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A growing number of states are requiring that a Down syndrome diagnosis be accompanied by accurate information about the disorder, but not everyone is pleased by the new mandates.

A new government-backed review finds that there is substantially more evidence for behavior therapy in treating autism than even just a few years ago.

Kids with autism retain extra brain connections that other children weed out during development, researchers say in a new study that suggests drugs may be able to correct the issue.

A school district is apologizing for having students in special education dig through trash for recyclables to earn money as part of a functional skills program.

A major pediatricians' group is issuing new guidelines for physicians diagnosing intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Adults with autism face a greater risk of sexual victimization than their typically-developing peers, researchers say, and a lack of education could be part of the reason why.

Officials in one state say that new federal rules requiring overtime pay for caregivers could mean diminished services for people with disabilities and increased institutionalization.

Just because she has a disability, Pam Dickens must prove every year that she's a safe driver in order to keep her license. Now, Dickens and others are suing to get the requirement dropped.

Despite a push to increase hiring of people with what are known as "targeted disabilities," the participation of such individuals in the federal workforce has actually declined.

There's long been talk of a connection between autism risk and infant head size, but a large new study suggests that no such link exists.

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The ride-sharing service Uber is facing accusations that its drivers discriminate against people with disabilities, in one case allegedly locking a passenger's service dog in the trunk.

Kanye West is taking heat for calling out two concertgoers for not standing up only to find out that they had disabilities.

Months after federal officials ordered them to do so, states are starting to include coverage of treatments like ABA for kids with autism within their Medicaid programs.

Federal officials say they're embarking on a new effort to identify best practices to meet the needs of individuals with autism from childhood to adulthood.

On a 1.2-acre plot of land in the heart of Chicago, young adults with autism are getting invaluable lessons -- lessons that may soon be replicated around the country.

A federal lawmaker says he wants to level the playing field for parents involved in special education disputes with their child's school district.

The vast majority of American children may not be receiving recommended screenings for developmental delay, the CDC says.

An increasing number of young people with disabilities are moving into housing that largely serves the elderly and the mix of populations is not without tension.

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