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For the first time, federal lawmakers have approved legislation that would end a practice allowing employers to pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage.

In what's being called the largest study of its kind, researchers say that the likelihood of developing autism is overwhelmingly rooted in a person's genetic makeup.

Programs for preschoolers with disabilities are required by law. But as the number of students needing services has doubled, funding per child has decreased 40 percent in two decades.

With a bit of planning, you can take a cruise that fits your needs.

Significantly more people with disabilities cast ballots last year, according to a new report suggesting that this demographic is poised to have a big impact in the 2020 presidential race.

If you have something or some time to give, consider doing so today. Here’s a list of easy ways you can give something away today.

A first-of-its-kind autism registry that collected research data from thousands of families has closed after 13 years and hundreds of studies on everything from bullying to mood disorders.

Now in its fifth year, Italy’s Disability Pride Parade brings an often ignored community onto the streets, which are often tricky for them to navigate.

Fewer than half of states are meeting their obligations to properly serve students with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education says.

The disturbing death of a woman in Britain renewed a debate that has followed bans on plastic straws around the world.

As Lyft and Uber became part of the nation's transportation systems, many people with disabilities felt left on the sidelines. That's slowly starting to change.

If you, like thousands of others, live with a visible or invisible disability, here’s what you need to know if you want to tell your employer.

Federal officials say they plan to dole out millions of dollars to help thousands of people with disabilities access housing in the community.

Special educators say that many of the teachers and paraprofessionals who work directly with students with disabilities are ill-prepared to do so.

Farmers markets have so much more to offer than just the sights and smells. The following is a list of just a few reasons you should visit your local farmers market this summer.

With federal lawmakers slow to act, cities and states across the country are increasingly moving to bar employers from paying workers with disabilities less than minimum wage.

Blind authors like Milton show what’s possible when your imagination is 20-20.

Find out why beverage companies fight recycling, and why it’s so hard to lose weight. Take the citizenship test. Learn about Cori Gauff. And more.

Planning an Independence Day gathering should be about creating community, not a source of stress. We’ve compiled a list of everything you need to throw a party your guests will rave about.

The school district placed the boy on “home and hospital status,” denying him “his right to attend school with his non-diabetic peers,” the lawsuit says.

In a growing trend toward inclusion, young adults with disabilities now have more opportunities than ever to live with typically-developing peers who double as their caregivers.

Two former employees of an autism therapy provider are headed to federal prison for their roles in a long-running scheme where the company falsely billed government programs for supposed care.

The federal government will be required to do more to consider the needs of people with disabilities when hurricanes, fires and other disasters strike under a new law.

U.S. Stem Cell must stop injecting fat extracts into patients, an unproven treatment that federal officials say blinded some patients.

Following years of uncertainty, federal lawmakers are working to renew a popular Medicaid program that moves people with disabilities from institutions into the community.

Days after a British judge ruled it was in the best interests of a developmentally disabled woman to have an abortion, the Court of Appeal decided in favor of the woman’s mother, who opposes an abortion.

If you're looking for a way to get outside while also improving your whole self, gardening may be the hobby for you.

In a first, a major network is committing to audition actors with disabilities, paving the way for a more inclusive slate of characters on television.

Amid signs that children with developmental delays in two expansive rural counties were falling through the cracks, experts are using an innovative app to boost screening rates and help kids.

It isn’t easy, but I have more than my own physical strength to rely on.

Comcast is making it easier for people with disabilities to watch TV with new technology that allows individuals to control their remote using eye-gaze or sip-and-puff assistive technology.

U.S. Department of Education data on how frequently restraint and seclusion are used in the nation's schools is incomplete and inaccurate, government investigators say.

More Americans are saying they need a variety of animals — dogs, ducks, even insects — for their mental health. But critics say many are really just pets that do not merit special status.

The man’s family has characterized him as having a mental disability, and called for more information to be released. The police have said the officer was assaulted before he opened fire.

New data is prompting questions about the sustainability of a recently-established program that allows people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

Paige Winter and her father gave details about the shark attack that resulted in her left leg being amputated. She also lost two fingers on her left hand.

You know volunteering has a positive influence (make friends, build connections, gain experiences, etc.), but did you know that it can actually assist your health?

Kohl's is introducing sensory-friendly and adaptive clothing for kids, becoming the latest retailer to offer up apparel designed to meet the needs of people with various disabilities.

A reader says the Tony winner Ali Stroker is a role model for children with disabilities.

Poets have always been writing while disabled. Here is new work by seven of them.

Parents are asking one school district to abandon a policy barring them from recording IEP meetings, arguing that it's their legal right to have a record of what is said.

I saw firsthand how difficult everyday life was for my dad: how precarious were grocery shopping, going to the gym, bathing, putting on socks.

Disability advocates are pushing for a requirement that medical schools train future doctors to treat people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but they're hitting roadblocks.

The flirtatious Ado Annie of Broadway’s “Oklahoma!” relishes the chance to embody what a disabled performer can accomplish.

With a bipartisan proposal, members of Congress are pushing a new plan to increase competitive, integrated employment for young people with developmental disabilities.

Here’s how one school in the Bronx celebrated.

Too many people with developmental disabilities are being funneled into guardianships rather than exploring less-limiting options, a new government report finds, and schools may be to blame.

There are always ways to give back to others around you, even including the presents you buy. Here are some ideas for Father’s Day gifts that give back.

Nearly four years after "Sesame Street" introduced a muppet with autism, new research suggests that the show's materials focused on the developmental disorder are making a difference.

“This award is for every kid who is watching tonight who has a disability, who has a limitation or a challenge,” said Ms. Stroker, who won for her role as Ado Annie in “Oklahoma!.”