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With group training sessions, researchers say parents can learn to successfully incorporate autism therapy techniques into their everyday interactions with their children.

While the vast majority of kids with developmental disabilities are cared for at home, pediatricians are being reminded that out-of-home placements remain an important option.

An interior design course at one college is teaching students to make homes functional, practical, safe and aesthetically pleasing for people with autism and their families.

Two adults were arrested after a 19-year-old man with a disability was found trapped in a cage that was chained shut.

Far too often, students with disabilities end up on a path to prison when their behavioral and emotional issues are not well addressed at school, experts say.

Scientists say they've identified scores of genes linked to autism, offering a greater understanding of the roots of the developmental disorder that could lead to better treatments.

Members of Congress are calling on the Obama administration to take into account the concerns of self-advocates as the federal government works to implement new autism legislation.

For children experiencing dozens or even hundreds of seizures a day, an experimental drug derived from marijuana could make all the difference.

Despite many states making policy updates in recent years, a new analysis suggests that students with disabilities continue to experience high rates of restraint and seclusion at school.

Disappointed by the way they learned that their newborn son had Down syndrome, a Minnesota couple is working to improve the experience for other families.

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An effort to track the health of 100,000 kids from birth to adulthood may stop before its official start in a potential setback for those looking for answers on autism and other disorders.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is backing off comments he made earlier this month suggesting that he may be on the autism spectrum.

With little time to spare, a vote will happen this year on a bill that would allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their benefits, a key member of Congress says.

The maker of childhood classics like Mr. Potato Head, Play-Doh and Connect 4 is looking to ensure that kids with developmental disabilities know how to engage with its toys too.

For the first time, Pope Francis is set to meet with individuals with autism and their families during an international conference on the developmental disorder.

Advocates are pushing Congress to act before the end of the year on a bill that would allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

More than a month after a teen with autism was duct-taped to a goalpost and abandoned, those involved in the incident have apologized.

Stiffer penalties and stepped up enforcement are among the measures states are taking to help ensure that accessible parking spaces are available for those who truly need them.

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