"Born this Way," featuring seven young adults with Down syndrome, premieres at 10 p.m. ET December 8 on the A&E network.
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December 07, 2015
February 18, 2015
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, wants to ensure parents are given more information before allowing their children to be placed in an educational track with less rigor than the general education curriculum.
June 06, 2014
Survey respondents reported that many students with disabilities were subjected to sexual abuse many times, often by adults in the school setting.
June 04, 2014
After up to four years of intervention, students with mild or moderate intellectual disabilities were able to read 1st-grade-level text, new research finds.
April 09, 2014
Federal officials investigating Americans with Disabilities Act violations in Providence, R.I., had expanded their work to the whole state after settling last year with the Providence school system.
March 11, 2014
The newspaper offers a detailed account of the lives of men with intellectual disabilities who worked for decades at a turkey-processing plant, earning less than $100 a month.
January 03, 2014
The FBI was one of several federal agencies involved in an investigation into a vocational program that was found to be improperly isolating students with intellectual disabilities.
June 14, 2013
Providence has shut down a program for youth and adults with intellectual disabilities that required them work at menial jobs at wages far below the state minimum.
May 20, 2013
The fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, also known as the DSM-5, represents the latest thinking on what symptoms define a host of mental disorders, with potential implications for schools, teachers and parents.
April 24, 2013
Students tested only on the simplest tasks under Texas' new testing regime will not be counted as proficient under state and federal proficiency standards.