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A congressional budget deal that would ease many of the spending cuts set to hit special education and other disability programs is a step in the right direction, advocates say.
Facing the threat of an ADA lawsuit, a Florida city will allow a boy with autism to keep the chickens that his family says have made a world of difference for him.
The Obama administration is committing $100 million to boost access to mental health services and improve mental health facilities.
How should states decide if someone has an intellectual disability? This spring the Supreme Court will wade back into these murky waters.
J.J. Hart has autism and used to say little, stare into space and throw tantrums. That all changed when his family took in three hens, but they may soon be forced to give the animals up.
Susan Boyle, the Scottish singer who rose to international fame after stunning audiences on the television show "Britain's Got Talent," says she's been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.
A therapy that uses play to teach children with autism to tolerate sound, touch and other potentially-challenging sensory experiences can be beneficial, new research suggests.
Starting with a simple Facebook exchange, a new group is now pairing thousands of runners looking for inspiration with children and adults who have special needs.