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Federal officials are taking steps to clarify new requirements surrounding Medicaid coverage of autism treatments.

A growing number of families are struggling to care for aging adults with Down syndrome who also have Alzheimer's disease and are losing hard-won skills.

Children with autism are far less physically active than their typically-developing peers, researchers say.

Doctors are getting a reminder that adolescents with developmental disabilities are interested in sex too and their need for guidance and contraception should not be overlooked.

Vermont closed its last sheltered workshop in 2002. Today, the employment rate of people with developmental disabilities in the New England state is twice the national average.

The EEOC is accusing Papa John's Pizza of discrimination after an employee with Down syndrome was fired, allegedly because he needed the assistance of a job coach.

A federal judge is ordering one state to offer services to some 1,800 former special education students who were forced out of public schools two years early.

The number of characters with disabilities appearing on broadcast television is on the rise, according to a new analysis.

For the first time, a White House event will bring together experts from across the country to address the unique health and fitness concerns of those with disabilities.

As the nation's jobless rate hit a milestone last month, work prospects for Americans with disabilities appeared to improve just slightly, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

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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.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez is hoping that states will follow the federal government's lead in moving away from paying people with disabilities less than minimum wage.

In response to an increasing number of complaints, federal officials are reminding schools of their responsibilities to ensure that students with disabilities are not subjected to bullying.

About 20 percent of younger siblings of those with autism are on the spectrum too and they often show symptoms of the developmental disorder as young as 18 months, researchers say.

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.

Tens of thousands have signed a petition calling for Disney to include characters with Down syndrome in its animated films.

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.

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