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Federal officials say they're embarking on a new effort to identify best practices to meet the needs of individuals with autism from childhood to adulthood.

On a 1.2-acre plot of land in the heart of Chicago, young adults with autism are getting invaluable lessons -- lessons that may soon be replicated around the country.

A federal lawmaker says he wants to level the playing field for parents involved in special education disputes with their child's school district.

The vast majority of American children may not be receiving recommended screenings for developmental delay, the CDC says.

An increasing number of young people with disabilities are moving into housing that largely serves the elderly and the mix of populations is not without tension.

The nation's passenger rail system remains plagued by accessibility problems with poor planning hampering efforts to improve accommodations for people with disabilities, an audit finds.

Police say they have suspects in the case of a teen with autism who thought he was taking part in the "ice bucket challenge" but reportedly found himself covered in urine and feces instead.

An intervention for kids exhibiting signs of autism as young as 6 months is showing promise, researchers say, with most infants in a new study shedding their delays.

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