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Efforts to increase work opportunities for people with developmental disabilities are largely centering on changing attitudes among employers.

In a case before the nation's high court, justices are weighing the role of the Americans with Disabilities Act during encounters with law enforcement.

A film starring a man with Down syndrome is set for a nationwide release this spring.

The Obama administration is pressing states to be ready to provide minimum wage and overtime pay to in-home care workers assisting people with disabilities.

Federal education officials are fielding an increasing number of complaints related to disability discrimination in the nation's schools.

A teachers group is fighting a plan to allow a student with a disability to use a faculty restroom, all because they say the accommodation violates their right to exclusive facilities.

Gastrointestinal issues common among many on the spectrum are often apparent in infancy -- well before individuals are diagnosed with the developmental disorder, researchers say.

Charged with welcoming world leaders and handling the official guest book, the newly-appointed White House receptionist just happens to be deaf.

Stiffer penalties could soon be in store for parents in one state whose children skip school, but the harsher punishment would only apply to those with kids in special education.

Developmental disability service providers cannot sue to force state Medicaid programs to raise their reimbursement rates, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

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For eight days this summer, some of the world's top athletes with intellectual disabilities will be featured on national television.

A plan to rewrite the nation's primary education law is set to go before the U.S. Senate and it now includes a provision related to restraint and seclusion in schools.

Pediatricians often fail to take seriously parent concerns about autism, new research suggests, sometimes delaying children from receiving a diagnosis and treatment for years.

Federal officials want existing job training programs to better serve people with disabilities and they're putting up millions of dollars to make it happen.

A mom is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly abandoning her 21-year-old son who has cerebral palsy and quadriplegia in the woods for days.

The Obama administration is proposing new regulations that would sharply limit people with disabilities from entering employment situations where they earn less than minimum wage.

Basking in the glow after becoming the second-youngest player ever to win one of golf's top prizes, Jordan Spieth was all too happy to talk about his sister with special needs.

Many people with developmental disabilities are languishing in jail simply because they've been deemed unfit to stand trial and treatment facilities are unavailable.

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