
A 5-year-old with Down syndrome and her mother will take home thousands after their recipe won an Uncle Ben's cooking contest for school-age children.