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A controversial residential school that was recently banned from using electric shock devices on students with disabilities is getting over a million dollars in coronavirus relief funds.

So long to overhyped innovations. Hello to tech that embeds accessibility into everyday devices.

A film about an innovative business that's employing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is set to air on television stations across the country.

Parents of children with autism are suing over the COVID-19 face mask policy at three amusement parks, saying the kids can't wear masks because of their medical conditions.

An EMT who has a son with severe autism has developed sensory kits to help kids on the spectrum cope with the flashing lights, sirens and other stimuli of an ambulance ride.

Three writers share how they revealed their disability, to a family member, to a love interest on a dating app and to oneself.

Step out of your comfort zone, ask questions, get to know someone different than you. You might be surprised by how much this can enrich your life.

People with developmental disabilities who live in group homes are significantly more likely than others to contract the coronavirus and die from it, a new study finds.

The author and clinical psychologist Andrew Solomon examines the disabilities that ramps and reserved parking spots don’t address.

I will never stop lusting for a good bite.

The progression of my multiple sclerosis forced me to discover the intimate act of being fed. I will never stop lusting for a good bite.

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New guidance continues to flow from the federal government advising states on Medicaid and special education services in light of the pandemic.

Months into the pandemic, some are pushing back against one-size-fits-all bans on family visits for group home residents with developmental disabilities.

Federal civil rights officials are further asserting that people with disabilities should receive medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic that's free of discrimination and stereotypes.

A member of the Black Panthers, he helped lead a historic, and successful, sit-in in San Francisco as part of a nationwide anti-discrimination campaign on behalf of people with disabilities.

The case was the court’s latest consideration of the relationship between the government and religion.

Zhuangzi pushed back against the idea that “normal” is good and difference is bad 2,500 years ago.

A new documentary series is taking an intimate look at the experiences of people with autism in the dating world.

Makeup companies are creating products that are easier to open and apply, especially for people living with A.L.S., Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and other disabilities.

More than 6 million Americans have vision problems that cannot be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. Companies like IrisVision are creating headsets to help them see better.

In “Raising a Rare Girl,” Heather Lanier writes about a daughter who has Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.

Federal officials have issued multiple warnings about cards and flyers circulating online that falsely claim to exempt people with disabilities from wearing face masks.

In the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging that changes to Disney's disability access policy are discriminatory, a federal judge has ruled in favor of the company.

Disability rights advocates said they have concerns that a man with disabilities died because a hospital did not value his life as much as an able-bodied person's.

When mindful meditation becomes part of your daily routine, you’ll notice its benefits become a regular part of your life.

Less than half of states are doing what they should to serve students with disabilities in compliance with federal special education law, the U.S. Department of Education says.

With her legs paralyzed, she found freedom rowing across oceans. “It’s hopeless, it’s majestic, it’s exhilarating,” she said.

There’s no doubt about it: the early bird does get the worm, and if you strive to live a more altruistic lifestyle, your morning routine should play an important role.

Disability rights groups said state guidelines on who would, and who wouldn’t, receive coronavirus treatment during a shortage was discriminatory.

As coronavirus cases across the nation rise again, advocates say federal efforts to address the unique needs of people with disabilities during the pandemic are needed as much as ever.

Nonprofit executives in one state say the coronavirus has ravaged their operations, resulting in six-figure monthly losses, layoffs and rapidly depleting cash reserves.

The tournament’s original framework released last week eliminated the competition, a decision many wheelchair players said had been made without consulting them.

Referrals to early intervention services have plummeted as the COVID-19 pandemic has kept children from day care and other places where concerns about developmental delays often emerge.

Lyft is agreeing to change its ways after being accused of denying rides to people with disabilities in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The U.S. Department of Education is offering up details about how states and schools can address special education disputes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A number of organizations have filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services alleging that many people with disabilities can't get tested for COVID-19.

After taking heat on social media when students in a transition program were left out of a high school yearbook, school officials are blaming privacy laws.

If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, start by reprogramming your brain to think more positively. Try out these six tips to focus your thoughts and train your brain to be more positive.

It's long been thought that autism severity remained largely static over a person's lifetime, but new research suggests otherwise.

Three years after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on the rights of students with disabilities, a new analysis suggests the ruling hasn't changed things much.

A couple allegedly used their leadership roles at a local Down syndrome group to steal as much as $160,000 to purchase airline tickets, gift cards, jewelry and remodel their home.

Already facing a shortage of caregivers, the pandemic is further wreaking havoc on the lives of people with disabilities who rely on others in order to work and live independently.

Readers say the president’s claim of transparency is self-evidently false. Also: Safety and the return to college; the disabled and technology.

The creator of "Parenthood" is bringing a new series about the experiences of three young adults with autism to Amazon.

It is widely recommended that individuals with autism receive a battery of genetic tests, but new research finds strikingly few people on the spectrum partaking.

As one state gears up to allow in-person special education again, parents and educators are sharply divided about whether the benefits outweigh the risks.

A mother accused of pushing her 9-year-old son with severe autism into a canal to drown has pleaded not guilty and may face the death penalty.

Whether you’re in the business world or the nonprofit realm, communication is a critical component of moving things forward and accomplishing your goals.

Employers would be barred from discriminating against workers who care for family members with developmental disabilities or other special needs under a new federal bill.