Amid signs of continued improvement in the overall job market, the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities dropped as well, government figures indicate.
With legislation signed this week, New Hampshire is set to become the first state in the nation to make it illegal for people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage.
While progress in improving transportation for people with disabilities has been evident in the past decade, persistent barriers remain, a new national report finds.
A veteran special education teacher is accused of putting a second-grader with autism in a trash can, saying his behavior was similar to Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street."
As a growing number of states rely on private insurers to cover those with developmental disabilities, regulators are set to initiate the biggest overhaul of Medicaid managed-care in a decade.
In an about-face, federal officials are reconsidering whether speech-generating devices ought to be capable of modern functionalities like calling, texting and emailing.
Some children diagnosed with autism lose the label as they age, new research suggests, but most continue to face other issues even though they're no longer on the spectrum.
Differences in brain wiring could help explain why children born premature are at greater risk for autism and other developmental disorders, researchers say.
The longtime chair at the nation's largest autism advocacy group is stepping aside.
What's the biggest predictor of success for individuals with autism in adulthood? Researchers say it might not be what you'd expect.