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No matter how old you are, what your musical taste is or whether or not you can read a note, there's never a wrong time to learn how to play an instrument.

Are we writing for other disabled people, for the nondisabled, or for everyone? The work of these poets speaks for itself.

Recently revealed as the creator of the online persona StalinGulag, Aleksandr Gorbunov has attracted a huge following for his scathing commentary.

A new comedy is headed to television featuring a teen with autism who's played by an actress on the spectrum.

In the past five years, parents in one state have lost legal battles against schools more than 85 percent of the time, even after investing tens of thousands of dollars and countless hours.

Disabled passengers have long complained that Access-A-Ride service is poor. The transit agency has introduced apps to make scheduling easier.

President Donald Trump is attempting to make good on his promise to continue providing federal funding for Special Olympics.

A network comedy centering on the experiences of a teen with a developmental disability and his family is no more.

So, do you want to embrace social networking to have a positive influence on the world? Here are some ideas for how to use social media to make a difference.

Many people with autism are not getting the assistance they're entitled to from a government program that's supposed to help individuals with disabilities land jobs.

The U.S. Department of Education is fighting to delay a special education regulation two months after a federal judge found that the agency's efforts to do so were illegal.

Tech giant Google says it is working on multiple projects designed to improve day-to-day life for people with various disabilities.

A group of Indonesians have begun translating the Quran into sign language, helping millions of deaf Muslims get access to their holiest book for the first time.

People with developmental disabilities face enormous barriers to adequate and timely dental care. Many dentists either avoid treating these patients or lack the skills needed to do so.

New research suggests that medications targeting a hormone may lead to improved socialization and behavior in those with autism.

With more than 440,000 youth in foster care, there are plenty of ways to make a difference during this month. Here are ideas for how to support National Foster Care Month.

As more states turn to managed care to administer Medicaid, federal investigators are set to examine whether these companies are offering people with disabilities the care they're entitled.

Readers in some of the 22 states where measles have been diagnosed this year discuss how the fear of catching the disease is affecting their daily lives.

The evolution of the disability rights movement is at the heart of a documentary that former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are bringing to Netflix.

A new dental center is built to welcome patients with special needs and those in wheelchairs, who often run into obstacles elsewhere.

Republican lawmakers are pushing the U.S. Department of Education to reconsider regulations that transformed the transition from school to work for people with disabilities.

Students with autism may experience school recess as loud, chaotic, isolating and exhausting, but a new study is offering clues on how to better incorporate these kids.

New research indicates that autism can be reliably diagnosed in children months before pediatricians conduct routine screening for the developmental disorder.

You want to make a difference, but aren’t sure where to start without money. Fortunately, we have ideas to help you donate to charity without breaking the bank.

Medicaid funding for people with disabilities could be jeopardized if a handful of states succeed in their efforts to overhaul how they receive federal dollars, advocates say.

In the United States, just 10 percent of blind children learn Braille, which is tied to success in the work force.

In a brief respite from the draining routines of caregiving, an affinity for a man at another table sparks a certain hunger.

Some children outgrow autism, researchers say, but losing the diagnosis doesn't mean these kids are free of challenges.

A new government report indicates that students who qualify for special education services in one state might be considered ineligible in another.

A prosthetic voice decodes what the brain intends to say and generates (mostly) understandable speech, no muscle movement needed.

The work, featuring a central character who is deaf, won the Tony Award for best play in 1980 and was turned into an Oscar-winning 1986 movie.

With the help of video cameras, sensors and other devices, people with developmental disabilities who once needed 24-hour supervision are now able to get some alone time at home.

New funding will ensure that a program that moves people with disabilities from institutions to the community can stick around while advocates push for a longer-term solution.

Turns out, even the smallest steps can have an impact. This Earth Day, consider your ecological footprint and enact these seven green ways to embrace today.

Lawmakers are looking to dramatically increase federal funding to support respite care for families of those with disabilities and other special needs.

A reader writes about the disabled people who were killed by the Nazis in Aktion T4, “the so-called euthanasia program that was a testing ground for the Holocaust.”

The U.S. Department of Education is laying the groundwork for a reauthorization of the nation's primary special education law.

In what developers say is a first, an entire neighborhood of brand-new homes is set to hit the market that is specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities.

Funding for the Special Olympics may have been restored, but many more important programs are still on the chopping block.

Much like ABC's "Shark Tank," the Reactor Room puts adults with autism in front of a panel of business leaders and innovators with connections and ideas that can lead to a meaningful career.

For the second year in a row, complaints of disability-related job discrimination are down, according to a government report.

The arts still play a vital role in much of our society. In fact, without the arts, much of our history, expression and culture would be virtually nonexistent.

New federal figures indicate that autism prevalence among young children is on the rise.

Its foreign minister says the country’s new criminal code — which makes adultery and gay sex punishable by stoning — is intended to deter.

One state is on track to become the first to require training for paraeducators who support students with disabilities — if lawmakers can come up with the money to pay for it, that is.

More than a month after a federal court ruled against the U.S. Department of Education's efforts to delay a special ed regulation, advocates are blasting the agency for continuing to stall.

A new television series chronicling the experiences of people with autism and other special needs as they search for meaningful employment is set to debut.

A large clinical trial of a heralded early intervention therapy for autism shows the treatment might not be as advantageous as previously believed.

For seniors, volunteering is the perfect chance to use extra time to make a difference in the community. Check out these positive reasons for seniors to volunteer.

With an eye toward inclusivity, Target is rolling out a new collection of sensory-friendly products featuring everything from weighted blankets to floor cushions and chairs.