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April 13, 2012

Do IQ Tests Wrongly Label Some with Autism as Intellectually Disabled?

By some measures, 70 percent of children with autism have also been labeled as intellectually disabled.

January 12, 2012

Group Acts to Address Overidentification of Black Children as Disabled

The National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities will train parents how to better advocate for their children and address this persistent disproportionality.

December 13, 2011

College Opportunities Emerge for People With Intellectual Disabilities

"We've had now 30 years of access for students with disabilities to go school. They're coming out of that system with a different expectation: Their education should continue."

October 17, 2011

Breakthroughs in Diagnosing, One Day Preventing Autism

A new collection of research makes it possible to diagnose autism in those with Down syndrome, and diagnose autism earlier--and possibly prevent it.

August 16, 2011

Grants for a Mouse, Morphemes, and Mobile Dictionaries

A computer mouse for the foot? A system that keeps a wheelchair user from getting into an accident? A mobile signing math dictionaries with mouth morphemes? These futuristic-sounding creations are now closer to reality.

November 05, 2010

Easter Seals Survey Offers Views From Parents of Adults With Disabilities

Parents of adult children with disabilities were generally concerned about the future prospects for their children. Adults with disabilities were also surveyed, but the results are difficult to compare.

October 05, 2010

Ed. Dept. Announces Postsecondary Transition Grants

Several federal initiatives will address employment, eduction and teacher training.

October 04, 2010

Tackling Alternate Assessments

An organization leading a group that will create new Common Core tests says students with severe cognitive disabilities can be tested on academic standards.

September 27, 2010

'Retardation' Out; 'Intellectual Disability' In

"Rosa's Law" would remove the terms "mentally retarded" and "mental retardation" from federal laws, to be replaced with "intellectually disabled/disabilities."

June 25, 2010

Agencies Starting To Drop "Retarded" Label

While Congress is considering dropping "mental retardation" from official use, other states are making that move on their own.

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