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New research is offering evidence that autism is linked to differences in the brain that emerge during pregnancy.

The federal government is revising its official autism prevalence estimate upward to reflect a 30 percent increase over numbers reported just two years ago.

As the number of students with disabilities attending residential schools in one state continues to rise, there are mounting concerns about the costs associated with such programs.

With a new initiative, the Obama administration is looking to expand developmental and behavioral screening for children across the country.

An international software giant that's looking to tap the unique talents of those with autism is taking on its first group of American employees on the spectrum.

Training police to respond to situations involving people with developmental disabilities and other behavioral disorders leads to fewer arrests and more treatment referrals.

With wait times for service dogs as long as three to five years, some people with disabilities are taking matters into their own hands.

The ability to access a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health provider can vary dramatically depending on where you live.

After less than a year on the job, a White House adviser specifically focused on disability issues is leaving the Pennsylvania Avenue post.

The unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is up slightly as more people seek work, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

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People with even the most severe disabilities have the right to make their own decisions, no matter if their choices are risky or ultimately turn out to be mistakes, a U.N. panel says.

Using web-based technology to teach parents the strategies of applied behavior analysis could offer big gains for kids with autism, new research suggests.

Experts say that treatable infections may be behind a growing number of children developing symptoms of psychological disorders seemingly overnight, but the idea remains controversial.

A federal judge has thrown out a discrimination claim from a married couple with intellectual disabilities who were denied the opportunity to live together in the same group home.

Nearly a year after new diagnostic criteria for autism took effect, the National Institutes of Health is asking everyone from families to health experts to weigh in on the changes.

In a case centering on the rights of people with intellectual disabilities, a court has ruled that an Iowa mother overstepped when she arranged a vasectomy for her son with special needs.

Using YouTube videos, researchers say they've identified a new approach to autism screening that could significantly speed up the path to diagnosis.

An annual ranking of states offering the best services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities reveals a familiar but evolving landscape.

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