An executive order requiring federal contractors to be paid at least $10.10 per hour will apply to workers with disabilities too, White House officials say.
Widespread use of restraint and seclusion in the nation's schools is putting kids with disabilities at risk and current laws offer families little recourse, a U.S. Senate investigation finds.
When a Michigan boy with special needs said he didn't want a birthday party because he had no friends, his mom turned to Facebook and found him more than a million supporters.
It's been over 50 years since scientists determined that an extra copy of the 21st chromosome is responsible for Down syndrome. But today a battle continues over who deserves credit.
Adults with intellectual disabilities are struggling to find their place in the workforce, according to a new Gallup survey finding that two-thirds have no job.
As more people become eligible for Medicaid, experts say accessing psychiatrists, psychologists and other professionals often relied on by those with disabilities may be difficult.
Toxic chemicals may be responsible for a growing number of children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, researchers say.
A federal agency and more than 130 members of Congress are calling on President Barack Obama to allocate more funding for special education in his upcoming budget proposal.
After video of a teen with Down syndrome scoring big points for his high school basketball team went viral, he signed what's believed to be a first-of-its-kind NBA contract.
A new study suggests that moms of kids with autism address their children's behavior differently than parents of kids without the developmental disorder.