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November 02, 2016

Autistic Children Over-Diagnosed With ADHD, Study Suggests

A study from the Center for Autism Research finds autistic children may be over-diagnosed with ADHD, partly because a common ADHD screening tool may mistake autism-related social impairments for inattention.

December 07, 2015

Young Adults With Down Syndrome Star in New Cable Reality Show

"Born this Way," featuring seven young adults with Down syndrome, premieres at 10 p.m. ET December 8 on the A&E network.

June 10, 2015

Accessible Playgrounds, Laundromats Focus of Early-Literacy Effort

The Too Small to Fail organization announced that a builder of inclusive playgrounds will add signs encouraging adults to engage in playful conversation with their children.

March 19, 2015

It's Not Your Imagination: Special Education Lingo Getting Harder To Grasp

A study found that official language in special education has gotten harder to read over time.

March 04, 2015

Home-Schooling Parents Protest Draft IEP Proposal by Sandy Hook Panel

An expert panel appointed by Connecticut's governor recommends in a draft that home-schooled students with disabilities receive individualized education programs and be monitored by their local school system.

December 24, 2014

Low Funding Forces Cutbacks at Advocacy Group for Black Youth With Disabilities

The founder of the National Association for African American Children with Learning Differences said the organization plans to continue providing some resources, mainly through its website.

July 02, 2013

Florida Law Enhances Special Education Rights

One change will require parents to agree to special diploma tracks or placement in alternative schools.

April 01, 2013

Special Education Essential to Preschool Plans, Says Advocacy Group

Programs that serve young children with disabilities should be part of any federal preschool expansion, according to a letter to the Obama administration from the Council for Exceptional Children.

October 08, 2012

Study: Nearly Half of All Children With Autism Wander

Until more research is done and interventions are developed to address this behavior, researchers hopes this study will inform families, doctors, educators and first responders who grapple with the consequences of elopement.

September 13, 2012

Autism Research, Parent-Training Centers Get Cash Infusion

Researchers will look into why autism is more common in boys than girls, and why some children and adults with autism lose part or all of their ability to speak.

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