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People with even the most severe disabilities have the right to make their own decisions, no matter if their choices are risky or ultimately turn out to be mistakes, a U.N. panel says.
Experts say that treatable infections may be behind a growing number of children developing symptoms of psychological disorders seemingly overnight, but the idea remains controversial.
Using web-based technology to teach parents the strategies of applied behavior analysis could offer big gains for kids with autism, new research suggests.
A federal judge has thrown out a discrimination claim from a married couple with intellectual disabilities who were denied the opportunity to live together in the same group home.
Nearly a year after new diagnostic criteria for autism took effect, the National Institutes of Health is asking everyone from families to health experts to weigh in on the changes.
Using YouTube videos, researchers say they've identified a new approach to autism screening that could significantly speed up the path to diagnosis.
In a case centering on the rights of people with intellectual disabilities, a court has ruled that an Iowa mother overstepped when she arranged a vasectomy for her son with special needs.
An annual ranking of states offering the best services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities reveals a familiar but evolving landscape.