Developmental Disabilities News
- Down Syndrome Reality Show Set To Wrap December 6, 2019
A groundbreaking reality television show documenting the lives of young adults with Down syndrome is coming to an end.
- Death And Deals: Children With Special Needs Suffer, Private Equity Profits December 6, 2019
At-home children's nursing care is dominated by a company assembled through a series of corporate takeovers that has two goals — quality care and maximizing profit.
- 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.
- Investigation Finds Significant Barriers To Pursuing IDEA Disputes December 4, 2019
IDEA provides parents certain options if they're unsatisfied with the education their children are receiving, but government investigators say only some families are able to take advantage.
- Google Seeks Help From People With Down Syndrome December 3, 2019
From Siri to Alexa, voice assistants are everywhere, but the technology tends to miss every third word that people with Down syndrome say. Now a new effort is underway to change that.
- How An ‘Interabled’ Couple Became An Internet Sensation December 3, 2019
He has a disability. She doesn't. To change how the world sees them as a couple, they launched a vlog and became a YouTube sensation.
- Rights Of Special Ed Students Over 18 Ignored, Lawsuit Claims December 3, 2019
Special education groups contend that one state is violating federal law by refusing to allow guardians to look out for certain students with disabilities after they become legal adults.
- Feds Unleash $130 Million For Disability Housing December 2, 2019
Millions of dollars are headed to communities across the country to provide affordable housing to people with disabilities, federal officials say.
- 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.
- Day Care Chain Settles Suit After Expelling Girl With Down Syndrome November 22, 2019
A national day care provider settled a lawsuit brought by the Justice Department after a girl with Down syndrome was kicked out when she couldn't conform to a corporate timeline on potty training …