Developmental Disabilities News
- University Opens Convenience Store Staffed By Students With Autism October 18, 2019
Recognizing that students with autism need job skills just as much as a degree, one university is believed to be the first to open a campus store to provide them with workplace training.
- Feds Settle With Gymnastics School They Say Canceled Child’s Birthday October 18, 2019
A gymnastics school accused of canceling a child's birthday party after learning the youth and guests had disabilities reached a settlement with federal officials over the complaint.
- Trump Special Ed Chief Calling It Quits October 17, 2019
The federal government's top special education official is heading for the exit.
- Ranking Names Nation’s Most Disability-Friendly Cities October 16, 2019
A new ranking is evaluating the best places to live for people with disabilities by factoring everything from affordability to access to support services.
- Walmart Faulted In ADA Discrimination Case October 15, 2019
A jury has awarded $5.2 million to a longtime Walmart employee with a developmental disability after determining that the company failed to accommodate him.
- Viewers Want More People With Disabilities On Screen, Study Shows October 15, 2019
Historically, actors who play characters with disabilities have been rewarded with ticket sales and even Academy Awards. But a study shows viewers are tired of inauthentic representations.
- Expensive Legal Fights Ensue Over Special Education Services October 15, 2019
The law says public schools must give students with disabilities the services that meet their individual needs, but parents and districts often disagree on what those services should be.
- Government Setting Aside $112M To Expand Disability Housing October 14, 2019
Federal officials are offering up millions of dollars to increase the supply of affordable housing for people with disabilities.
- SSI, Social Security Payments To Rise In 2020 October 11, 2019
People with disabilities who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits will get more money next year.
- Jury Delivers $8B Verdict In Risperdal Case October 11, 2019
Johnson & Johnson must pay $8 billion to a man who claimed the company failed to warn that boys using its drug Risperdal — commonly prescribed to those with autism — could grow breasts.