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Trump Signs Autism Act

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With little time to spare, President Donald Trump approved an extension of the nation's primary autism law, authorizing $1.8 billion in spending on...

NIH Funding For Down Syndrome Research Balloons

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With millions of new dollars for research on Down syndrome, federal officials have effectively doubled their investment in understanding the...

Bill Aims To Boost Direct Support Workforce

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Federal lawmakers are looking to address the nation's shortage of in-home caregivers assisting people with developmental disabilities....

Grocery Chain Rolls Out Adaptive Shopping Carts

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Thanks to one mom, a supermarket chain is the first to provide carts in all of its stores designed for children with special needs who are too big to...

Theater Turns Away Moviegoers With Special Needs

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When a group of kids with special needs was turned away from a Regal movie theater, they were told it was because the movie was oversold but later...

Volunteers To Help Parents At IEP Meetings

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A disability rights organization plans to train volunteers who will attend IEP meetings with parents and help them advocate for including their...