Federal education officials are dramatically altering the way they evaluate compliance with special education law and the change means far fewer states are living up to expectations.
A new proposal in the U.S. Senate would eliminate a government bias toward placing people with disabilities in institutional rather than community-based settings.
Congress is one step closer to renewing the nation's primary autism legislation.
Federal lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to require most students with disabilities to try competitive employment before they could be employed by sheltered workshops.
A major health insurer has agreed to stop using the term "mental retardation" after a family complained when the phrase was used to describe their daughter's condition.
Parents of children with autism are more likely to exhibit traits of the developmental disorder themselves, new research suggests.
With autism numbers rising every few years, some researchers in the field are sharply questioning the reliability of the government statistics.
In a case that could have broad implications, the U.S. Supreme Court says home care workers -- including those caring for their own kids with special needs -- can't be forced to pay union dues.
Unemployment among Americans with disabilities inched up last month even as the overall job situation appeared to improve, the U.S. Department of Labor said.
Further allaying fears about a link between vaccines and autism, a systematic review finds that immunizations are generally safe and that the benefits far outweigh risks.