Disability advocates are calling for the Justice Department to investigate the death of a man with Down syndrome who was restrained after refusing to leave a movie theater.
New research suggests it may be possible to identify children at risk for autism from day one.
More than two-dozen zoos and aquariums across the country will roll out the red carpet for kids with autism and their families this weekend.
Facing mistreatment in his special education classroom, a 7-year-old boy who is nonverbal turned to stick-figure drawings to alert his parents.
Max Braverman and family will be returning to television for a fifth season of NBC's "Parenthood," a fan-favorite among many affected by autism.
When a family installed a blue light outside their home to mark Autism Awareness Month, they never expected it to bring a backlash from one of their neighbors.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined voting accessibility on Election Day of 2008 finding that access had improved in polling places since 2000. All but one polling places were accessible. GAO estimated that 27 percent of polling places had no potential barriers; 45 percent had potential barriers, but offered curbside voting; and the remaining 27 percent had potential barriers, but did not offer curbside voting. Access the full report in PDF format.
The U.S. Department of Justice has reached a settlement agreement with the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township, IN, to prevent bullying and harassment in schools. The agreement comes in response to reports of possible racial harassment at a district school. Under the agreement, the district will work on preventing harassment based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion and disability, and make sure that all students have a safe and supportive learning environment.
In what's believed to be a first-of-its-kind case, a family is bringing a federal lawsuit after a photo of their son with Down syndrome was doctored and spread across the Internet.
Federal officials are putting housing providers on notice that they must accommodate people with disabilities who rely on service animals.