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Making an appointment with a psychiatrist is often an uphill battle no matter if you're insured or if you intend to pay out of pocket, a new study suggests.

The Obama administration says it will delay enforcement of a new rule granting federal minimum wage and overtime protections to in-home care workers who assist people with disabilities.

An inability to place behaviors in context -- such as what usually comes before or after a smile, a cry or a shout -- could be at the root of autism, researchers say.

One of the richest people in the world is calling on employers to join him in hiring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Ten people from across the country will be honored at the White House this week for their efforts to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Five teens have been charged with dumping a bucket containing urine and tobacco spit on a 15-year-old with autism who thought he was taking part in the "ice bucket challenge."

A new ranking is offering insight on the nation's best and worst places for people with disabilities to call home.

After a nearly yearlong battle, a family will get to keep a 65-pound pig in their home that they say offers support for their children with special needs.

Monthly Social Security payments -- including those for Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries -- will go up next year.

A teen with autism who was found duct-taped to a goalpost earlier this month has faced backlash over the incident, but his family says they don't want to see criminal charges in the case.

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For children experiencing dozens or even hundreds of seizures a day, an experimental drug derived from marijuana could make all the difference.

Members of Congress are calling on the Obama administration to take into account the concerns of self-advocates as the federal government works to implement new autism legislation.

Scientists say they've identified scores of genes linked to autism, offering a greater understanding of the roots of the developmental disorder that could lead to better treatments.

Far too often, students with disabilities end up on a path to prison when their behavioral and emotional issues are not well addressed at school, experts say.

An interior design course at one college is teaching students to make homes functional, practical, safe and aesthetically pleasing for people with autism and their families.

While the vast majority of kids with developmental disabilities are cared for at home, pediatricians are being reminded that out-of-home placements remain an important option.

Two adults were arrested after a 19-year-old man with a disability was found trapped in a cage that was chained shut.

With group training sessions, researchers say parents can learn to successfully incorporate autism therapy techniques into their everyday interactions with their children.

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