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A revamped version of the blue and white icon that's long symbolized accessibility everywhere from parking lots to restrooms will soon be commonplace in more communities.

The president and first lady will welcome a group of people with disabilities to the White House this week for a special dinner focusing on efforts to promote acceptance.

For young children with disabilities, the key to mastering language may be surrounding them with their typically-developing peers, researchers say.

With thousands of votes in his favor, a 24-year-old who is nonverbal and has autism could land on the cover of a national magazine.

The nation's school district leaders are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on who should pay for a child's private school tuition while special education disputes are litigated.

Kids with autism have less flexible brains, researchers say in a new study that may help explain why switching from rest to a task can be particularly difficult for those on the spectrum.

Just before leaving Washington for a month-long break, the U.S. Senate acted to renew the nation's primary autism legislation, sending the measure to the president's desk.

Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder were just a few of the celebrities on hand at a White House gala honoring Special Olympics.

The jobless rate for people with disabilities improved somewhat last month, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

With little fanfare, President Barack Obama signed a reauthorization of the nation's primary autism legislation that includes more than a billion dollars in federal funding.

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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.

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

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.

With too few teachers on staff as the school year kicks off, one school district may rely on long-term substitutes for many special education classes.

Two more medical centers will soon join a national network designed to provide a one-stop shop for autism care.

The number of children with disabilities is on the rise, largely due to growth in incidence of mental and developmental disorders, researchers say.

A new show focusing on the experiences of five young adults with intellectual disabilities is coming to television.

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