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Amid signs of continued improvement in the overall job market, the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities dropped as well, government figures indicate.

With legislation signed this week, New Hampshire is set to become the first state in the nation to make it illegal for people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage.

While progress in improving transportation for people with disabilities has been evident in the past decade, persistent barriers remain, a new national report finds.

A veteran special education teacher is accused of putting a second-grader with autism in a trash can, saying his behavior was similar to Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street."

As a growing number of states rely on private insurers to cover those with developmental disabilities, regulators are set to initiate the biggest overhaul of Medicaid managed-care in a decade.

In an about-face, federal officials are reconsidering whether speech-generating devices ought to be capable of modern functionalities like calling, texting and emailing.

Some children diagnosed with autism lose the label as they age, new research suggests, but most continue to face other issues even though they're no longer on the spectrum.

Differences in brain wiring could help explain why children born premature are at greater risk for autism and other developmental disorders, researchers say.

The longtime chair at the nation's largest autism advocacy group is stepping aside.

What's the biggest predictor of success for individuals with autism in adulthood? Researchers say it might not be what you'd expect.

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The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating allegations that people with developmental disabilities have been illegally denied the right to vote when placed under conservatorships.

Weeks after a teen with autism and her family were booted from a United Airlines flight, advocates are calling on federal authorities to remind air carriers of their responsibilities.

A new survey finds many health care providers admittedly know little about how to care for adults with autism.

After an outraged mother complained that her daughter with Down syndrome and others with special needs were left out of the yearbook, school officials are changing course.

The U.S. Supreme Court chose not to rule on whether the ADA applies during police encounters the same day the court said it would not consider a closely-watched special education case.

The Obama administration wants to see more kids with disabilities -- no matter how significant -- participating in classrooms alongside their typically-developing peers.

A nonprofit that's filed dozens of disability access lawsuits is looking to bring criminal charges against those who violate the ADA, but now business owners are vowing to fight.

A chair designed by a group of high school students to provide a soothing, full-body hug much like Temple Grandin's "squeeze machine" may soon be widely available.

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