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A new national survey finds many Americans believe there's truth to a number of widely-discussed medical conspiracy theories including one linking vaccines to autism and other disorders.

With a new rule taking effect this week, federal officials are looking to compel businesses to significantly increase the number of people with disabilities that they employ.

One photo at a time, a mother of a girl with Down syndrome is on a mission to convince advertisers to include people with disabilities in their branding and companies are starting to listen.

A program that places recent college graduates in teaching positions across the country after just weeks of training says it will beef up its focus on special education.

Kids are much more likely to participate in behavioral and mental health treatment when they can access it directly at their pediatrician's office, a new study finds.

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.

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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.

For the first time in more than a decade, the fines that the federal government can impose for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act are set to rise.

The mother of a man with Down syndrome whose death at the hands of law enforcement last year made national news will testify before a U.S. Senate panel.

The number of children with autism who are being hospitalized -- often due to mental health concerns -- is on the rise, particularly among teens with the developmental disorder.

An Ohio man accused of harassing his neighbor and her children with developmental disabilities stood at a busy street corner this weekend with a sign proclaiming "I am a bully."

The only fully-accessible home ever designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is set to open to the public as a museum.

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