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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.

Airlines are facing the steepest penalties for mistreating passengers with disabilities as the total number of citations imposed on carriers is soaring, a new analysis finds.

A new federal rule is paving the way for 911 services to become more accessible for people with disabilities.

Even in states with laws requiring health insurers to cover autism therapy, parents say they're hitting walls when they try to access such services.

While some children with autism may benefit from taking oxytocin, low levels of the so-called "love hormone" do not appear responsible for causing the developmental disorder, researchers say.

With local governments tight on funds, families are stepping up to ensure that community playgrounds offer a fun space for all children no matter their abilities.

A nationwide effort is underway to lodge federal complaints against sheltered workshops that are not fully complying with the law.

Three aging brothers with developmental disabilities who have been fighting to remain in the only home they have ever known will likely see it demolished in the next few weeks.

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

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

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Many in-home caregivers say they feel overwhelmed and unqualified as they struggle to help individuals with serious illnesses and disabilities.

The number of families looking to sue Disney over changes to its theme park access policy for people with disabilities is growing substantially.

There's long been talk of a connection between autism risk and infant head size, but a large new study suggests that no such link exists.

Despite a push to increase hiring of people with what are known as "targeted disabilities," the participation of such individuals in the federal workforce has actually declined.

Adults with autism face a greater risk of sexual victimization than their typically-developing peers, researchers say, and a lack of education could be part of the reason why.

Officials in one state say that new federal rules requiring overtime pay for caregivers could mean diminished services for people with disabilities and increased institutionalization.

Just because she has a disability, Pam Dickens must prove every year that she's a safe driver in order to keep her license. Now, Dickens and others are suing to get the requirement dropped.

A major pediatricians' group is issuing new guidelines for physicians diagnosing intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

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