Developmental Disabilities News
- Brain Stimulation May Benefit Kids With Cerebral Palsy, Study Finds March 22, 2018
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers found that stimulating targeted areas of the brain with a mild electrical current can enhance the motor skills of children with cerebral palsy.
- DeVos Defends Move To Delay Special Ed Rule March 21, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is sticking by her agency's plan to pause an Obama-era rule designed to make sure kids from certain backgrounds aren't wrongly placed in special ed.
- Airbnb Rolls Out New Features For Those With Disabilities March 20, 2018
Following accusations of discrimination against travelers with disabilities, Airbnb said it is implementing changes aimed at making its platform friendlier to those with various needs.
- Family Sues After Boy Scouts Strip Badges From Son With Down Syndrome March 20, 2018
A Utah man is suing the Boy Scouts of America after the organization voided every merit badge his son — who has Down syndrome — earned, blocking the teen's path to becoming an Eagle Scout.
- Race Is On To Renew Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions March 20, 2018
Disability advocates are scrambling to get funding renewed for a federal program that's helped thousands with developmental disabilities leave institutions but is now on the brink of collapse.
- Study Testing First Medication To Treat Autism March 19, 2018
A drug being tested in a nationwide clinical trial could become the first to increase the ability of those with autism to connect socially and overcome other symptoms of the disorder.
- Google Now Includes Accessible Routes March 16, 2018
With a new Google Maps feature, the technology giant is looking to make it easier for people with disabilities to get around.
- Autism Symptoms Rarely Isolated, CDC Researchers Say March 16, 2018
Nearly all children with autism are dealing with at least one other condition — and often several — ranging from anxiety to ADHD, sleep, behavioral and GI issues, a new study suggests.
- Concerns Raised As Disability Panels Fail To Meet Under Trump March 15, 2018
Lawmakers are urging the Trump administration to convene multiple committees tasked with advising the federal government on disability issues that appear to have been put on hiatus.
- How Medicaid Became A Go-To Funder For Schools March 14, 2018
Begun as a health care safety net for children and low-income families, Medicaid increasingly underwrites a range of school services including many benefiting students with disabilities.