- City Is Nation’s First To Be Autism Certified December 5, 2019
A community-wide effort to train businesses and other entities to welcome people on the spectrum has led one city to become the country's first designated as autism certified.
- Doctors Making Virtual House Calls For Those With Special Needs November 22, 2019
Aiming to ease the experience of visiting a doctor, a new program is allowing people with developmental disabilities to access medical and mental health care without leaving home.
- Santa Offering Sensory-Friendly Events Nationwide November 21, 2019
Ahead of his big night, hundreds of special events across the country will offer kids with disabilities a chance to visit with Santa Claus in a calmer setting.
- High-Stakes Medicaid Assessments Upend Lives Of Families With Disabilities November 20, 2019
A computer-based assessment was supposed to make it easier for families to apply for Medicaid waivers in one state. Instead, many have seen their benefits arbitrarily slashed.
- Artist With Autism Commands Up To $25K For Sculptures November 19, 2019
A year ago he was unknown. Now, an artist with autism is being featured in multiple solo exhibitions and his work has been purchased for both public and private collections.
- TV Season Set For Record High Disability Representation November 15, 2019
There are more characters with disabilities set to appear on prime-time television this season than ever before, according to a new report, though representation still falls far short.
- Educators Charged In Death Of Teen With Autism Restrained At School November 14, 2019
Prosecutors have filed involuntary manslaughter charges against administrators and a teacher at a school where a student with autism died after being restrained face down for nearly two hours.
- Autism Speaks Revenue Surges November 12, 2019
The nation's largest autism advocacy group is reporting a big spike in fundraising.
- Online Matching Service Pairs Adult Roommates With Developmental Disabilities November 11, 2019
An online service that's believed to be the first of its kind is helping people with developmental disabilities find compatible roommates and settle into homes independent from their families.
- Nation’s Largest Health Insurer Fined Over Autism Claims November 8, 2019
Officials in one state announced a $1 million fine against insurance giant UnitedHealthcare for improperly handling claims related to autism and other mental health care.